The Taos Pueblo is living history. Although a tourist attraction, people still live there so care must be taken to be respectful. We paid 10$ a head to get in and opted not to pay for camera rites. From the parking attendants to the shop keepers to our college-student guide, Cameron everyone was very friendly, warm and seemed happy to have us there. I was expecting some "attitude" based upon previous reviews but I am glad to report that our encounters were all positive. There are frequent walking tours which are a must to learn the history and current situation of the pueblo and the reservation in general. Our guide Cameron was articulate and friendly. Guides do work for tips at the end of the tour-I think it took us about 30-45 min in all. As expected, there are numerous shops. I liked that many of the items for sale are authentic, with the artist present. The prices are still steep overall. After the tour you can wander around on your own, and grab a drink/snack.
If you expect bells and whistles you will be disappointed-it does have a bit of a run down feel to it. Be amazed by the adobe structures, the history and that a small piece of this culture is still active.