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Kit Carson Park

Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
505 758 8234
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Ranked #17 of 39 attractions in Taos
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were fortunate to be here during an arts and crafts show, which was a special treat. A nice, shady park, with play areas for kids, paths, and ball fields.

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Mesa, Arizona
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have been to a couple of Art Fests in this Park. Great location and wonderful layout. Quite and peaceful with lots of greenery all around! Will definitely be back!

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Cross country skiing expedition and lunch "on the road" with friends. Fun in the snow! Met many friendly people passing, a lot of whom seemed to be locals, but still took time out to chat and ask if we were enjoying our vacation.

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Taos, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Open space, lot's of grass for children to run and tumble. Picnicking under ancient shade trees. Charcoal grills for barbecuing. Right off of the main road through town. Walk to shops and restaurants from your picnic table. Delightful..

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a good place to sit in the shade and get away from the herds of tourists. I haven't been on the playground equipment or the in the dog park, but it's a nice place to go for some quiet.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

You can bring the dog, the kids and a blanket and enjoy this 'bigger than it looks' park. We went right after 8inches of snow and had a blast... saw the gravestones and read the stories about a great explorer in Kit Carson... its a great way to burn off a few calories from the Taos Diner. Its very convenient... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We visited the park to see what the Music Festival was about, but it was not very busy and was an OK venue. There are some neat shops around the park that are worth walking around and seeing.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

An all-purpose park located just blocks from the historic Taos Plaza. In the middle of the park you will find a quaint little cemetery which serves as the final resting place for the famous Kit Carson & Governer Bent among others. There's no cost and the cemetery is not particularly well maintained, but placques posted throughout the area are informative.... More

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

No, it isn't big and grand, no Spanish moss hanging from monster oak trees, manicured lawns and songs sung by Elvis in the background. Instead, you have what is representative of an early frontier cemetery and park that bears Kit Carson's name, and his earthly remains, along with members of his family. You can hear the fandangos in the background,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Nice place to stretch your legs when travelling through or in Taos. Playground is adequate but a little dated and worn. The toilets were absolutely revolting! We snuck into the church by the park and used their toilet instead. We always stop here when we are town but if you want a unique play experience visit the Twirl toystore just... More

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