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The Taos drama began 6000 years ago.

The first permanent residents, decendants of the Anasazi (Ancient Ones) arrived around 900 A.D. Taos Pueblo was already occupied when conquistador Hernando de Alvarado followed the Rio Grande north to Taos valley in 1540.

Taos has seven museums in the Museum Association of Taos as well as the Governor Bent Museum. A museum combination ticket can be purchased for $18.00, which is good for one year and can be purchased at any museum.

Art Galleries As you stroll around our narrow streets and plaza. You will notice a constant theme - art.. It is everywhere! You will find artists outside capturing the famous Taos light on spring afternoons. They are painting in studios and sketching at the table next to you at lunch. If you notice a certain spirited atmosphere, it is the wonderful synergy of cultures. The Taos Pueblo Indians havs historically worked with clay, fiber and leather. Pueblo artists hand-make drums that are sold throughout the world. Navajo artist R.C.Gorman also makes Taos his home. Most of Taos' 1,336 artists show their work at one of our 96 art galleries.

Historical trolley tour departs every day from the Taos Visitors Center and includes the Taos Pueblo. For more information, call 1-800-732-8267.

Savor the Flavors of Taos Another way you can experience our cultural blend is through our cuisine. There are numerous restaurants ranging from simple to sophisticated. Native Americans still bake bread in outside adobe ovens called "hornos". Restaurant ambience is just as varied as the cuisine - always delicious!

Taos Central Reservations can take care of all your lodging needs as well as car or van rentals. A special car rental rate of $25.00 (compact) is available for this conference. Call 1-800-821-2437.

Airline Reservations - Please call Blue Sky Tours and refer to the Bringing People Together Conference. 1-800-453-4407 or Fax 1-800-747-1221.

Recreational Activities

Take advantage of all the outdoor activities in the "Land Of Enchantment".

River Rafting $30 - $95 per person From mild to wild on the famous Rio Grande. Half day, full day. Something for everyone and every age.
Hiking $40 - $125 per person Explore the high desert or alpine terrain or take the Wheeler Peak Challenge. Half day and full day guided hikes.
Mountain Biking $60 - $110 per person Try our back roads or go for a more challenging single track ride. Guided rides half day or full day.
Jeep tours $50 per person Take a photo safari and cultural expedition. Sunset or mid-day. A great way to really see Northern New Mexico.
Horseback Riding $35 - $100 per person Guided trips from one hour to a full day. Various terrain and alpine beauty.