"GALLUP - LAND OF THE NAVAJO" Top 5 Page for this destination Gallup by LoriPori

Gallup Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 138 photos


Friday, September 25, 2009

Called the "Indian Capital of the World, as GALLUP, NEW MEXICO is located in the Heart of Native Indian lands - Navajo - Zuni - Hopi - many other smaller tribes.
Gallup lies on Interstate 40 (Historic Route 66) 139 miles west of Albuquerque and 25 miles east of the Arizona border.
Gallup is the largest Indian Center in the Southwest and the ceremonial capital of Native America. The most numerous of Native Indians are the Navajo, who are widely recognized for their achievements in wool, with Navajo Rugs and Blankets being much sought after by Private collectors.
The Second major Native American settlement, Zuni Pueblo, is centered 35 miles south of Gallup. Zuni are best known for their intricate jewelry made from delicately cut turquoise set in sterling silver.
Another major tribe is the Hopi, known for their pottery and unique carved Kachinas Dolls.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great Native Indian Craft Markets
  • Cons:Downtown a bit rundown
  • Last visit to Gallup: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    It would appear Sarah and I will be stalking each other later this year! Another stop for me! Gillybob greetings

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2011 at 2:38 AM

    Hoping to get to Gallup and Zuni on our forthcoming NM road trip - sounds a great place to shop especially! Love the old Route 66 stuff too

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2010 at 6:52 AM

    Its always nice to see Route 66 is still being enjoyed. It produced some of the best tourist stops in its hey day. I remember them well as a kid. Nice page!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2009 at 9:17 PM

    Your page brings back sweet memories when we bought a lot of turquoise jewellery and kachina dolls!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    Yup, this is one of those Route 66 towns...and you found a Sizzler! hehehe...I also like filling up at Sizzler's during long drives like what you and Hansi had...

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    Gorgeous colours on your pictures! Would like to the the turqoises myself since it's one of my favourite colours.

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    Hey I'm the first to check out your Gallup pages Lori!! ;o) I like sterling silver and turquoise jewelry too :o) xx


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