For a town its size, Taos contains an impressive collection of fine art museums and other historic sites of note. Most of these are in the center of town and within an easy walk of Taos Plaza, but you'll need a car to visit the Millicent Rogers Museum, Rancho de Taos, and a few other notable sites.

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  • 1. Arroyo Seco


    Established in 1834 by local Spanish farmers and ranchers, this charming village of about 1,700 has today become a secluded, artsy escape from...Read More

  • 2. Harwood Museum

    Plaza and Vicinity | Museum/Gallery

    The Pueblo Revival former home of Burritt Elihu "Burt" Harwood, a dedicated painter who studied in France before moving to Taos in 1916, is...Read More

  • 3. Millicent Rogers Museum


    More than 7,000 pieces of spectacular Native American and Hispanic art, many of them from the private collection of the late Standard Oil heiress...Read More

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  • 4. Taos Art Museum and Fechin House

    Plaza and Vicinity | Museum/Gallery

    The interior of this extraordinary adobe house, built between 1927 and 1933 by Russian émigré and artist Nicolai Fechin, is a marvel of carved...Read More

  • 5. Taos Pueblo

    Taos Pueblo | Indigenous Sight

    For nearly 1,000 years the mud-and-straw adobe walls of Taos Pueblo have sheltered Tiwa-speaking Native Americans. A United Nations World Heritage...Read More

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  • 6. Wild Rivers Recreation Area

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Although it's only a few miles west of Questa as the crow flies, you have to drive about 15 miles north of Questa via NM 522 to NM 378 to reach...Read More

  • 7. E. L. Blumenschein Home and Museum

    Plaza and Vicinity | Museum/Gallery

    For an introduction to the history of the Taos art scene, start with Ernest L. Blumenschein's residence, which provides a glimpse into the...Read More

  • 8. Kit Carson Home and Museum

    Plaza and Vicinity | Museum/Gallery

    Kit Carson bought this low-slung 12-room adobe home in 1843 for his wife, Josefa Jaramillo, the daughter of a powerful, politically influential...Read More

  • 9. La Hacienda de los Martínez

    South Side | Museum/Gallery

    Spare and fortlike, this adobe structure built between 1804 and 1827 on the bank of the Rio Pueblo served as a community refuge during Comanche...Read More

  • 10. Ranchos de Taos

    South Side | Town/Village

    A few minutes' drive south of the center of Taos, this village still retains some of its rural atmosphere despite the road traffic passing through...Read More

  • 11. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

    West Side | Bridge/Tunnel

    It's a dizzying experience to see the Rio Grande 650 feet underfoot, where it flows at the bottom of an immense, steep rock canyon. In summer...Read More

  • 12. Taos Plaza

    Plaza and Vicinity | Plaza/Square

    The first European explorers of the Taos Valley came here with Captain Hernando de Alvarado, a member of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado's expedition...Read More

  • 13. World Cup

    Plaza and Vicinity | Restaurant

    Let the aroma of fresh-ground coffee draw you into the tiny World Cup, where you can sit at the counter or wander outside to a bench on the...Read More

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