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Kit Carson Park

Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
+1 505-758-8234
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Run down park

This park is super big and has lots of big trees so it could be spectacular. There is a nice little... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Badly maintained graveyard, locals don't even know Kit Carson is burried here

We had to ask around where the Kit Carson Cemetery was, eventually someone send us to this park and... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
+1 505-758-8234

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This park is super big and has lots of big trees so it could be spectacular. There is a nice little walking path. It is really run down and poorly maintained and just kind of sad. There is a playground, but it's over rocks so...More

Thank lec1727
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We had to ask around where the Kit Carson Cemetery was, eventually someone send us to this park and maybe we came up an "non tourist" way but the whole park felt very badly maintained. The entrance was messy and the grass not mown, there...More

Thank Dutchkathy
Reviewed 22 June 2017

If you like to visit the grave sites of famous people, this is a must see, since everyone's heard of Kit Carson. BTW, Dennis Hopper is buried in Taos, across town.

Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This small cemetery north of the center of town has been made into a state park. Some of the early anglo and Hispanic settlers are buried here as well at the Kit Carson family. We visited because my wife's ancestors have a large plot here....More

Thank CrawfordGene
Reviewed 16 January 2017

...with Kit Carson's name on it. Grassy area, trees. There was a wool festival there when we visited. That was very interesting. I had no idea there were so many kinds of sheep wool.

Thank John H
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Kind of disheartening to see the shape this place is in. You would think that Taos would take more pride in itself by keeping the park in better shape.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A nice park in the center of town, just a block or so away from the Taos Plaza. Kit Carson is buried here. There was an arts & crafts show there when we visited, so a large part of the park was taken up with...More

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had a nice time in this park, strolling through all the arts and crafts at a local festival that was in town that weekend. I could tell, though, that when empty, this would be a nice downtown area to stroll through, off the street, away...More

Thank hbrown1025
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited the park specifically to find the cemetery where Kit Carson is resting. It was clearly marked and very accessible.

Thank Sharie9471
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Kit Carson Park appears to be a forgotten place. It was not particularly well kept up considering the man buried here. Although PC culture and times pervade, the times this man lived in were very different and trying to force modern attitudes into the past...More

Thank Philip L
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13 June 2017|
Response from Larry A | Reviewed this property |
No. They will sell beverages there and won't allow you to bring your own to guarantee that you will pay crazy prices for water even. The lawn chair will be handy unless they over pack the event.