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Lake Tahoe Museums, Tours, & Performing Arts

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Apple Hill® - Located in Camino, CA, this apple growers association was once a fledgling association comprised of 16 original ranches. Today it consists of more than 50 ranches, including Christmas tree growers, wineries, and vineyards. You'll find old fashioned fun at Apple Hill as you picnic on the lush land surrounding these exciting ranches. Their doors are open and the growers have gone the extra mile to ensure your family a day that they will remember. Apple Hill is approximately 1 hour from Lake Tahoe. Take Hwy 50.

Gatekeeper's Museum - The Gatekeeper's Museum, built in 1981 with funds raised by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, is situated among ancient conifers on the south bank of Lake Tahoe's only outlet. This hand carved log cabin, built from lodgepole pines, stands on the same foundation as the original Gatekeeper's Cabin which was destroyed in 1978 by arson fire.

The Historic Fourth Ward School - The Historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, Nevada is recognized as a leader in historic preservation and sponsor of innovative historical, cultural, and educational programs.

Larsen Apple Barn - Larsen Apple Barn is the oldest (c. 1860) continuously family owned and operated farm in the area, featuring a dozen varieties of the finest quality apples as well as pears, peaches, and nectarines seasonally, along with fresh apple cider, honey, and pumpkins. The Bake Shop is "home of the original apple turnover on the hill" specializing in the Cream Cheese Apple Pie, cookies, apple butter, jellies and other delights. And "Mr. Apple" hangs around for your amusement. The large picnic area features three acres of lawn for your relaxation and enjoyment with picnic tables, a waterfall, waterwheel and the oldest apple tree in El Dorado County. Included on site is the Larsen Pioneer Farm Museum with generations of family and local history on display with a log cabin, covered wagon, antique farm equipment, doll houses and much more. Larsen Apple Barn is located at Apple Hill® in Camino, CA, just 55 minutes from Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50.

Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum - Marion Steinbach's lifelong interest in Native American art and culture led her to study and collect representative baskets and artifacts. By the time of her death in 1991, she had gathered over 800 rare and diverse baskets from over 85 tribes, dolls, artifacts, and a Southwestern pottery collection, all fully described and documented, and a Native American research library.

Nevada Museum of Art - Founded in 1931, the Nevada Museum of Art is the oldest arts organization in Nevada and it remains the only nationally accredited art museum in the state. It is recognized as a leader among museums for its innovation in reaching out to new audiences and developing unique partnerships throughout its community. Located in downtown Reno, Nevada, the Nevada Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm, and open late on Thursdays, until 8 pm. Groups are welcome.

Nevada State Railroad Museum - The Nevada State railroad Museum houses over 50 pieces of railroad equipment from Nevada's past and is considered one of the finest regional railroad museums in the country. Included in the collection are five steam locomotives and several restored coaches and freight cars. The bulk of the equipment is from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, America's richest and most famous short line. The museum is located in Carson City..

North Lake Tahoe Historical Society - Preserved the historic Gatekeeper’s Cabin, then rebuilt the structure as a museum after it was destroyed by arson fire in 1978. The Gatekeeper’s Museum opened in 1981. In 1992, the collections were expanded by the donation of the Marion Steinbach Indian Basket collection. The mission of NLTHS is the preservation, presentation and interpretation of Lake Tahoe history. NLTHS comprises 3 museums with over 3,000 square feet of display space.

Reno Chamber Orchestra - If you like classical music, you'll love chamber orchestra music. It was written by gifted composers to be enjoyed by everyone from princes to paupers. And, because it was played in smaller settings-- like ballrooms and town squares-- Nightingale Concert Hall, at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a perfect location to hear these pieces performed.

Reno Philhamonic Orchestra - Barry Jekowsky, Music Director and Conductor. As Music Director of the Reno Philharmonic and as the founding Music Director of the California Symphony, Barry Jekowsky has emerged as one of the most exciting and innovative young conductors on the American music scene. The winner of a Leopold Stokowski Conducting Prize, Mr. Jekowsky has led many ensembles throughout North America and Europe, including those at the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, the London Philharmonic, the City of London Sinfonia, Manchester's Halle Orchestra, and the St. Louis, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Detroit, Richmond (VA), Oklahoma and Oregon Symphonies. From 1994 to 1998 he held the post of Associate Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and he led the National Symphony on its fourth critically acclaimed American Residency Tour in 2001.

Stremmel Gallery - Stremmel Gallery was founded in 1969 as a fine art gallery specializing in contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture by mid-career and established American and European artists. Located in an architecturally award winning building, Stremmel Gallery offers a full range of client services, including appraisals, framing, restoration of paintings, and fine art auctions. The gallery offers clients and designers a wide selection of contemporary art from an extensive inventory. Stremmel Gallery also specializes in resale or direct purchase of single pieces or entire collections of important work.

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