715 Hwy 64 E
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Phone: (575) 377-6813
Fax: (575) 377-6178
A memorial of national significance, this memorial was constructed in 1971 and is dedicated to the lives of those lost in Vietnam. Inside the memorial, the curving walls enclose a nondenominational chapel and lead to a tall, narrow window which overlooks the tranquil Moreno. A 6,000 square foot visitor's center is also on site which features a history of conflict display, videos, and an archive center.
The Taos Pueblo is the ancient dwelling place of the Pueblo people. Estimated to be around 1000 years old, the Taos Pueblo was an important trading location for the native peoples and the surrounding area. In the early 20th Century, the area was known for its art colony which attracted visitors like Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keefe. Today, many of these multilevel adobe houses are still lived in by family who have passed their homes down through the generations. Taos Pueblo is a National Historic Landmark and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Kit Carson Park and Cemetery is a place that was built to pay tribute to the famous Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson. The 150-year old cemetery is where the great frontiersman was buried along with his family. The park stretches over 19 acres, and every morning you will see joggers and walkers strolling here. There's a soccer field, a playground and baseball fields which are packed with families and children on a picnic. The Kit Carson Park and Cemetery is a must visit to pay respect to this great personality as well as to enjoy the refreshing air of the park.
D. H. Lawrence is one of the greatest 19th-century writer our generation has ever seen. With epics like Lady Chatterley's Lover, he has achieved heights in literary field that no other author has been able to. The D. H. Lawrence Ranch was where he spent two years of his life writing some of the greatest masterpieces ever to be read. One will see a memorial dedicated to the great writer at the ranch which was built by his wife Frieda. The D. H. Lawrence Ranch is one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Taos and a definite must visit! To know more, do visit the website.
A historic structure built during the 18th-19th Century, the San Francisco de Asís Mission Church till date stands strong. The church was built by Franciscan Popes for their patron Saint Francis of Assisi. The church has been a major influence in American architecture and has inspired many architects. In 1970, the church was registered as a National Historic Landmark.