Taos, NM

Get a history lesson as rich and cultural as a trip to Europe, without the long plane ride and hoards of tourists. Taos Pueblo, an inhabited settlement dating back over 1,000 years, is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark.

Stroll through the central cluster of adobe and timber buildings, visit the San Geronimo Church, support local artisans by shopping a unique selection of pottery, jewelry and clothing at the curio shops, and enjoy a bite of traditional Pueblo cuisine.

Special events happen all year, from the Turtle Dance on January 1st to the Deer or Matachinas Dance on December 25th. The Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow, a popular, vibrant and well-attended event, takes place during the second weekend of July. Peek at their online calendar for more events and information.

The Taos Pueblo is open Monday through Saturday from 8am-4:30pm, and Sunday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Children 10 and under get in free. Make sure to call ahead to ensure they are open to visitors, as closures occur to honor certain religious activities or community events.

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