Top Attractions to Experience in Gallup
Gallup offers visitors numerous unique and memorable art, culture, and outdoor experiences. If you just have a few hours to spend with us, start your itinerary with these Must Do activities.
Explore Trading Posts Try on silver and turquoise jewelry or discover hand-made weavings, carvings, sculptures or pottery finely crafted by Native American artists. Each a cherished memento of your Gallup Experience. On and near Route 66 you will find over 30 Trading Posts promoting Native American arts and crafts.
Ride in a Hot Air Balloon Create a memory for a lifetime! Beginning at sunrise, float through beautiful red rock, sandstone canyons and over towering rock spires. Gallup enjoys great soaring weather all year round.
Red Rock Park Red Rock Park is the crown jewel of Gallup’s parks and recreation system cradled by spectacular red cliffs formed over 200 million years ago in the Age of the Dinosaurs. Several archeological sites in the Park record the presence of the Ancestral Puebloans, a prehistoric farming culture which developed and persisted in the area from A.D. 300 to 1200.
Take Photos of the Downtown Murals Nine amazing murals are within easy walking distance of each other in the downtown area. From mining, rodeos and western life, to a commemoration of the Long Walk and Native American trading, you’ll find a great depiction of the area’s rich and romantic history.
Hunt for Treasure at the Flea Market When you find yourself in Gallup on Saturday morning, visit the Gallup Flea Market to uncover your hidden gem! From jewelry and crafts to delicious tamales, this is an experience not to be missed. Located at 120 State Road 608, shop year round on Saturdays from 7am – 5pm.
Explore a Historic Theatre The historic El Morro Theatre is a fully operational movie theatre and performing arts center. Designed by noted architect Carl Boller, the facility opened in 1928 as a "castle of pleasure and art." it shares a common heritage with the Kimo Theatre and Lensic Theatre, both also in New Mexico. Today the 430 seat theatre shows second run films and hosts live performances. In 2018 the building celebrates 90 years. For more info visit www.elmorrotheatre.com