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The Gallup Cultural Center

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Address: 201 East Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Small but impressive overview of native American culture and arts

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Steamboat, CO
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Steamboat, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

On the second floor of the Amtrak station. Has two rooms, one is mainly art, the other are interesting exhibits of Indian culture. Smaller than I envisioned, allow about an hour for the whole thing.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

watch "wind talkers' and you'll have a bigger understanding and respect for these WARRIORS. Maines ALL whose service and language skills developed during this nations time of need can't be overlooked for their sacrifice and bravery. From a retired combat Marine(non WWII) to these Marines, Semper Fi lads, Semper Fi.

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Thank Noel E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We were only in Gallup for one evening and wanted to see something that would represent the local culture. The Gallup Cultural Center did just that! The artwork & displays on the 2nd floor were just beautiful & informative! Definitely worth a stop!

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Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Cultural Center was recommended by the young woman who worked at our hotel. She was right--it didn't take long to tour, but it offers good insight into the local culture. I loved the exhibits on sandpainting, weaving, and local history. I also liked the exhibit of local artists' work. The people there were friendly and happy to answer questions.

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Upstairs walk through displays of Native work. Nice short visit. Easy access via elevator. Rail Station right there. Local cafe on the premises.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stopped in on the way out of town, heading west on Route 66. Well worth the stop. How very convenient that the elevator is right around the corner from the entrance. And it is an Otis. A bit stinky, but nice. Rode it to the second floor to visit the museum area of the center. Very nice, modern looking building,... More 

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Gallup, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

After living in Gallup for three years, I am still perplexed about the Gallup Cultural Center. It is in a beautiful building and seems to have a lot of space for events, exhibits, etc. but the place is rarely open. I mean you can show up there on a Saturday afternoon (usually when tourists might be walking around) and it... More 

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