Emerald Bay Visitor Center

138 Emerald Bay Rd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

The Emerald Bay Visitor Center

The Emerald Bay Visitor Center is located in Emerald Bay State Park adjacent to the Vikingsholm Castle. The visitor center has as a gift shop and a historical artifacts exhibit. Tickets for the Vikingsholm tour can be purchased at the center.


Open in the summer months only (Memorial Day through Labor Day). Call 530-525-7232 for hours.

Tour Information

Knowledgeable guides offer a fun glimpse into the historic landmark from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily from May 28 to Sept. 30.

Adults $10, students 17 and under $8, and children 6 and under free. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are bought day of at the Emerald Bay Visitor Center. For groups of 10 or more, please reserve at 530-583-9911.