Emigrant Trail Museum
The Emigrant Trail Museum lies 90 minutes north of Lake Tahoe. To get here, take Interstate 89 North to Interstate 80 West. Get off at exit 185/Donner Pass Road, which will take you there. The museum takes about 1 hour to visit, and is best for kids 16 and older. The museum’s gift shop sells postcards, posters, maps, and books about the human and natural history of the area.