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The Best Museums in Lake Tahoe (California)

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Museums in Lake Tahoe (California)

Specialty Museum
In 1968, a group of volunteers gathered artifacts and established a small museum in the city of South Lake Tahoe. Featuring Washoe artifacts,
Art Gallery
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery , South Lake Tahoe
Specialty Museum
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Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone can listen together!Explore Lake Tahoe’s dazzlingly blue waters and stunning mountainous backdrop with this self-guided audio tour! Drive around the entirety of the lake as you learn about its origins, admire its breathtaking vistas, and dive into its Gilded Age history. Explore hikes, historic homes, and waterfall views along the way. This self-guided driving tour allows you to experience all of Lake Tahoe with maximum flexibility and value.• Fun and flexible way to make the most of your time in Lake Tahoe• Learn Tahoe trivia and history as you drive to different landmarks• Low price for the budget-friendly app is per car• App never expires and can be launched and paused any time
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Art Gallery
Wyland Galleries , South Lake Tahoe
Military Museum
The Tahoe Maritime Museum & Gardens provides a unique cultural experience where the Lake Tahoe regional maritime heritage is preserved, enjoy

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Where to stay in Lake Tahoe (California)

As the biggest city on the lake, South Lake Tahoe provides the majority of the area's nightlife, entertainment, and stores. As such, it supports a vast number of hotels and motels. Tahoe City is the lake's second most popular city among tourists, but is considerably quieter. It is a good choice for those who want to avoid the crowds of South Lake Tahoe while enjoying access to lots of amenities. Those interested in a truly tranquil stay should consider renting a cabin in one of the small towns that surround the lake. These accommodations, as well as campgrounds along the shoreline, provide an escape from the tourist vibe of the city. However, keep in mind that staying at these places will increase your drive time to major attractions.
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