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“OK Park”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Kit Carson Park

Kit Carson Park
Ranked #26 of 93 things to do in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historical tombstones pay tribute to Western pioneers.
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“OK Park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

We visited the park to see what the Music Festival was about, but it was not very busy and was an OK venue. There are some neat shops around the park that are worth walking around and seeing.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Kit Carson's final resting place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

An all-purpose park located just blocks from the historic Taos Plaza. In the middle of the park you will find a quaint little cemetery which serves as the final resting place for the famous Kit Carson & Governer Bent among others. There's no cost and the cemetery is not particularly well maintained, but placques posted throughout the area are informative. If you appreciate history, you will enjoy this. The recreational areas of the park are about what you would expect, parking is free, but restrooms are outhouses...so avoid using them if you can. Other than that ther are ample tables and areas to relax.

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“More Here Than Meets the Eye”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

No, it isn't big and grand, no Spanish moss hanging from monster oak trees, manicured lawns and songs sung by Elvis in the background. Instead, you have what is representative of an early frontier cemetery and park that bears Kit Carson's name, and his earthly remains, along with members of his family. You can hear the fandangos in the background, see the swirling skirts of the young ladies stamping out to the beat of the guitars, the crack of a whip and the creak of a wooden wagon arriving from the other destinations along the trace. In this park, it is personal, private and historical.

Visited July 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Big park close to main road”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Nice place to stretch your legs when travelling through or in Taos. Playground is adequate but a little dated and worn. The toilets were absolutely revolting! We snuck into the church by the park and used their toilet instead. We always stop here when we are town but if you want a unique play experience visit the Twirl toystore just a short bit down the road from Kit Carson Park.

Visited June 2013
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Seville, Spain
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth stopping by”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Easy to find and a very interesting museum. The video was most informative and brought to life Kit Carson's life. He lived a hard life but to the full

Visited June 2013
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