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Address: 300 West Historic Route 66 (Corner of Route 66 & 3rd St.), Gallup, NM
Phone Number:
+1 505-863-1363
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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History of Gallup

This museum is about the history of Gallup. It has a lot of items from founding families. The staff is very willing to answer any questions about the items or the railroad and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New Mexico
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New Mexico
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is about the history of Gallup. It has a lot of items from founding families. The staff is very willing to answer any questions about the items or the railroad and coal mining. They ask for a $2 donation per adult.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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140 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Situated in what was once a bank, brothel, grocery store, or hobby shop, depending on who you ask, this appears to be the central display and archive location for Gallup area history. Much of their collection is on display, in a haphazard and somewhat sloppy fashion, but it makes for interesting browsing, in the same way that a disorganized used... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A lot of history about the area and some more information on the Navajo code talkers that wasn't included at the actual code talkers museum.

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Thank Mark S
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Looks like a lot of folks have donated items to this museum. Would be especially interesting to locals. I didn't know of the importance of coal to the city

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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51 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

An eclectic collection of stuff on the first floor of what once was an old hotel. Admission is by donation. Somewhat interesting if you are into antiques

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Windlow Az
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We travel and we try to go to the local museums. We stopped there on a whim.what a Suprise the guy Larry gave us a tour what a history Gallup has not to mention cast of characters. As many museums we have seen we learned things we never herd of . It is a small one museum but it is... More 

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Gallup, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

shows some of the history, you can meet entertaining persons in there- they will tell you all you want to know. A nice place to get some intro to the local setting and mix of culture

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Virgil greeted me as I stepped inside this small, unassuming museum which opened in 1995 in the old Rex Hotel. Virgil pointed out the door was at an angle so it faced the train depot which was a major reason people visited Gallup. It was interesting bits of history like this that drew my attention. Larry, a volunteer, was on... More 

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Lillian, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We happened on this small, unassuming museum while visiting shops along Route 66. Very much a "home grown" museum, it offered a look at Gallup's early days -- and especially its mining families. It is staffed by a man who truly loves his job and who wants to make every visitor feel welcome. Don't expect a fancy big city museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Neat exhibits about the local area although some of the exhibits would be more interesting to someone who knows people from the area.

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