The ''China Wall'' was one of two walls and four tunnels constructed by the Chinese railroad workers to make train travel possible to the west. A memorial recognizes their hard work and bravery.
Throughout the '70s and '80s Donner Summit was a training ground for the world's best; they came to this relatively small but dense climbing area to push the limits of hard free ascents,.
The Museum of Truckee History, located in the Train Depot is a historical timeline of life, individuals, industry, and railroading in and around Truckee.
This museum was developed as an exhibition of Western North American ski history in 1969.The history of California skiing and legendary mailman, Snowshoe Thompson, who rescued miners are key exhibits.
Truckee-Donner Historical Society was founded to preserve the history of the Truckee - Donner area. We maintain the historic Joseph Research Cabin, the Old Jail Museum and other important sites.
US 40 is one of the most important & historic highways in the U.S. Its route runs over the National Road, the U.S.'s first federally funded road and comprised the western half of the Lincoln Highway.
This 20-mile roadside ''museum'' brings history to life with dozens of interpretive signs along Old Highway 40, from Truckee to Auburn, with historical photos and information as well as activities.
New museum of Truckee's history of the Emigrant Experience, including the Donner Party, the Land of the Washoe, Chinese construction of the railroad and early motoring adventures over Donner Pass.
Tour Truckee's historic Old Jail in downtwon Truckee, used continuously from 1875 to May 1964. The museum also contains relics from other early important Truckee industries.
A 6-mile paved bike path (plowed in winter) along the Truckee River from Truckee River Regional Park to Glenshire neighborhood and accessing Riverview Sports Park with historical and art landmarks.
Donner Summit is the site of the first transcontinental railroad, the first transcontinental highway (Lincoln), the first transcontinental air route, and the first transcontinental telephone line.
The future SNOW Sports Museum will reflect a variety of interests of our greater community to preserve the winter sports and Olympic history of the Sierra Nevada Region.
The Flying A Gas Station in Truckee, originally built in 1936, is one of several Flying A stations built in the same architectural style around that time in California. The building was restored in 20
The Truckee Donner Railroad Museum is a timeline of life, individuals, industry, and railroading in and around Truckee with artifacts and exhibits, lectures, and documentary films.
Built in 1924 by the U.S. Bureau of Roads with forest highway funds, Rainbow Bridge connected the Lake Tahoe and Donner Summit areas with Lincoln Highway, largely to facilitate logging and tourism.
Near the Visitor Center in Donner Memorial State Park, the Pioneer Monument is dedicated to the pioneers who crossed the Sierra on their way to the west in the 1800s.
Sugar Bowl, opened in 1940, offers an extraordinary mountain resort experience with four great peaks, endless cross country trails, a world-class ski team and academy, and a magical snowbound village.
The summit has many petroglyphs left by Native Americans between 1500 to 4000 years ago. The most accessible site is below Donner Pass on Old Hwy 40. There are more than 200 elements near the marker.
Olympic history museum at High Camp in Squaw Valley, showcasing the 1960 Winter Olympics held there as well as current Squaw Valley Olympian memorabilia.
Early in the 20th century, Truckee was one of Hollywood?s favorite sites for making movies. Nearly 100 movies or sequences have been filmed in or near Truckee including Chaplin's Gold Rush in 1925.
Historic site where C.F. McGlashan built a museum in the late 1800s, features The Rocking Stone, a sacred site of the early Washoe and Veterans Hall domed structure, now a parks and rec facility.
Built in 1959 for the Protestant athletes and attendees of the 1960 Winter Olympics held in this magnificent valley with the crest of the High Sierra. It is one of few buildings left from that era.
Interpretive 1/3 mile trail with plaque commemorating where part of the Donner Party camped near Alder Creek, trapped during the severe winter of 1846-47.
We operate a Donner Summit Historic Museum on the summit, as well as the 20 Mile Museum, which includes interpretive signs of historic sites along Old Highway 40 from Truckee to Auburn.
Serving as the library for the Truckee Donner Historical Society, the Joseph Research Cabin is one of two cabins preserved of what was originally the historic Gateway Motel built in the 1930s.
KidZone Museum serves Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. We are a non-profit dedicated to inspire learning through creative play and discovery.
Experience Truckee's past when you stay at ''The Richardson House, a beautiful historic Victorian in Truckee/North Tahoe. Book direct with hosts Bob and Jeannine and avoid Airbnb or VRBO booking fees.