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Richardsons Trading Company

222 West 66th Ave., Gallup, NM 87301
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Gallup
Type: Specialty Shops
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Richardson's is an amazing place. I was a bit wary, as it is a pawn shop but don't let that stop you. As I found out, pawn shops and trading posts have a long history in the Indian communities and provide necessary financing in the community.Goods are held secure for some time and can be redeemed. Pawns are declared "dead"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love this place and make the 12 hr journey just to shop here. The Richardson family and their employees are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I have never been treated poorly. The sheer volume of merchandise is overwhelming, plan plenty of time to take it all in. Be sure to also explore the displayed private collection pieces. This place isn't... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Sad to see so many local families pawning their treasures. Beautiful handmade jewelry and Navajo Rugs. Look around at the shops before choosing, items here are heavier with much more detail.

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A glimpse back into the trading posts of old...still operational as such, with Native American artisans dropping in with wares and old pawn pieces. The collection here is incredible - silverwork, blankets, baskets, Kachina dolls. Even if you're not in the market to purchase, it's WELL worth your time to drop in and take this all in! Friendly, knowledgeable staff... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were so excited to come and check out this trading company after reading reviews on Trip Advisor... Unfortunately this place is closed on Sunday as is many other places in Gallup. I was unable to find their store hours on website

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Collierville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I was shopping for an authenic Eagle dancer kachina and found the staff to be very helpful in my decision and selection was almost overwhelming. She started by explaining the various differiences between the Hopi, Zuni and Navajo styles and my purchase was the Hopi style which I have wanted for years. Price might have seemed a little high until... More

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Lakewood, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After going in and out of just about every store on Route 66, it was a pleasure to walk into Richardsons. It is a big store, so plan on spending some time just walking around. One of my objectives was to purchase an authentic Navajo woven rug. The selection was huge and the price range wide and competitive. We found... More

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Martinsville, Indiana, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Yes, their prices are high but they know their business and their items are authentic. This is one of the iconic shops in the southwest. As one person said it is a working museum. As a side note, many Navajo patrons use pawn shops such as Richardson's as a safety deposit box. When they want to make sure a special... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Huge place, I must have missed the friendly staff that day. All I got was arrogance thrown at me. The woman who is a owner, manager? , just plain arrogant rude person isn't worth the time to walk in the place. I didn't disrespect you , you didn't need to do it to me. If you treat all the local... More

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Evanston, Il
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Richardson's just goes on forever, with aisles and aisles of Indian jewelry, pots, baskets, and crafts, a room full of handwoven Indian blankets, another room of saddles, ... ... ... . Very good quality! Friendly staff to show you the merchandise and tell you about Richardson's history as a real trading post.

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