Interesting (and sometimes weird) facts about Lake Tahoe.

Happy #traveltuesday everyone. As if any one needed another reason to visit #laketahoe here’s some #tahoetuesday for you. 💙

The sun shines in Lake Tahoe 75% of the year, or 274 days. And you thought it was all snow.

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Come visit Lake Bonpland, I mean Mountain Lake, I mean Lake Bigler. No waits it’s Lake Tahoe! Tahoe was not the official name of the glorious lake until the California State Legislature secured the matter in 1945.

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Still can’t make up your mind. Well neither can Fannette Island. Over the last 100 years it too has had a bit of an identity crises being named Coquette Island, Baranoff Island, Hermit Island, Emerald Isle and my favorite Dead Man’s Island.

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You’ve heard of our ghost towns but have you heard of our ghost runs? There are the reminents of at least half a dozen other ski resorts that have been lost to the rest of time.

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It’s not just our snowfall that multiplies during the season. LAKE Tahoe receives roughly 3 million tourists per. Making it even with The Grand Canyon and Yellowstone.

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There are 7,052 slot machines in Lake Tahoe. That means on the Nevada yside there are 111 slot machines per square mile. May the odds ever be in your favor.

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Stay tuned for next week when we will have more #tahoetrivia for you. And remember all of the map art posted is available for sale. Inquire within for pricing and availability. Map on people

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