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“Stepping back in time”
Review of Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo
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Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour
Ranked #14 of 102 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 November 1, 2012

I fear it's not quite the living community advertised, as most everyone lives elsewhere and spends only limited time here (for good reason, since there is no running water or electricity). Nonetheless, it's a portal to an earlier time and people that enriches one's understanding of our native ancestors and the history of the land in and around Taos. Our guide (a college student) was excellent.

Thank EddieC1954
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is our second visit, the first being 10 years ago on Dec 25 where we witnessed a deer dance.

Apart from the pure experience of being in this location, there is the additional pleasure of meeting the local community and experiencing their genuine friendliness. We absolutely loved this pueblo and the people there.

Thank Stewart T
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

The pueblo was amazing! I never knew there were people who still lived such a simple life and were happy to do it without all of the modern conveniences we "can't live without". The people were SO friendly and welcoming and excited to share their way of life with us. If you love history and are interested in learning about the Native American legacy and culture, please stop here. You won't be disappointed!

1  Thank ceecee36
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

It is not often that one has the opportunity to walk in and participate in an UNESCO Historical Site. We enjoyed a beautiful, crisp autum day at the pueblo. Sitting along the Red Willow Creek and just looking at these beautiful adobe buildings was worth the admission. Every person we talked to was friendly. We enjoyed hearing about their artwork and their history. The frybread was delicious. Of course, we left with pottery and jewelry.

Thank Debra K
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Taos Pueblo has the unique distinction of being the only UNESCO World Heritage Site that is inhabited. We had never heard of the Pueblo until we were in Santa Fe. So we drove up for the day to Taos on the "Low Road" enjoying the splendor of the Cottonwood and Aspen trees changing color. The Pueblo is a little out of Taos and on reservation land owned by the Red Willow people. It has been in continuous habitation for 1000 years and is set on a plain at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A river runs through the heart of the community. For $10 we had the privilege of walking the ancient dirt alleys and entering some of the pueblo shops in the ancestral homes. Ladders still lead to upper homes and mangy dogs lie about in the bright sun. The Red Willow people go about their daily lives with the same limitation of ancient times of no electricity or running water. We bought baked goods straight out of a Horno outdoor adobe oven, and had a lovely local artist bless us with burning sweet grass. In one shop we learned how labor intensive a project it is to make the wooden and leather drums. Native college students volunteer to lead tours every hour, and our guide Flowers expressed the history of her people in stories that will remain with us. The tours are free but tips are encouraged. All proceeds go to support the tribe and the maintenance of this treasure of humanity. We took the "High Road" back to Santa Fe. Be sure to drive both routes to view the tiny mountain villages and beautiful views.

1  Thank Suzanne O
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