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Top Choice New Mexican in Taos

Love Apple

A real 'only in New Mexico' find, from the setting in the converted 19th-century adobe Placitas Chapel, to the delicious, locally sourced and largely organic food. Everything – from the local beefburger with red chi…
Top Choice Modern American in Taos

Lambert's

Consistently hailed as the 'Best of Taos,' this charming old adobe just north of the Plaza remains what it’s always been – a cozy, romantic local hangout where patrons relax and enjoy sumptuous contemporary cuisine,…
Top Choice Museum in Taos

Millicent Rogers Museum

Rooted in the private collection of model and oil heiress Millicent Rogers, who moved to Taos in 1947, this superb museum, 4 miles northwest of the Plaza, ranges from Hispanic folk art to Navajo weaving, and even mo…
Historic Building in Taos

DH Lawrence Ranch & Memorial

In 1924, Mabel Dodge Luhan gave DH Lawrence's wife, Frieda, this 160-acre ranch, now administered by the University of New Mexico, where the Lawrence-obsessed can pay their respects to the famed author of such class…
Architecture in Taos

Earthships

Numbering 70 Earthships, with capacity for 60 more, Taos’ pioneering community was the brainchild of architect Michael Reynolds. Built with recycled materials such as used automobile tires and cans, and buried on th…
Bridge in Taos

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Constructed in 1965, this vertigo-inducing steel bridge carries Hwy 64 across the Rio Grande about 12 miles northwest of Taos. It’s the seventh-highest bridge in the US, 565ft above the river and measuring 600ft lon…
Museum in Taos

Martínez Hacienda

Set amid the fields 2 miles southwest of the Plaza, this fortified adobe homestead was built in 1804. It served as a trading post, first for merchants venturing north from Mexico City along the Camino Real, and then…
Museum in Taos

Kit Carson Home & Museum

A short walk east of the Plaza, the little-changed former home of Kit Carson (1809–68) – perhaps the Southwest's most famous mountain man, guide, trapper, soldier and scout – is now a monument to his memory. Only fi…
Museum in Taos

Harwood Foundation Museum

Attractively displayed in a gorgeous and very spacious mid-19th-century adobe compound, the paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and photographs here are predominantly the work of northern New Mexican artists, bot…
Museum in Taos

Blumenschein Home & Museum

Wonderfully preserved adobe residence, dating originally from 1797, which provides a vivid glimpse of life in Taos’ artistic community during the 1920s. Ernest L Blumenschein, founder member of the Taos Society of A…