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Address: Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 505 758 8234
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.

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Beautiful Venue in Town of Taos

After a day of walking the town shopping, dining, visiting museums, the Kit Carson Park is a nice place to walk to and relax. Sit, listen to the birds, people watch, relax. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Mustang, Ok

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Mustang, Ok
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197 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

After a day of walking the town shopping, dining, visiting museums, the Kit Carson Park is a nice place to walk to and relax. Sit, listen to the birds, people watch, relax. We take a stroll in the park whenever we are in Taos.

Thank Blueturtle1
New Mexico
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217 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Located within the Kit Carson State Park, the small cemetery is the resting place for Carson, his family, early white and Hispanic locals, and soldiers killed during the Mexican and Indians Wars.. The headstones and signs make for some interesting reading. A few headstones are in Spanish and at least one in German.

Thank SWVagabond
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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I attended the Taos Wool and Fiber Festival in Kit Carson Park. There was plenty of room and the parking was nearby.

Thank knitdr
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A park with the remains of many of Taos's founders and historical figures. Resting within the park are "Kit Carson" and his descendants.

Thank Henry B
Denver, Colorado
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281 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Fun little park, history on all sides (take a walk through the cemetery at the back), great place to stretch your legs, people watch, throw a ball. Don't go at night

Thank Nate H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I enjoyed walking through this home as Kit Carson was a favorite of ours as children Later we became intrigued with his history. The house is very interesting museum with Kit Carson artifacts.

Thank plemons7
Taos, New Mexico
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great playground for children (one for super small kids and another for 5-9 year olds). Basketball court, walking trail, and plenty of open space. The park is also the burial ground for many historical Taos figures including Kit Carson. Look for Manby's grave just outside of the actual cemetery.

1 Thank Lou K
Dallas, Texas
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384 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have read taht it is difficult to find Kit Carson's grave. Not necessarily. Start at the Kit Carson Home and walk as directed by the museum for 2 blocks and you will be at the cemetery near the grave. Look for the US flag and it will take you straight to Kit Carson's grave. Lots of interesting, historical graves... More 

Thank jbwhitehouse
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Looking for a nice walk downtown Taos? Kit Carson City Public park is for you. The trail is winding around volleyball, tennis and ballparks. Paved and approximately two miles in length. Don't miss the side walk just off trail to the cemetery where you can pay respects to the Kit Carson family.

Thank milehighbullet1
Sugar Land, Texas
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350 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This park is in downtown Taos only a few blocks from the plaza and is a gem in this tiny town. Lots of trees and a playground for the kids. Well used but very clean and maintained

Thank Dianne W

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