Lake Tahoe Sightseeing

Famous Lake Tahoe Residents

Some famous people who have lived in or near Lake Tahoe include:

  • Charles Bronson
  • Natalie Cole
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Wayne Newton
  • Cher
  • Liza Minelli
  • The Captain and Tennille

Movies Filmed at Lake Tahoe

  • Indian Love Call, starring Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy was the first back in the 1920s
  • The Godfather, with Al Pacino and Marlon Brando
  • The Bodyguard, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston
  • Smokin’ Aces, starring Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia and Ray Liotta
  • City of Angels, with Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage

Lake Tahoe Casinos

  • Bill’s Casino, 15 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV, (775) 588-2455
  • Caesar’s Lake Tahoe, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – (775) 588-3515
  • Cal-Neva Resort, N Lake Blvd & Stateline Rd & Lakeshore Blvd,
  • Crystal Bay, N Lake Tahoe, (800) 537-6986
  • Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Hwy 50, Stateline, NV, (800) 537-6986
  • Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, (800) HARRAHS
  • Horizon Hotel and Casino, 50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV, (775) 588-6211
  • Lakeside Inn Casino, U.S. 50 at Kingsbury Grade, Box 5640, Stateline, NV, (775) 588-7777
  • Tahoe Biltmore Casino, 101 Lakeview Ave. Crystal Bay, NV, (775) 831 0660

More Things to do in Tahoe

  • Hop aboard one of the two Mississippi paddle-wheelers, the M.S. Dixie II and the Tahoe Queen, and cruise into Emerald Bay on any day of the year.
  • Skiers can hit the slopes on one of the 182 ski trails in the midst of more than 8,800 total ski resort acres.
  • Visit the Thunderbird Lodge, 5000 Highway 28, Incline Village (775-832-8750
  • White water rafting, water-skiing, fishing, hunting, hiking

Historic Lake Tahoe Sites and Museums

  • The Tallac Resort, South Lake Tahoe, (530) 541-4975. Don’t miss the former site of the 100-year-old Tallac Resort in South Lake Tahoe. The original building was demolished in the 1920s, but the promenade and rocky paths remain. During the days of its glorious past, two large hotels, a casino, and several annexes were once a part of the resort. Today, the site is home to Valhalla community events center and its annual Festival of Arts and Music. Exhibits on the former proprietors, the Baldwin family, and on the Washoe Indian Tribe can be seen at the museum located also within the site.
  • Established in 1921, The Baldwin Estate contains a museum and educational center. Artifacts relating to the significance of the families of the Native American Washoe Tribe are on display in numerous exhibits within the 4000 square foot “log cabin”. The oldest and largest estate on the Tallac Resort is the Pope estate, which was established in 1894. This is the interpretive center for the site, and it offers living history programs with costumed players and a unique view into another place and time. East of Pope is the Heller estate also known as Valhalla, which was established in 1923. It has a beautifully renovated boathouse, now a community theatre, and twin guest cabins that offer fine arts and crafts for sale.
  • Stewart Indian Children’s Museum, 5366 Snyder Avenue, east of Hwy. 395, Carson City
  • Nevada State Museum, 6600 N. Carson St., at Robinson St., Carson City, (775) 687-4810. Here one can view the largest known assembled imperial mammoth skeleton in North America recently unearthed in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. You can also visit the replica of a silver mine and a ghost town, see cowboy gear, firearms, gaming memorabilia and a history gallery of famous Nevadans.
  • Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. at Fairview Drive, Carson City, (775) 687-6953
  • Vikingsholm Castle, D.L. Bliss and Emerald State Park, (530) 525-7277. With astonishing views of Lake Tahoe, this castle, which was built in 1929 by Lora J. Knight, sits on the shore of Emerald Bay and represents one of the finest examples of architecture in North America. The wealthy widow bought the then isolated site and had it constructed into a Norse fortress
  • Erhman Mansion, 7595 W. Lake Blvd., Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoma, CA, (530) 525-7982. This rustic but grand wood-paneled three-story house was built in 1903. It was equipped with the best that money could buy; exquisite landscaping and the state-of-the-art utility systems. The mansion serves as an opulent example of Tahoe summer homes of the era. Today the house is a working home-museum, complete with furnishings.
  • Gatekeeper’s Cabin Museum, 130 W. Lake Blvd., (530) 583-1762. Built in 1909, this original cabin was the home of the resident gatekeeper. In 1978, a fire destroyed it and on the very same foundation the current museum was built from hand-carved Lodgepole Pines. The museum features the history of the region, natural history displays and an amazing basket collection.
  • Lake Tahoe Historical Society, 3958 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South lake Tahoe, (530) 541-5458. Here you will find the area’s most comprehensive collection of early photos, pioneer tools and Washoe Indian basketry as well as a model of the historic S.S.Tahoe and other unusual buildings.


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