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Taos Plaza

Taos, NM
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Ranked #21 of 41 Attractions in Taos
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Didn't blow me away... Glad I saw it given I was in Santa Fe area, but liked the rio grande gorge better. Was mostly touristy shops in a square... T- shirts, overpriced jewelry....

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Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Surrounded by shops, the plaza provides a place to relax, socialize, listen to music or just enjoy the atmosphere of a small town. Not to be missed.

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Grass Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Don't get me wrong, the Taos Plaza is okay, but it's really just a bunch of shops with (primarily) the usual touristy stuff for sale. I needed a plain, long-sleeve t-shirt for the unexpectedly cool weather, but couldn’t find one at the Plaza. Ironically, I bought one at the Walmart, just south of downtown Taos. (I say “ironically,” because we... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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502 reviews 502 reviews
238 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Too many touristy stores selling t shirts and souvenirs. Must pay for parking meters. A couple of decent restaurants. Nice veterans memorial in the center of the plaza.

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colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

If you like to shop this is a good place. Variety of shops some expensive and some average. On vacation found nice t-shirts for a reasonable price.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This was out third trip to Taos since 2000. Went to the Plaza around four in the afternoon on Sunday Oct 5th. Could tell the area was "turning over". Cars were circling, squealing tires with loud music. Non-shoppers were also beginning to appear at the margins of the area. Sat in a chair outside a shop looking at my phone... More

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North Babylon, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is a marketplace in Taos, surrounded by galleries and souvenir shops. I think it was a little too touristy for my taste.

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great shops, loads of history and a real relaxed feeling. Most all of the stores carry local art, great galleries, coffee houses and little cafés. A nice way to spend the day even if we were just window shopping.

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hollywood, california
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Haven't been here since Walmart came to town and destroyed all the small businesses 20 some odd years ago...yikes!! It used to be so much more.

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Duluth, MN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Plaza, while lovely, is lined with touristy shops that seemed to all have the same stuff. Instead, go for the Bent Street shops, the John Dunn shops, basically all the things that are outside the actual plaza. That's where you'll find original, interesting stuff (not in every shop, mind you, but in many of them).

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