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Magical Taos Adventure Discovery Scavenger Hunt
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Magical Taos Adventure Discovery Scavenger Hunt

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Adventure lovers and Taos Detectives, get ready for a non traditional scavenger/detective hunt like nothing you have ever done before! This is a fun, challenging and IMMERSIVE journey through the Taos Plaza! Your creative journey will involve creative challenges, social interactions with locals and a detective hunt for history, art and culture clues.<br><br> Feel free to contact with any questions.<br><br>Tara, your hunt master will also design a special custom clue for groups of over 4. She also curates and designs custom hunts for proposals, birthday and wedding celebration as well as team building events.
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Kathy F wrote a review Apr 3
Big Water, Utah56 contributions12 helpful votes
It was still closed due to COVID..the road was blocked so we couldn't even drive by and see it..such a disappointment when we drove 8 hours to get here to Taos
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Jessica H wrote a review Mar 2021
Florida243 contributions128 helpful votes
Due to Covid, Taos Pueblo is currently closed to visitors and all roads leading to it are barricaded - you cannot even drive by it or view it from the outside. There is speculation that it may open to visitors in the autumn.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Emmavo wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Lunas, New Mexico31 contributions7 helpful votes
Great fun! Went with family and had a great time! Super hot but fun and the “clowns” were a great experience for the entire family!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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WC-Travelers-75 wrote a review Apr 2020
West Chester, PA2,190 contributions354 helpful votes
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites are always on the top of our itineraries. Upon arriving in our 23 ft. RV, we were directed to a large lot on Buffalo Pasture Rd. around the corner from the tourist office. Plenty of parking. We had a great guide for our tour, a young college-educated man who majored in Indian/ cultural studies at university. That made the tour. He went into detail on history and answered all our groups questions. Afterwards we wandered around looking into the various shops in the North and South Areas. We stopped at the Art of Life Gallery in the North Area and talked with Dominic, one of the artist/ owners, and another family relative. A wide range of crafts, especially jewelry, much of it being heirloom jewelry. We bought one of Dominic's necklaces. We also bought some small pies from an adjacent bakery shop as a snack. We were careful taking pictures to make sure no one was visible. An enjoyable visit - well worth the price of admission and the time.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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WayfairingMan wrote a review Apr 2020
Buffalo, New York46 contributions104 helpful votes
Taos, New Mexico, is a quaint, artistic and historic community as well as a gateway to Colorado, Santa Fe and the Indian Pueblo trail. With an elevation of around 9-12k feet, the Taos Ski Valley has 110 trails/15 lifts and further east is the Angel Fire ski slopes/resort area. The elevation for Taos Pueblo is approximately 7,123 feet. Taos Pueblo is a sovereign nation located 3 miles NE of Taos and is a UNESCO Living World Heritage Site as well as a National Historic Landmark. Taos Pueblo has been continuously lived in for over a 1000 years. (Acoma Pueblo, west of Albuquerque, has a similar distinction). Homes in the Pueblo (communal village) are made of Adobe with ladders providing access to the upper levels. There is a running stream that bisects the Pueblo. This stream is the main source of drinking water for pueblo residents, and further down the stream, a source for fish. According to a website I visited, "In accordance with pueblo traditional laws, Taos Indians who live inside the ancient village do not have running water or electricity. They rely on skylights or kerosene lamps for light, and use outhouses that are hidden from public view". My wife and I visited Taos Pueblo the last week of October 2019. Like others, we wore heavy sweaters or light-medium weight jackets due to the upper 40s temperature. Driving past the Taos Mountain Casino on Veterans Hwy, and, further up, the Tiwa Kitchen, we reached the outskirts of Taos Pueblo where there's a sharp drop in the speed limit. Upon approaching the Pueblo area, attendants directed us where to park our car. We crossed the street to pay our admission fee at the Tourism Office (located on the corner of Veterans Hwy and Pueblo Street). A 20-30 minute tour is included in the admission fee which I recommend taking. Do note that the Tour Guides are compensated only by tips from visitors. While photography for personal use is allowed, do see the Taos Pueblo website for specific rules, regulations and restrictions. Per their website, the grounds and facilities are wheelchair accessible. However, I'd suggest using a walker or cane, if needed, to enter some of the ground floor shops. Our tour began (and ended) outside the front entrance of the current San Geronimo (Saint Jerome) church which was built in 1850. Before the tour started, we went inside the Church and were immediately struck by the simple, solemn beauty of it. Masses are still held here. No video or photography is allowed in the Church for religious and historical reasons. The current church is the 4th iteration of San Geronimo. The previous versions were destroyed. However, the ruins and cemetery of the 3rd iteration, built in 1726, still exist and are seen on the tour. Once the tour started, our guide talked about the early days of Taos Pueblo and how Spanish explorers were attracted to the Pueblo in 1540 thinking it was one of the Seven Cities of Gold. Our guide walked us around the Hlauuma (North House) and Hlaukwima (South House) compounds explaining things as we went as well as presenting more history. We could see the Adobe constructs up close and ask questions. In particular, when asked what native American Indian tribe her family associated with the most, our guide said they consider themselves to be Pueblo Indians first. I don't want to spoil the tour for you, so I'll leave things as they are except to say that the tour was well worth my time. Along the tour, there were a number of native vendors outside and inside some of the first floor residences (that we hit after the tour concluded). I'd encourage you to go inside a couple of these first floor shops so you can see the rooms inside the Pueblo. Plus these shops have manmade pottery, jewelry, skins products, instruments, artwork and food. Stop by the Adobe Cafe for coffee and fry bread. I found the residents of the Pueblo to be gentle and friendly people. As I was passing one vendor's table, I was surprised to hear the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles game on his radio. The native vendor gave me an update on the game and said he was a Bills fan since the Jim Kelly days. I had a great time talking to him about the Bills and the Pueblo. Suffice it to say that if you're in the Taos area, do visit Taos Pueblo. It is one of 24 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States and a way to literally touch 1000+ years of living history.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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