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Kit Carson Park

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.

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Nice but..

There have been some problems in the park lately. Really too bad. Kit Carson is buried here if you can find him. Loose dogs a problem. Many festival take place here.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Taos, New Mexico
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Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There have been some problems in the park lately. Really too bad. Kit Carson is buried here if you can find him. Loose dogs a problem. Many festival take place here.

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Augusta, GA
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609 reviews 609 reviews
277 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Soquel
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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
70 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
64 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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