The Southwest Indian Foundation opened the Gallup Cultural Center in 1996 to educate the public about the rich heritage and history of the Four Corners region. Located on the 2nd-floor of the historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot on Route 66, the station was renovated to look like the 1918 El Navajo Hotel, a Harvey Hotel built at this location in the 1930s. The original property was demolished in the 1950s.
Open Monday-Friday from 10 AM - 4 PM, the Cultural Center houses the City of Gallup Visitor Center, the Storyteller Museum, the Master’s Gallery, a gift shop and Angela’s Café. The museum features cultural and historic exhibits about the Gallup area; including the history of the railroad, Route 66, and the Navajo Code Talkers. The Navajo Code Talkers exhibit at the Gallup Cultural Center pays tribute to the contributions of Native American troops during World War II, with an impressive collection of memorabilia. The museum also houses an impressive collection of Native American art.
Gallup Cultural Center
201 E Hwy 66
Gallup, NM 87301
For more information, the Gallup Visitor Center provides brochures about things to see and do locally and in the Four Corners region.