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Richardsons Trading Company
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Perry Null Trading Company
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Antique Store
Bill Malone Trading Company
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Specialty Museum
The Gallup Cultural Center
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Duration: 2 hours
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. A substantial percentage of its population is Native American, with residents from the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes. Gallup is the county seat of McKinley County and the most populous city between Flagstaff and Albuquerque, along the historic U.S. Route 66.The city was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad. It is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways. Because of the nearby rugged terrain, it was a popular location in the 1940s and 1950s for Hollywood Westerns.HistoryGallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. The city was named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. During World War II, the city fought successfully to prevent 800 Japanese American residents of Japanese descent from being placed in wartime internment, the only New Mexico city to do so. Use our international travel planner: Gallup and all its delights await.

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World heritage site
Chaco Culture National Historical Park Nageezi
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Duration: 8 hours
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Canyon
Canyon de Chelly National Monument Chinle
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Duration: 4 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Chinle
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Geologic Formation
Spider Rock Chinle
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Duration: 2 hours

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Specialty Museum
Navajo Code Talker Museum
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Winfield Trading Company
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Gallup Flea Market
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Specialty Museum
Rex Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Balloon Ride
X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures
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Duration: 3 hours
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History Museum
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum Pueblo of Acoma
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
El Malpais National Monument Grants
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Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Chinle
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

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