This ancient community, continually inhabited for more than 1,000 years, is about 72 miles from Santa Fe, but worth the trip if you have your own car. About 150 Native Americans live and work in the Pueblo full time, and they open much of their community to the public. Visitors can admire the buildings, made entirely with earth and straw; the roofs are constructed with timbers, small pieces of wood and packed dirt. While many residents sell trinkets and handmade goods from their homes, there are others that are simply private residences, and visitors are asked to respect privacy. You must report your camera and pay a fee upon entrance; it is requested that visitors ask permission to take pictures of tribe members first. Cost: $10, adults; $5, students 13 and over; free under 13.
120 Veterans Highway, Taos, 87571, NM