Gallup, NM

Gallup, New Mexico, located at the heart of Native American lands, is sometimes called the “Indian Capital of the World”. It has the largest Indian center in the Southwest and the ceremonial capital of Native America. The Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial features five days of Native American dancing, parades, elaborate costumes, authentic foods, arts, music, rodeo performances and more. One third of Gallup’s population has Native American roots including Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other tribes. Whether you're interested in exploring culture, history, sports and outdoor activities, shopping, or the beauty of the Southwest, Gallup, New Mexico has it all. Explore New Mexican history at the Red Rock Park and Museum, Rex Museum, The Navajo Code Talker Museum or the Gallup Cultural Center, located in the historic Santa Fe Railway depot. Gallup is also famous for the yearly New Mexican events it hosts: National Junior High School Finals Rodeo, Wild Thing championship bull riding, USTRC roping competition and the Red Rock Balloon Rally. Gallup is a paradise for those seeking the ultimate in New Mexican outdoor adventure: rock climbing, world-class hiking and biking trails, state and national forests are open for horseback riding, hunting and fishing. Motorsports enthusiasts can challenge their skills at the Gallup Motocross Park.
  • The City of Gallup serves local business owners in a number of ways. Two initiatives people may not be aware of can help alleviate problems experienced by businesses today. Graffiti is a common nuisance that detracts from the appearance of neighborhoods
  • The Children's Library has a full schedule of programming Tuesday through Friday each week in December. Click here for a complete schedule.
  • The library is offering free computer training throughout the month of December at the Octavia Fellin Library. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, to register Call (505)863-1291 or email
  • Help decorate our trees with new mittens, scarves, and hats to keep Gallup’s children snug this winter. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing new items to either the Main Library or the Children’s Branch. Hang them on the Mitten Tree and make