Introduction to Gallup, New Mexico
Gallup was founded in 1891. It was established as the Pacific and Atlantic Railroad’s railhead. The city was named "Gallup" in honor of David Gallup, a paymaster for the Pacific and Atlantic Railroad. The area is often known as the "Indian Capital of the World."
Gallup and nearby Attractions
- Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
- Rex Museum
- Bluewater Lake State Park
- Canyon De Chelly National Monument
- Red Rock Museum
- El Morro National Monument
Things To Do In Gallup
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, Twin Buttes Church of the Nazarene, Good News Parish and the Emanuel Baptist Temple and Christian Academy are the local houses of worship. The Mentmore Meadows Historic Site, the C N Cotton Warehouse Historic Site and El Rancho Hotel Historic Site are great places to learn more about the area’s history.
Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.
Gallup Higher Education
The University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus, Northland Pioneer College, San Juan College and Fort Lewis College are all nearby.