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From Capital to Tahoe: Visitors Will Encounter Numerous Scenic and Historical Attractions, Including Majestic Lake Tahoe

Magazine article Sunset

From Capital to Tahoe: Visitors Will Encounter Numerous Scenic and Historical Attractions, Including Majestic Lake Tahoe

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* DRIVING DISTANCE: 367mi/587km round trip

* DURATION: several days

* DON'T MISS: The Delta, Calaveras Big Trees SP, Grover Hot Springs SP

* DID YOU KNOW: The Rotunda of the California State Capitol is 120 feet from floor to ceiling.

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SACRAMENTO. Explore Old Sacramento SHP, the largest collection of Gold Rush-era buildings west of the Mississippi, or the California State Capitol Museum. Later, pub and grub at a local brewery, among them, Rubicon, River City, or Pyramid. Head east on I-80 to ...

AUBURN (36mi/58km). This Gold Rush town boasts outstanding antiques, dining, and a California Welcome Center. Continue on I-80 east to ...

COLFAX (16mi/26km). The rustic town originated in the 1860s as a shipping center for the Central Pacific Railroad. Proceed east to ...

DUTCH FLAT (12mi/19km). An old stage stop and a mining town just a mile north of I-80, Dutch Flat was a base for 1,000 Chinese railroad workers during the 1860s. Proceed east on I-80 over 7,239-foot Donner Pass to ...

TRUCKEE (43mi/69km). The historic lumber and rail town has a lovingly restored downtown. Get on Hwy. 89 south to ...

TAHOE CITY (15mi/24km). Great skiing and snowboarding are available at Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows. Then visit Gatekeeper's Log Cabin Museum for displays of Washoe and Paiute Indian artifacts. Continue south on Hwy. 89 to ...

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (31mi/50km). As you drive the west shore of the largest alpine lake on the North American continent, you'll pass D. …

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