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Kit Carson Park

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Address: Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.

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Nice Park

Shade for walking, great location, three nice baseball fields plus volleyball courts!! Very nice play area for children, new equipment!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2016
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Avon, Colorado

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I went to his house, watched the movie, saw his gravestone. learned a lot. It was not busy in the museum. I gather many folks come here to look at the art or shop the stores around the plaza.

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Avon, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Shade for walking, great location, three nice baseball fields plus volleyball courts!! Very nice play area for children, new equipment!!

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Thank sl0t
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This park has a great trail around it, with a cemetery, stage, benches, tables. and even little league fields in the back. Great for jogging, picnicking, or just walking.

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Peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Cemetery worth a look but the park as a whole was run down and had lots of dilapidated fencing. Shame really.

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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Situated smack middle of town is Kit Carson park. The best thing about this park is that it features many events. Craft fairs, concerts, Lgbt gatherings with shows and music, eart days. Almost every other week-end or at least, once a moth there is an event. They have a great park for children with slides, swings, etc. pic Nic tables... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Located close to the action, has a fascinating cemetery with a number of historical residents interred--KIt Carson & Mabel Dodge Luhan. Has a walkway, so easy to make your way around. The Park has an annual Hot Rod show, arts & craft fairs & other events.

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Thank vkinahan
Vancouver
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The Kit Carson Park is not just a great park for the locals but for history lovers the outstanding feature is the Kit Carson Memorial State Park just behind the baseball field. It's a cemetery which houses the grave of early Taos residents including Kit Carson and his family. The Carson area of the cemetery is marked with a USA... More 

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Thank Allen H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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774 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We accidentally drove this way on our way to Taos and it's absolutely gorgeous. There were sheer cliffs, warnings of falling rocks, etc. I almost hit a deer but because I was going slow we both lived to share it with our respective herds. We saw antelope. There was snow on the mountain. The roads were winding switchbacks so have... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

While there isn't anything about Kit Carson Park that I'd call extraordinary, it didn't really have any bad features either. It's definitely conveniently located, though after a big snow storm it doesn't really offer much more than playing in the snow, not that that is a bad thing!

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Thank Charles T
Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I've walked through the cemetery several times over the years. The first time we were walking through at dusk. We saw a monument with a wrought iron fence around it. As we got closer we could see it was Kit Carson's grave. We continued walking, I looked to my left and there was the grave of Father Martinez. Chilling. I... More 

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