Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population that hit 21,678 people in 2010. Moreover, it is the most populous city between Flagstaff and Albuquerque, along the historic U.S. Route 66. In fact, the city was founded in 1881 as a railhead, and was named after David Gallup who was a paymaster for the railroad. Here are the top things to do in Gallup.
Bill Malone Trading Company
In fact, Bill Malone is an experienced man in obtaining as well as selling authentic Native American goods. His selection is widely varied, and he offers very reasonable prices. Moreover, this place is very important to visit because of the refreshing feeling you get, as well as the different collections from everywhere else. He has many other interesting items and a vast knowledge. And the thing that makes this place feel very welcoming, is Bill himself, who has no problem giving customers advices.
Gallup Flea Market
The flea market is a place where you can find Native American crafts that you can take back home as gifts and souvenirs. In addition, while you shop, you can eat along the walkway. There are NFL blankets, hats, and accessories. There are T-shirts and socks for sale. There are food booths too. Additionally, you will find lots of great deals on silver and turquoise jewelry, and the prices are extremely reasonable and the artists are always willing to offer you a great deal.
The Gallup Cultural Center
If you want to kill about two hours of your time, the cultural center is your destination. In fact, this is a place that offers good insight into the local culture. Over there, you will find exhibits on sand painting, weaving, and local history. Moreover, you will also find exhibits of local artists’ work. The people there were friendly and happy to answer questions.