Sightseeing in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Sightseeing in Lake Tahoe, Nevada
People often think of Lake Tahoe as simply a ski resort but there is actually much to be seen in the area. The physical beauty of the area makes this the perfect destination for the nature lover. No matter what you're in the mood to do in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, you won't leave disappointed.

Squaw Valley

One of the most famous sites at Lake Tahoe for the adventurer or athlete is Squaw Valley. Visit H-7, the famous torch from the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. The valley itself boasts incredible views of the mountains and meadows. If it's winter time, it's obviously a great time to go skiing, but in the summer, the lifts are often still running and you can get an incredible view of the mountains and even a view of Lake Tahoe itself.

Squaw Valley Ski Corp.
P.O. Box 2007
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-6985
squaw.com

Scuba Diving Lake Tahoe

In terms of things to see in Lake Tahoe, it's best to visit the area's namesake. Lake Tahoe offers incredible scuba diving because the water is pristine and clear. The water in Lake Tahoe is so clean that you can see long distances. Situated in the middle of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this is truly something that outdoor-loving tourists should see. The crystal blue waters allow for great fish viewing as well as checking out shipwrecks.

Strictly Scuba
2384 S. Curry St.
Carson City, NV 89701,
(775) 884-DIVE
laketahoequest.com/scubaDive.htm

Gatekeeper's Cabin Museum

Gatekeeper's Cabin Museum is a great way to learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. The museum features artifacts and other historical materials and it sits on the Washoe Indian campsite. The museum tells the tale of the Indians who formerly inhabited the area as well as the gold rush and the life of the pioneers who once occupied these lands.

Gatekeeper's Museum
Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum
130 West Lake Blvd.
PO Box 6141
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-1762
info@northtahoemuseums.org
northtahoemuseums.org/contact.aspx

Article Written By Catherine Madison

Catherine Madison is a full-time freelance writer specializing in travel and food. She has written for "Stir Magazine," My Food Place, Hispanic Kitchen and Sustainability. Madison holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.