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Kit Carson Park

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Address: Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
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+1 505-758-8234
11:00 - 16:00
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Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.

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Beautiful Venue in Town of Taos

After a day of walking the town shopping, dining, visiting museums, the Kit Carson Park is a nice place to walk to and relax. Sit, listen to the birds, people watch, relax. We... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2015
Mustang, Ok

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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 

1 Thank CHRISe28
Mustang, Ok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

After a day of walking the town shopping, dining, visiting museums, the Kit Carson Park is a nice place to walk to and relax. Sit, listen to the birds, people watch, relax. We take a stroll in the park whenever we are in Taos.

Thank Blueturtle1
New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Located within the Kit Carson State Park, the small cemetery is the resting place for Carson, his family, early white and Hispanic locals, and soldiers killed during the Mexican and Indians Wars.. The headstones and signs make for some interesting reading. A few headstones are in Spanish and at least one in German.

Thank SWVagabond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I attended the Taos Wool and Fiber Festival in Kit Carson Park. There was plenty of room and the parking was nearby.

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A park with the remains of many of Taos's founders and historical figures. Resting within the park are "Kit Carson" and his descendants.

Thank Henry B
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Fun little park, history on all sides (take a walk through the cemetery at the back), great place to stretch your legs, people watch, throw a ball. Don't go at night

Thank 403nateh
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

I enjoyed walking through this home as Kit Carson was a favorite of ours as children Later we became intrigued with his history. The house is very interesting museum with Kit Carson artifacts.

Thank plemons7
Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great playground for children (one for super small kids and another for 5-9 year olds). Basketball court, walking trail, and plenty of open space. The park is also the burial ground for many historical Taos figures including Kit Carson. Look for Manby's grave just outside of the actual cemetery.

1 Thank Lou K
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

We have read taht it is difficult to find Kit Carson's grave. Not necessarily. Start at the Kit Carson Home and walk as directed by the museum for 2 blocks and you will be at the cemetery near the grave. Look for the US flag and it will take you straight to Kit Carson's grave. Lots of interesting, historical graves... More 

Thank jbwhitehouse
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

Looking for a nice walk downtown Taos? Kit Carson City Public park is for you. The trail is winding around volleyball, tennis and ballparks. Paved and approximately two miles in length. Don't miss the side walk just off trail to the cemetery where you can pay respects to the Kit Carson family.

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