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“definitely worth seeing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo
120 Veterans Highway, Taos, NM 87571
575 758 1028
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Ranked #12 of 36 Attractions in Taos
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Reservations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to northern New Mexico.Taos Pueblo Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:00pm.Guided Tours available daily starting at 9:00 am.Pueblo Shops open daily.Taos Pueblo is expected to be open for the winter season. Any closures would be due to unexpected events within the community and will be posted on our official website.
Wallingford, CT
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“definitely worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

You have to stop by the Taos Pueblo if you are in this area. We did not do the formal tour but there is one. Apparently this is the longest still occupied community in the USA. Most of the actual houses have been converted to stores which are fun to visit and have some decent prices on pottery and jewelry. We were told by one of the shop keepers that her family still lives in their home part of the year but they choose to live on a different part of the reservation the rest of the year since the Pueblo does not have running water or electricity. This was definitely worth seeing.

Visited August 2012
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“Enjoy the history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I'm glad we visited the Taos Pueblo. It's worth visiting to see a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the US. The tour of the pueblo is quite short (three stops, including the church, the river, and the cemetery) but provides visitors with the Red Willow People's historical perspective on the land and their traditions. Some visitors will enjoy the shops inside the Pueblo itself. We preferred the oven and fry bread available along the way.

Visited August 2012
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Mesa, Arizona
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“beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The pueblo is at the base of some extremely beautiful mountains. I was almost brought to tears by the beauty surrounding the place. No wonder the pueblo was built there. A creek runs between the buildings and it was so peaceful to sit on a bench under a tree and just take it all in.

Some reviewers complained that some of the rooms were turned into shops. It was not the majority of rooms and it was the ones that were most easily accessible. They should be thankful that we were able to enter into some of these places or we would not have been able to see the insides of the pueblo at all. Since people actually still live and work there, it is foolish to think anyone should be able to waltz right into their private dwelling places. Sheesh.

As far as prices, everything was NOT overpriced. I bought a turquoise necklace for $55 that easily would have cost $300 in one of the shops of Santa Fe. And besides, why should these people not have their own businesses to provide a living? I don't really understand the thinking of some of the reviewers.

All in all, it was a walk into a completely different life and community than what most of us are used to. The people were pleasant and gracious and we felt welcome to share a bit of their life. For that I thank them.

Visited August 2012
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“A Taos Heirloom!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

You cannot go to Taos without visiting! I've been visiting here since the '60's. Taking my grand kids now!
It's not an amusement park. It's history folks. Go see and experience!

Visited July 2012
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“Wonderful learning experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This place provides a glimpse into what a Native American village looked like 1000 years ago. Do not expect Disney World, because this place is nothing like a typical tourist attraction. It is essentially a living museum, and should be approached with respect for the folks who still live and work there. There are free guided tours (tips accepted), and I highly recommend those.

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