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“DO NOT BRING KIDS TO SAN GERONIMO DAY!”
Review of Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo
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$190.00*
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
Ranked #3 of 101 things to do in Taos
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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.
Reviewed December 1, 2011

On the day we visited cameras and cell phones were not allowed, the admission was only about $10 for parking, but you had to park in a dusty, recently used horse field very far from the actual Pueblo, then walk a very long way. San Geronimo Day Celebration is a day where there are many booths set up with handmade items for sale. Many male Indians get painted up head to toe (quite frightening to children) and roam the crowds to do things people wouldn't ordinarily do; such as take things from the tourists, take things without paying from a food vendor and scare young children. We watched some young children be taken from their parents and be taken to the river to have water splashed in their faces. Our own 3 year old daughter was sprayed in the face with a water bottle by one man (I was holding her so my ear was also filled with water), then another man who saw her crying got in her face and let out the loudest noise I've ever heard! (I'm a mom of 4 I've heard some very loud noises!) The Indian women nearby laughed their heads off - we got the last laugh: with 6 of us we were very likely to purchase several items from the food and craft vendors, however we left immediately and will never return.

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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Our visit was great, we decided to take the tour since it was free. Cameras are an extra cost ($6) and parking is free but tips are encouraged/accepted. It was educational and the locals were friendly. Prices for hand made items ranged from low to extremely high. We saw a hand-made turtle made of clay with horse hair for $95 but bought it from another local at the town craft fair for $20, so browse wisely.

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Reviewed November 27, 2011

We loved the history, the structures, the people, the art and the distance that we felt from the rest of the world. It is like stepping back in time.

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Reviewed November 27, 2011

We had high hopes to explore the pueblo but it was closed until noon when we arrived in the morning. According to locals the hours and prices to photograph were highly variable. Frustrating since that makes planning difficult.

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

Make this the one place in Taos you must see. It's a living history lesson - a site unlike anything I have seen. Take the simple guided tour (about 15 minutes) and peruse the native shops. We stayed about 90 minutes. Be sure to eat some authentic fry bread!

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