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Kit Carson Park

Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
505 758 8234
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Ranked #20 of 40 attractions in Taos
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.
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Amarillo, TX
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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51 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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8 reviews 8 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
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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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118 reviews 118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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