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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum

130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-1762
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Lovely Museum

This museum is done in two parts with only one reasonable entrance fee. One part houses the... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Annette K
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San Anselmo, California
Small place, but knowleagable staff with rich information about the area

I enjoyed learning, seen the artifacts, and a short documentary related to the area. Visiting the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
moreiraj17
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Charleston, South Carolina
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This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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+1 530-583-1762

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This museum is done in two parts with only one reasonable entrance fee. One part houses the Gatekeepers Museum which contains early Tahoe artifacts and Olympic memorabilia and the other, The Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum which is extensive and fantastic. Both are located within...More

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I enjoyed learning, seen the artifacts, and a short documentary related to the area. Visiting the lake would be complete by knowing the area and the history behind it. One would appreciate even more...

Thank moreiraj17
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This museum has photos of Lake Tahoe places in the "Olden Days" and local memoribiia, but for us the best part was the information oon the black bears. Wonderful video of mother and cubs. If you are interested in Indian Baskets you should not miss...More

Thank NanGS_10
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a great little gem in Tahoe City next to the Lake and the Truckee River. There is even access to the famous dam from this spot. Perfect for a picnic by the Lake. Beach activities from this location really depend on the Lake's...More

Thank tahoehuskies
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The log cabin in wonderful itself. They have a good selection of Indian baskets and other items to view as well as lots of other information on the areas. Worth a visit.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 28 September 2015

On the receding Lake Tahoe during the worst drought on record. Lovely trees, lovely ground, simple yet elegant. A park, a museum and a venue for weddings. In the heart of Tahoe city. A must for all visitors.

Thank bill s
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We have bicycle toured from the northwest and have visited many of these small local museums along the way. Generally, the smaller the museum, the more local the artifacts and the more interesting the museum. This was not the case here. We really love small,...More

Thank funhogs2
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We were here for a wedding What an Ideal place for one thats away from it all .The wedding and the reception were both held here . Even with the lake down a bit its a great site .

1  Thank ruhs1969
Reviewed 27 August 2015

It's a fabulous collection of all Tahoe history. Don't miss it!! The staff is more than helpful and eager to assist.

Thank grammysue00
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The best feature of this small, eclectic museum is the collection of Native American baskets. The collection is not at all systematic -- the donation of one collector --, and neither date nor maker is identified for most of the baskets, but there are several...More

1  Thank Bruce H
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