Lake Tahoe landmarks

Click through our gallery of iconic Tahoe landmarks

The Shanghai

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The Shanghai, lifted from the lake in 2000, resides at Tahoe Maritime Museum.

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The Cottage Inn

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The Cottage Inn is a cozy, knotty-pine throwback on Lake Tahoe’s west side. 

Goldcrest Motel

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 Goldcrest Motel (now part of Ferrari's Crown Resort) is one of several classics lining the lake.

Fire Light

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Firelite Lodge was built to house athletes competing in the 1960 Winter Olympics. 

Firesign Cafe


Brunch lines are long, but a sunny patio table at Firesign Café is worth the wait. 

Emerald Bay

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Lake stats

6,229 feet: Elevation (highest of lakes its size in the United States)

22 x 12 miles: Length x width

1,645 feet: Depth, near Crystal Bay (2nd deepest in the United States, after Oregon’s 
Crater Lake; 16th deepest lake in the world)

72 miles: Length of shoreline

39 trillion: Gallons of water

65°: Average temperature of 
water surface in August 

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