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The Gallup Cultural Center

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Address: 201 East Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301

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The Cultural Center is across the parking lot from the Chamber of Commerce. Quick walk between them. Upstairs, are several galleries showcasing local artists and artisans. Some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Williams, Arizona
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Williams, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cultural Center is across the parking lot from the Chamber of Commerce. Quick walk between them. Upstairs, are several galleries showcasing local artists and artisans. Some amazing work. (The elevator worked fine and did not stink when we were there.). Trains pass directly behind the building. Fun to watch from the second floor.

Thank greenjay1
Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here by accident waiting for a train arrival and were very impressed with the small museum upstairs that has nice exhibits with good info.

Thank KB6CLA
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this museum upstairs in the building and there isn't much to it. Spent about 20 minutes here as there isn't much too see. Lots of kachina dolls, some train and lumber dioramas, and pottery and a few other native american displays. One room was full of art. I liked the large sculpture of the Navajo Girl leading the horse... More 

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Gallup, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cultural Center is also the Amtrak Train Station. When you walk in the front of the cultural center there is a statue commemorating the Navajo Codetalkers. There is a small museum upstairs that showcases the Navajo culture as well as local pueblos. There is also a small store downstairs that sells local artwork. Last, there is a small café... More 

Thank LisaYE2017
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

would recommend coming here and learning a little about history. they had a little memorial about the navajo code talkers.

Thank ethan m
New Mexico
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The museum is located on the second floor of the train station. Lots of parking on the west side of the building. They information on rug making, katicians and sandpaintings was good. Never saw anyone else in the museum, no one around to answer questions.

Thank High-Dry
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2016

It is a worthwhile tour of the cultural of New Mexico. It is filled with historical data on the area as well as paintings and pictures of the local culture.

Thank joekre
Steamboat, CO
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Cultural Center has a wonderful small "storyteller" exhibit upstairs in the old train station. The exhibits are very well done and informative. There are exhibits of pottery making from scratch (like grinding the clay), Kachinas, railroad history and mining history of Gallup, sand paintings, and more. Each display is well done, well interpreted, and informative. A must see.

Thank mimsgram
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Kind of a visitor center (although there's a Chamber of Commerce down the street), with brochures, a little cafe, and a music gift shop on the first floor. There's an interesting art gallery on the second floor, with some dioramas, all by local artists.

Thank BobandJan66
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

First, they close at 4. The building is in the old train station. There are some small businesses downstairs. Upstairs is a small museum. I give them credit for trying, but few would spend even a half hour in the museum. Out in front is a statue of a Navajo Code Talker and an American Indian chief...both are worth a... More 

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