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This historic city takes you back to the time of gunslingers and pioneers as you tour the old jail, the Red Light district, the Chinese herb shop, and the depot. Truckee also boasts a wide variety of shops, B&Bs, art galleries, and restaurants. One of the town's more fascinating sites is the Donner Monument at Donner Memorial Park, where visitors can learn about the famous Donner Party pioneers. Truckee is a 35 minute drive from North Lake Tahoe.