Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza - Taos, New Mexico, 87571, United States

Museums & Historical Sites

Taos is known for it's artist and cultural history. Hence, the community is proud to invite you to experience, xplore, and enjoy the culture, history, and arts of our museums, galleries, and historic sites. Plus Northern NM offers a host of other museums and sites of cultural and historical repute. It's all part of the Taos Experience! Life at a higher level! The Land, Light, and Legend of Taos! As you may have already discovered, this is one of the most information filled lodging web sites...ANYWHERE! Please bookmark our site so you can return often to plan, study, and begin your Taos Experience. Enjoy wandering the web, Taos, Northern NM, and Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza. You'll also want to check out our Facebook page for the hotel. Most of our posts there link to activities, places, and other activities in and around Taos. We are here to help you go home and BRAG long and hard about Taos and our hotel!

Located at Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza Shops is a noteworthy favorite. SOMOS is a resident of our hotel shops. A non profit dedicated to encouraging young people to write, story tell, and develope their character and creative juices. SOMOS hosts several special events during the year including poetry and story telling weekends.

If you're looking for a short history of Taos, this link is a good quick review of Taos' long history and significacnce: Taos Vacation Guide Art History Time Line

The following museums are just a short distance from Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza.
Hours vary with each museum and various seasons. These are just part of the "Taos Experience". You will be amazed at the breadth our Taos art!

Museum Association of Taos (MAT) Combination Tickets. For just $25, visitors can enjoy all five above museums with the asterisk (*). That special entry ticket is good for one full year from date of purchase and is transferable - pass it on to a friend. Ask at any of those seven sites for MAT ticket information. You are also invited to get more information on the web at www.TaosMuseums.org . MAT welcomes AAM/ICOM members free of charge.

Museums with the (@) symbol are members of Taos Historic Museums . Ask their receptionist about special rates for combination tickets for their facilities.

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E. L. Blumenschein Home & Museum 
222 Ledoux Street, 575-758-0505

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Kit Carson Home & Museum
1/2 block East of Taos Plaza, 113 Kit Carson Road, 575-758-4945

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Harwood Museum of Art A University of New Mexico Museum *
238 Ledoux St., 575-758-9826

The mission of the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The museum advances the University's mission and engages diverse audiences by stimulating learning, creativity and research through exhibitions, programs and publications.


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The Southwest Research Center of Northern NM @
at Harwood Museum, 575-758-5440

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(Van Vechten-Lineberry) Taos Art Museum (Fechin Institute) *
227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, 575-758-2690

The Taos Art Museum is housed in the studio and home that artist Nicolai Fechin built for his family between 1927 and 1933. Fechin, born in Kazan, Russia in 1881, carved and molded the adobe building into a fascinating, harmonic marriage of Russian, Native American, and Spanish symbolism.

Governor Bent House and Museum
117 Bent Street, 575-758-2376

The Couse Foundation
One block East of Taos Plaza on Queznel and Kit Carson, 575-751-0369
Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza backs up to Couse Meadow, with about 19 acres, this is one of downtown Taos largest pieces of undeveloped real estate.

In 2001 The Couse Foundation was formed to preserve the home and studio in Taos, New Mexico, of Eanger Irving Couse, the prominent early 20th century painter of American Indian subjects. Couse was one of the founders of the Taos Art Colony and first president of the Taos Society of Artists. The mission of The Couse Foundation is to preserve the Eanger Irving Couse home and studio, along with its contents and archive, as well as two studio buildings owned and used by Joseph Henry Sharp, in order to give the public an authentic window into the past and to stimulate scholarly research and training in the fields of historic preservation and Southwest art history.

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La Hacienda de Los Martinez 
Ranchitos Road, 575-758-0505
About a mile west of Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza

About the Museum: La Hacienda de los Martinez is one of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period "Great Houses" remaining in the American Southwest. Built in 1804 by Severino Martin (later changed to Martinez), this fortress-like building with massive adobe walls became an important trade center for the northern boundary of the Spanish Empire. The Hacienda was the final terminus for the Camino Real (the royal road) which connected northern New Mexico to Mexico City. The Hacienda also was the headquarters for an extensive ranching and farming operation.

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Millicent Rogers Museum *
Millicent Rogers Museum Road, 575-758-2462
4.2 miles North of Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza

Historical collections of Native American jewelry, ceramics, paintings, and weaving; Hispanic textiles, metalwork, sculpture; and a wide range of contemporary ...

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Fort Burgwin SMU
6.5 miles South on NM 518, 575-758-8322


Museum Association of Taos (MAT) Combination Tickets. For just $25, visitors can enjoy all five above museums with the asterisk (*). That special entry ticket is good for one full year from date of purchase and is transferable - pass it on to a friend. Ask at any of those seven sites for MAT ticket information. You are also invited to get more information on the web at www.TaosMuseums.org . MAT welcomes AAM/ICOM members free of charge.

Museums with the (@) symbol are members of Taos Historic Museums . Ask their receptionist about special rates for combination tickets for their facilities.

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Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza
233 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Reserve @ 800-444-2346
Taos, New Mexico, 87571, United States
Call: 575-758-4293
575-758-1702

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Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza

Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza is Taos' best located hotel for your vacation, business, meeting, and any other excuse for needing Taos lodging. Located conveniently 2 blocks South of historic Taos Plaza, most Guests leave their vehicle at the Inn and wander the historic district with 80+ galleries, 100 shops, five museums, restaurants galore, and other sites of interest. Most Guests find us about average in quality with some features few others offer. You will find our team of Associates friendlier than most and "tour guide" like in Guest service. Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza is a convenient, clean, comfortable, and affordable lodging choice for Taos.