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Taos Plaza

Taos, NM
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Ranked #18 of 39 attractions in Taos
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Illinois
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361 reviews 361 reviews
112 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

While this plaza has a lot of history, it is mainly for those who want to look in small shops. We have been in many other area with much nicer plazas. If you are in town, you may want to take a stroll around, especially if you want to shop. The people are very friendly and helpful. It almost made... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

You can feel the history of Old Taos and Kit Carson oozing out of every corner and crevice of old Taos Plaza. Completely ringed by eclectic shops and anchored by the arch typical plaza with gazebo, it is a great place to just sit and people watch. Be sure to visit the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory nearby and the Plaza... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This green space is rather small, but a nice place to recline in the grass. The green space is surrounded by expensive, frou frou shops. There is free WiFi in the plaza and at least one electrical outlet in the gazebo. Food Not Bombs might still serve free food here on Saturdays.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is such a neat little plaza. Alot of cool shops are lined up all around it. Visit the Made in New Mexico store when you go there.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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201 reviews 201 reviews
50 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

While the Plaza has historical significance, it is primarily a central location for shopping for souvenirs and possibly having a bite to eat. The true ambiance of Taos can be found on the side streets in the core area of Central Taos and it is the big picture that counts.

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texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Every time we visit Taos, we make sure we drop by the Plaza. It is a very peaceful place to relax and take in the locals, interesting shops and great places to eat. We always notice a new shop or cafe and notice that the business owners are extremely friendly. It has a lot of historical value if you do... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Taos Plaza has history, authenticity, and a variety of shops. If you are hoping for something out of the ordinary, you may want to check elsewhere. That said, there are a couple of shops I enjoyed. Taos cowboy is a store that has a wide variety of western items for the entire family at reasonable prices. $$. I was looking... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Taos Plaza is filled with tourist traps selling junk and knockoffs and is definitely a let down. But hey, most of Taos is a tourist trap town. The real Taos is hidden away in the neighborhoods and up the mountain and out on the old high road.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews 187 reviews
64 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We did some shopping in the Rocky Mountain Candy store as well as Made in New Mexico. Both great stops with very friendly people. Made in NM is a great place to buy local crafts.

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Petaluma, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Not much going on when we visited on a Saturday in March. The plaza is cute enough and looks to have potential, but when we walked the perimeter found few shops to visit - I mean how many Native American souvenir trinkets can you look at? It took all of 30 minutes to visit. We found the galleries on Kit... More

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