Must see attractions in South Lake Tahoe & Stateline

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    Emerald Bay State Park

    Sheer granite cliffs and a jagged shoreline hem in glacier-carved Emerald Bay, a teardrop cove that will have you digging for your camera. Its most…

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    Tallac Historic Site

    Three 1920s-era estates – Baldwin, Pope and Valhalla – sprawl across this 150-acre site on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe. Free, self-guided tours wind…

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    Inspiration Point

    Swoon-worthy views of Emerald Bay, as the camera-wielding crowds testify.

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    Heavenly Gondola

    Soar to the top of the world as you ride this gondola, which sweeps you from Heavenly Village to some 2.4 miles up the mountain in just 12 minutes. From…

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    Vikingsholm Castle

    Heiress Lora Knight's quirky mansion on the bay, Vikingsholm Castle is the focal point of Emerald Bay State Park, and a rare example of ancient…

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    El Dorado National Park

    West of Lake Tahoe, this mountainous park contains the formidably named Desolation Wilderness within its boundaries.

  • Fannette Island

    This uninhabited granite speck in Emerald Bay State Park is Lake Tahoe’s only island. It holds the vandalized remains of a tiny 1920s teahouse belonging…

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    Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum

    This small but interesting museum displays artifacts from Tahoe’s pioneer past, including Washoe tribal baskets, vintage black-and-white films, hoary…