Nestled in spectacular red rock beauty and located along historic Route 66, Gallup is a beautiful place that offers enticing outdoor adventures while seamlessly blending awe-inspiring art and rich culture deeply rooted in Native American tradition and its People.
In New Mexico, the word “chile” does not usually refer to the common hearty bean soup, but rather to chile peppers. Chile is a celebrated part of most meals in Gallup. It's added to everything from pizza and breakfast burritos, to steaks, pies, and even some local New Mexican beers.
The Gallup Cultural Center offers diverse programming and arts that celebrate the Native American cultures that neighbor Gallup, as well as Gallup's unique history. It was created in 1996 at the historic Santa Fe Depot by the Southwest Indian Foundation.
Experience authentic traditional dances from a variety of area tribes, featuring traditional drum, rattle, and flute instruments along with explanations regarding the cultural traditions that surround these dances.