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Kit Carson Park

Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
505 758 8234
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Ranked #20 of 41 Attractions in Taos
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.
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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
59 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Mesa, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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9 reviews 9 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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