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Kit Carson Park

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Address: Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
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+1 505-758-8234
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.

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Historical and Relaxing

A nice park in the center of town, just a block or so away from the Taos Plaza. Kit Carson is buried here. There was an arts & crafts show there when we visited, so a large part... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
Omaha, Nebraska

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...with Kit Carson's name on it. Grassy area, trees. There was a wool festival there when we visited. That was very interesting. I had no idea there were so many kinds of sheep wool.

Thank John H
Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Kind of disheartening to see the shape this place is in. You would think that Taos would take more pride in itself by keeping the park in better shape.

Thank Jeff G
Omaha, Nebraska
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177 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

A nice park in the center of town, just a block or so away from the Taos Plaza. Kit Carson is buried here. There was an arts & crafts show there when we visited, so a large part of the park was taken up with vendor's booths. It's definitely an asset to the town.

Thank lheadley
Roswell, Georgia
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219 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice time in this park, strolling through all the arts and crafts at a local festival that was in town that weekend. I could tell, though, that when empty, this would be a nice downtown area to stroll through, off the street, away from the traffic and noise. Check it for a little nature while in town.

Thank hbrown1025
Casper, Wyoming
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We visited the park specifically to find the cemetery where Kit Carson is resting. It was clearly marked and very accessible.

Thank Sharie9471
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Kit Carson Park appears to be a forgotten place. It was not particularly well kept up considering the man buried here. Although PC culture and times pervade, the times this man lived in were very different and trying to force modern attitudes into the past are pointless and, to some degree, disrespectful. My wife, the history hound, was keen to... More 

Thank Philip L
Kyle, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This park is utilized so often and for awesome craft shows, charity walks, music events and so on. Every time we land in Taos there is something going on. Grass areas and sidewalks to walk on all the way. Very nice place.

Thank ourgrandpasattic
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is a well used local park by dog walkers daily like myself . Yoga and Tai chi classes are taught several days a week and kids from the elementary school visit often. The park is well maintained and a loop around the ball fields provides jogging opportunities. Wednesday evenings the park fills with families for the "After dark" free... More 

Thank Larry A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We saw the Alabama Shakes this past weekend, and while this isn't Red Rocks or the Gorge, this was a terrific outdoor venue. Big enough not to feel cramped, small enough you can still see the artists' faces on stage. The city is making a big effort to bring bands to town and has put forth the money to buy... More 

Thank Unpossible
Amarillo, TX
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261 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited Taos over a long weekend so that we could see the band "Alabama shakes" at Kit Carson Park. The park was absolutely beautiful and green with lots of trees. Not many concerts get to have settings like this. Although there were 8000 people there it didn't feel like it. It was really lovely and I would definitely go... More 

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