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Rex Museum

300 West Historic Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6353
+1 505-863-1363
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This is a one story museum that has been numerous things in the past including the old Rex hotel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Enjoyed our visit.

On our visit we were met by a very interesting and knowledgeable chap, sorry I can’t remember his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OntarioTaffy
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Ontario
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“coal mining” (6 reviews)
“packed full” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
300 West Historic Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6353
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+1 505-863-1363
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one story museum that has been numerous things in the past including the old Rex hotel (hence the name). There are antiques and memorabilia from Gallup and the surrounding area. The highlight was the proprietor, a colorful, proud, talkative Native American who...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit we were met by a very interesting and knowledgeable chap, sorry I can’t remember his name. Gave us a good background on Gallup and their mining for coal. Actually found out some of our country men (Welsh) came here long ago. This...More

Thank OntarioTaffy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good history of how Gallup got started. Small, so doesn't take a lot of time to go through it. Greater was also very interesting.

Thank Rocky T
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Check out the Rex Museum, it's a small museum - back in the coal mining cowboy days, the building use to be a borthol? Interesting and info stuff - Virgil will give information on the town and coal mining days - it's free to come...More

Thank M G
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Judging by the building, it's a small museum. I found it on TA, where a reviewer was very upset describing it, and I quote: “this is historical museum only if you think coal and mining are history”... Yup, they are, on my books. However, for...More

Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We stopped here on our RT 66 road trip & were glad we did. The volunteer at the desk was so interesting & really loves telling stories about the area. We walked though the museum & read a lot of the articles in there for...More

Thank mcriss50
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I stopped by for about 20 minutes today to visit Rex Museum. I had looked over the reviews before going in. My main reason for visiting was to get a better idea of the area, its history and it's people. The gentleman at the front...More

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nice little bit of history you can peruse thru with lots of oddities and historical items. Can't beat the price

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Very interesting to see things that have made Gallup a very interesting place. All the things are very well displayed and you can take your time looking at it all

Thank Harold H
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a very interesting museum. It has a lot of unique items donated by families from Gallup. It has a very good history of mining in the Gallup area.

Thank Tim B
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wishIwasback
8 April 2018|
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Response from Harold H | Reviewed this property |
They open again Monday Closed sunday
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M G
23 April 2017|
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