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Address: Taos, NM

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Epicenter of Taos

Lots of shops, bars, restaurants, and tourists. Reminded me a lot of Jackson Hole, WY. Definitely a must-see while in Taos, but be prepared for a lot of traffic. The two lane... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Omaha, Nebraska

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Vienna, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Taos Plaza is one souvenir and handicraft shop after another. If you are interested in nice turquoise and silver jewelry or just want to pick up an extra Dream Catcher, this is your place. But don't make a special trip to Taos just to see the Plaza.

Thank UCLA72
Mass, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Taos on a September night when they were holding an outdoor arts festival, so families were out strolling the plaza and downtown Taos. The atmosphere was open and friendly with street musicians performing and artists. After a light meal at The Gorge restaurant, which overlooks the plaza, we indulged in some chocolate and ice cream at the Rocky... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Taos Plaza is an awesome place to see the Taos Farmer's Market, or the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree, or The Fiestas. But just the Plaza itself....it's ok. More concrete than grass. More tourista shops than genuine points of interest. Check out the murals upstairs at the County Courthouse. Have a meal: a few of the better reviewed... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I almost left Taos this morning without seeing the Plaza. Curiosity got the better of me, plus I found free parking near Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Actually, it was quite nice to wander around the plaza before most of the shops opened.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had just spent 5 nights in Santa Fe and were concluding our SW driving trip in Taos. I was surprised at the difference between the two cities - not just size, but vibe. Santa Fe is more high-end arts, crafts, jewelry, museums and Taos is more low-key souvenir-like shops. There are two exceptions - the Robert... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were vendors on Saturday and Sunday, with lots of free tasting samples and fun crafts. This was a nice surprise, as I hadn't seen it before when we've visited. The juice cart lady was there with fresh lemonade, pineapple juice, and watermelon juice--so delicious! I think they have this every weekend in the plaza until November. On Thursday evenings... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of shops, bars, restaurants, and tourists. Reminded me a lot of Jackson Hole, WY. Definitely a must-see while in Taos, but be prepared for a lot of traffic. The two lane main drag of Taos does not move traffic very well.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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606 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pretty much impossible to visit Taos without strolling through the plaza. Parking is in short supply and expensive. Prices in the galleries seem high. Shops and restaurants the same. We found more selection and better pricing in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, yet we would have felt it was less of a trip without spending a few moments here.

Thank RickMIusa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are all kind of gift shops, sweet shop, art galleries and jewelry stores in the area. Lot of good restaurants in the area too.

Thank Bobbydem
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not know this was happening so we went down the side alley and found a great restaurant called the alley and had a great burrito enough for two and a couple beers. It had a great atmosphere and outside patio dining Later I shopped around the square. It reminded me of a smaller version of Santa Fe

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