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Taos Plaza

Taos, NM
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Ranked #18 of 40 Attractions in Taos
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Everything you want or need in Taos can be found on or near the plaza. Original paintings, leather works, custom made coats and vests, outdoor needs. shoes, jewelry, pottery. Some junky stuff too but most of it is very nice.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Another great New Mexico town plaza - lined with shops from the hardcore tourist items to fine art and handcrafts. Trees provide a cool place to sit and watch the tourists go by or to put your feet up for a few minutes and relax. I wouldn't make it my only destination while in Taos, but the Plaza is a... More

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HOUSTON, TEXAS
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184 reviews 184 reviews
35 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Nice enough but rather small. It does extend into a nice area just North of the old plaza with more shops and such. My wife seemed to like it. As for me, there were plenty of benches to people watch while she poked around.

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washington, dc
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

after the pueblo come here for your ice cream, rocky mountain fudge, fir climbing and antique shopping. easy to get a flavor of taos from the banjo players and kooky shop owners who inhabit the area

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Scottsdale, AZ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have visited the Taos Plaza many times; but I have never warmed up to it. It is a nice place for an early morning stroll. The Plaza is small and it surrounded by shops that cater to tourists. There are some small coffee shops where you can get a cup of coffee and a pastry and pass the time.... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

TAOS Plaza is a great place to enjoy with unique boutiques and many fine shops. It is a great place to stroll and enjoy the southwestern culture and all it has to offer. The handiwork and wonderful talents of craftsmen, artists, potters and almost any other form of artistry imaginable can be seen and enjoyed in the square. Great restaurants... More

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122 reviews 122 reviews
35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On the north side of the Plaza shops, you can find the entrance to the old (county?) courthouse. In this old courthouse are WPA era murals (frescos, I think) by several different artists. They are rather somber and socialist. I didn't even know they were there until the visitor I was showing around noticed a sign for them. Admission is... More

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Amarillo, TX
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30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Taos plaza has a farmer's market on Saturdays during the summer, and it's a lot of fun to go and pick up fresh food of all kinds, plus people-watch. There are lots of galleries, clothing and book shops and a pub. I enjoyed the quilt store and my friend's kids LOVE the toy store "Twirl."

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Mobile, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Taos Plaza has some attractive adobe buildings but it feels congested and commercialized. The plaza itself has kiosks, trees, and other things that make it even hard to take a good photograph. Downtown Santa Fe is much more beautiful with many more traditional buildings and beautiful churches. If time is limited, take a pass on Taos and spend more time... More

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Over the many years I've visited Taos, I always make it a point to walk the touristy Taos Plaza. It's fun to see people who have never been to the town or to New Mexico react to the doodads and, also, the sometimes good art, available in the Plaza's shops. A huge bonus is the Thursday evening live music concerts... More

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