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Kit Carson Park

Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
505 758 8234
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Ranked #21 of 41 Attractions in Taos
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.

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Augusta, GA
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571 reviews 571 reviews
268 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We visited the park to see Kit Carson's and Mavel Dodge Lujan's graves. It was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed walking though the park to the small cemetary. We saw the graves after we visited the homes and museums of Carson and Lujan.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I felt uneasy walking through the park and at the cemetery during the day. That says a lot.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband had been reading up on Kit Carson and we found this museum small but very interesting. The staff were very well informed. Worth a visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The park has lots of green space divided up into different areas so that it can be more and less pulbic or private depending upon what you need or want. Volleyball courts. A very historic and old cemetary including Kit Carson and other important historic figures. Easy to walk around and scenic area in the park with or without your... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I walk the dogs daily here. Since Taos is dog- friendly there are many kindred spirits with their dogs. The park is family friendly with softball leagues for the kids. There is also volleyball, picnic areas, a stage, the interesting Kit Carson cemetery. You'll find arts & craft shows, antique car shows etc.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stopped by at the end of August for an art show. We had a good time and saw some unique art, though most of it was typical New Mexican stuff--jewelry, pottery, etc. The stand out was a hand made drum/bongo seller. Nice stuff, expensive but great quality.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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116 reviews 116 reviews
57 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a convenient city park near the plaza. It was nicely shaded with a small playground and some sidewalks to walk on. I got the feeling it was more of a community meeting place for baseball and soccer games.

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Amarillo, TX
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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We wanted a place to stop and have a picnic as we drove into town. This was right on the main drag and easy to find. We drove to the very back of the park and it was a perfect spot under the trees for a picnic. Lots of people were walking through on their lunch breaks, getting in a... More

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Norwich, Vermont
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150 reviews 150 reviews
60 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ended up in a remote, off-the-beaten track section of the wilderness area of Kit Carson National Park, while continuing on what I thought was the High Scenic Road to Taos. Ended up in here in the middle of a raging thunderstorm on a pot-holed, rock-strewn, one car-width, dirt road, as the result of poor signage. I have traveled through this... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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