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.
On Saturday, March 15th at 2:00 pm, Pam Lujan Hauer, a potter from the Taos Pueblo, will demonstrate her art of pottery making along with telling the story of pottery from the history of clay as an art form and the origins of the earliest pottery to the
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced Octavia Fellin Public Library, of Gallup, New Mexico, as a National Medal for Museum and Library Service finalist. The National Medal, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration are co-sponsoring a meeting on Thursday, March 13 at 5:30 pm in the City of Gallup Council Chambers to discuss the replacement of a bridge over the Little Puerco
The Octavia Fellin Public Library recently launched a state-of-the-art website to serve the Gallup community. The library design team led by Adult Services Manager Stacey Stoll worked closely with developers to craft the new site using the city's web
Responding to a call from Mayor Jackie McKinney, city employees have begun wearing patriotic-themed shirts on Fridays at City Hall to show support for America's armed forces personnel. The tradition began locally with the group Veterans Helping Veterans