Taos New Mexico – A unique place on this planet! This is a thought held by Taos residents and anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to have visited the “soul of the southwest”. Looking at this small town high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, who would guess that 6000 years ago nomadic tribes traveled this area leaving arrowheads, pottery shards, tools and more artifacts that show us who they were? A mere 800 years ago, native Americans settled in this place and began cultivating the land and raising livestock. Along with these activities, they were beginning to establish a culture which continues on even today. In the 1920’s a group of artists unsurpassed in the world for talent, creativity and vision came to Taos and began the process of opening it up to the rest of their world through their work. Today, we are still enjoying the fruits of their cultural offerings which include an impressive collection of museums, festivals and celebrations on Taos Plaza and our beautiful Kit Carson Park, live performance, historical recreations and demonstrations in abundance for those with desire to learn more about history and culture of this enchanted place… Taos.
Northern New Mexico is a special place, but what’s it really like being here? If you’ve ever considered visiting or living here, we can help you find answers to your questions.