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Art and History at the Old County Courthouse

Here at the Taos Inn, we know a thing or two about New Mexico history, and we strive to use that knowledge to help make your stay with us a fun and memorable one. As part of that effort, we highly recommend you stroll down to the Old Taos County Courthouse, conveniently located on the downtown plaza. You’ll think you’ve stumbled onto the set of a classic Hollywood Western when you step through the Courthouse doors, and that’s not too far from the truth: the holding area inside occupies a small place in the pantheon of Great American Cinema, as it was immortalized in Dennis Hopper’s 1969 classic Easy Rider. Images of justice and freedom are on display on the upper floor in the frescos of Emil Bisttram, a Hungarian artist who immigrated to the United States in 1906, eventually settling in Taos and contributing significantly to the burgeoning arts scene. The Courthouse hosts many events throughout the year, including concerts and installation art exhibits, so be sure to check whether there’s anything special planned during your stay.

 Address: 121 N Plaza, Taos Plaza