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“Pretty plaza”
Review of Taos Plaza

Taos Plaza
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Jackson, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Pretty plaza”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Situated in the middle of Taos and lined on all four sides with opportunities to shop and eat this plaza is worthy of a visit. A nice gazebo together with the many trees and benches combine to provide a cool place to rest and recharge.

Visited October 2013
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Gunnison, Colorado
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9 reviews
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“Overpriced shops with not much parking.”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The western shop is way overpriced and the gift shops sell a lot of junk. Not really worth the change you put in the half broken meters to park here.

Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A lot touristy, A little History”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

My wife, 11 month old son and I visited the Taos Plaza during our visit in early September 2013. My wife and I have been many times before but not in a long time. Plazas are the focal point in most all Spanish influenced villages and Taos is no exception. The catch 22 with modern day plazas is that they have become overrun with tourism. They are a draw for tourists, and therefore have become ground zero with tourist based t-shirt shops. Unfortunately, the history is usually push out of the way.

Taos plaza does still recognize its history with a couple plaques and statues throughout the plaza. Look for them, read your history beforehand, and you will have a great appreciation for the town. If you need a New Mexico t-shirt though, be sure to stop by.

Visited September 2013
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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116 reviews
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“Nice shops and friendly people”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

There are plenty of shops and galleries to look at. There are also a few places to eat that over look the plaza area.

Visited September 2013
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Albany, New York
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“A disappointment after Santa Fe”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

It's okay, and it's not as though SF doesn't have it's fair share of boutiques etc. on the plaza, but somehow the Taos Plaza seemed soul-less -- and the shops and galleries were two cuts below those on the plaza and elsewhere in Santa Fe. Nice but.

Visited September 2013
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