Lake Tahoe is mostly known for natural landmarks
rather than historical landmarks. However, there are a few places with historical significance in the area worth checking out.
The Donner Memorial State Park near Truckee and Donner Lake is the location of the ill-fated Donner Party who were trapped in the Sierras over the winter of 1846. Other memorials include the Snowshoe Thompson statue in Genoa, Nevada and the Gatekeeper's Museum in Tahoe City.
If you are interested in the Native Americans of the area, visit the Gatekeeper's Museum in Tahoe City for more information on their lives in the harsh environment of the area. You can also visit Cave Rock on the East Shore, which is considered sacred even among today's tribes.
For some modern landmarks, visit Squaw Valley USA, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Gorgeous bay by Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm...
Highway 50 & Glenbrook Bay
Highway 89 at Squaw Creek Road
(6 miles north of Tahoe City)
3070 Camino Heights Drive
The higher you hike up, the fewer people you will see... read more
Jacks Valley Road at Main Street