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Address: Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 505 758 8234
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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
Blueturtle1
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Mustang, Ok

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Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While there isn't anything about Kit Carson Park that I'd call extraordinary, it didn't really have any bad features either. It's definitely conveniently located, though after a big snow storm it doesn't really offer much more than playing in the snow, not that that is a bad thing!

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've walked through the cemetery several times over the years. The first time we were walking through at dusk. We saw a monument with a wrought iron fence around it. As we got closer we could see it was Kit Carson's grave. We continued walking, I looked to my left and there was the grave of Father Martinez. Chilling. I... More 

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Mustang, Ok
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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.

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Thank Blueturtle1
New Mexico
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220 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 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.

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Thank SWVagabond
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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.

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Thank knitdr
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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.

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Thank Henry B
Denver, Colorado
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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

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Thank Nate H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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.

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Thank plemons7
Taos, New Mexico
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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.

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Dallas, Texas
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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 

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