Top things to do in Gallup

Top Choice Bakery in Gallup

Silver Stallion Coffee & Bread

The smell of fresh bread permeates this bakery and cafe, by far and away the most urbane spot in Gallup. Pop in for coffee and a pastry in the morning, or sample one of the just-baked pizzas or veggie-friendly sandw…
Cultural in Gallup

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Thousands of Native Americans and non-Indian tourists throng the streets of Gallup and the huge amphitheater at Red Rock State Park in early August for the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Instigated almost a …
Museum in Gallup

Gallup Cultural Center

This cultural center houses a good little museum of Indian art on the 2nd floor, including excellent collections of kachina dolls both new and old, plus pottery, sand painting and weaving. A 10ft-tall bronze sculptu…
New Mexican in Gallup

Jerry's Cafe

Slide into a booth at this busy old-timer for a generous serving of Gallup atmosphere. Keep it simple with a bowl of green or red chile, or, if you haven't eaten since yesterday, try Cherelle's Choice – a sopaipilla…
New Mexican in Gallup

Genaro's Cafe

Smart New Mexican restaurant, three blocks up from Route 66, serving a good range of dishes alongside bowls of posole and chile. If you like it hot, you'll feel right at home here, just like the rest of Gallup – thi…
Cultural in Gallup

Navajo Nation Fair

While this huge fair, on the first weekend in September, actually takes place in nearby Window Rock, just across the Arizona state line, it effectively spills over into Gallup, which is in any case a better place to…
Theater in Gallup

El Morro Theatre

Downtown Gallup's centerpiece is this beautifully restored Spanish Colonial–style theater, which originally opened in 1928. As well as live theater, music and dance, it hosts movies and children's programs.
Arts & Crafts in Gallup

Ellis Tanner Trading Company

Just south of town toward Zuni, this long-established store, run by a fourth-generation trader, sells everything from rugs and jewelry to saddles and hardware. Be sure to check out the pawnshop.
Sports in Gallup

Red Rock Balloon Rally

Some 200 colorful hot-air balloons take part in demonstrations and competitions at Red Rock State Park, during the first weekend in December.
Market in Gallup

Gallup Flea Market

Stop by every Saturday for Native American arts and crafts and plenty of snacks. Follow 9th St north, from the other side of I-40.