An entertaining, hands-on place to play, learn, and have fun.
Emigrant Trail Museum
This museum portrays the history of the Lake Tahoe area and the people who lived here, including Native Americans, the famous Donner Party, and
the builders of the transcontinental railroad.
Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm Castle
The Emerald Bay is the most picturesque part of Lake Tahoe due to the beautiful surroundings of emerald green water, blue skies, and striking
granite cliffs. The Vikingsholm Castle, an imitation of a Viking castle from the 11th-century, is considered one of the world’s best examples
of Scandinavian design.
Nevada State Railroad Museum
Photographic displays, memorabilia, and original equipment from the Virginia and Truckee Railroads await you at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
Steam locomotives, passenger cars and freight cars, a flatcar, and a caboose from the nineteenth century are part of a 25-piece display.
Tahoe Maritime Museum
The museum contains a sizable compilation of exhibit items that cover Lake Tahoe's maritime history. The collection reaches back into the late nineteenth
century, with displays of the opulent steamers that once carried passengers, mail, and freight around the Lake.
Tallac Historic Site
In the late 1800’s, Lake Tahoe used to be the summer vacation spot for the well-to-do from San Francisco and Sacramento. At the Tallac
Historic Site, you can tour a number of lavish historical estates.
Taylor Creek Visitor Center
The area around Taylor Creek Visitor Center is one of the few places outside Alaska where you can easily observe a salmon spawn. Learn
about the region’s ecosystem through the park and aquarium displays.