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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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Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Taos Plaza is visually appealing. There is a mix of shops targeting tourists, with some targeting tourists with inexpensive (or overly expensive) jewelry of unknown provenance and knick knacks; plus upscale shops with expensive clothing. Altogether, it's worth a couple of hours if you're in the area.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This use to be a wonderful little plaza that was just right for sitting in the noonday sun in October/November or any month in the spring. It now has a slew of tourist trap shops and a few trendy restaurants that serve mediocre food. I guess they get what they deserve for trying to copy the old town Santa Fe... More

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I hope the Taos town "fathers" read this review. I remember coming to Taos back when the Plaza had gravel streets (circ 1982). It looked like a scene from the old West. Today, there are almost too many "nick nak" and "geejaw" shops. Taos needs to get "zoning organized" to manage growth and keep the historic "Old West" character... or... More

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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The town has a nice little plaza to walk around or just sit under one of the many trees and people watch. Some of the shops were unique and had off-the-wall items for sale. It definitely has an artsy vibe. I don't think young children would be content for very long though.

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Running Springs, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place for the community and visitors to get together. Dancing with live bands on Thursday nights, and no one is inhibited here. Wonderful Farmer's Market Saturday mornings. Lots of shopping, very pretty area.

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Callao, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The old plaza is a delightful place to stroll around. Don't miss the Indian Hills Jewelry/Taos Kokopelli store on the South Plaza. The Native American pots there are stunningly beautiful.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am from a town that has a very small farmers market. We spent several hours walking around and looking at all the wonderful things that they had. Different musicians performed. We even saw a marionett show.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We bought some lovely artwork (at the Art Collective), a Navajo vase and a beautiful vest (at the Aventura on Kit Carson Rd) -- incredible coats and vests hand and custom made. But many stores featured the same items: rugs, artwork--some very expensive prices for unknown artists, jewelry (mostly handmade with a southwest look), and pottery. The Nambe outlet had... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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