Lake Tahoe Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Lake Tahoe - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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D.L. Bliss State Park

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This park takes its name from Duane LeRoy Bliss, a 19th-century lumber magnate. At one time Bliss owned nearly 75% of Tahoe's lakefront,...

Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum

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The park and museum commemorate the Donner Party, westward-bound pioneers—about 90; historians debate the exact number—who became...

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

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Named for a state lawmaker who sponsored key conservation legislation, Lake Tahoe's largest state park has 2,000 acres of dense forests...

Emerald Bay

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A massive glacier millions of years ago carved this 3-mile-long and 1-mile-wide fjordlike inlet. Famed for its jewel-like shape and colors,...

Gatekeeper's Museum

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This museum preserves a little-known part of the region's history. Between 1910 and 1968 the gatekeeper who lived on this site was responsible...

Heavenly Gondola

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Whether you ski or not, you'll appreciate the impressive view of Lake Tahoe from the Heavenly Gondola. Its eight-passenger cars travel...

Heavenly Village

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The centerpiece of South Lake Tahoe's efforts to reinvent itself and provide a focal point for tourism, this complex at the base of the...

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

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The main attraction at Sugar Pine Point State Park is Ehrman Mansion, a 1903 stone-and-shingle summer home furnished in period style.

High Camp

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You can ride the Squaw Valley Aerial Tram to this activity hub, which at 8,200 feet commands superb views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding...

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

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The north shore's 28-acre Kings Beach State Recreation Area, one of the largest such areas on the lake, is open year-round. The 700-foot-long...

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