South Lake Tahoe Attractions and Tours

Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum

Your perfect vacation has arrived! This major tourist attraction has more than just breathtaking views, crystal clear water, and pristine beaches. Discover the hidden secrets of Lake Tahoe historical tours and attractions. Start by hoping aboard the Heavenly Gondola and ride up to Adventure Peak, a sightseeing tour that whisks guests 2.4 miles up the mountain. At the top, pause a moment and take in the spectacular views of the Carson Valley, Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe. Lace up your shoes for a summertime hike or zip line and in the winter enjoy snow tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

If you are interested in Lake Tahoe history and museums, there are a number of sites to visit. Tallac Historic Site features the archeological remains of the Tallac Resort and three spacious summer estates built circa 1900. Hike a mile down to Vikingsholm Castle, built in 1929, and take a short guided tour, and then gaze out over Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed bays in the world. For some natural history, Taylor Creek Visitor Center is a great place to view Kokanee Salmon, trout, insects, frogs, and other inhabitants in their natural habitats.

There are so many things to do in Lake Tahoe that people reserve a day just to drive around the lake and visit the museums and historic sights. Lake Tahoe attractions are unique to the area and just might awaken that inner scholar in you. Discover hidden treasures and revel in the “whole” Lake Tahoe experience as you enjoy the educating tours and alluring attractions.

Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe Shopping

Heavenly Gondola is South Lake Tahoe’s “must see and do” attraction, a year-round sightseeing opportunity unlike any other! Located one-half block west of Stateline, in the heart of Heavenly Village,the Gondola is steps from most major... More Details

The historic Tallac Site is home to the archeological remains of the Tallac Resort and 3 large summer estates built by wealthy San Franciscans in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. The Pope Estate, built in 1894, is open for guided tours... More Details

Inspiration Point at Emerld Bay

Inspiration Point towers 600 feet above Lake Tahoe and is one of the best spots to stop and take in the view of Emerald Bay, Fannette Island, Vikingsholm Castle and more! Bring your camera for some dramatic Lake Tahoe photos and take advantage of the... More Details

Located in Round Hill, Nevada about 1 mile from the South Lake Tahoe Casinos. Complete with brochures and maps on everything available in Lake Tahoe. From vacation rentals to real estate and more! Also, a unique display of interesting facts about Lake... More Details

Located 2 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Hwy 89 is the Taylor Creek Visitor Center/Stream Profile Chamber. Stream Profile Chamber allows visitors to view the Kokanee Salmon in their natural habitat. Experience what it would be like to go below the... More Details

Historic Vikingsholm Castle offers one of the most spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay – one of the most photographed bays in the world. For great images click the Photo Gallery just above the map below. In 1928 Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight... More Details