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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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you are looking for anything and I mean anything go to Richardsons Trading Post. Whether it's jewelry, pottery, belts, rugs etc. they have it all. A great collection of "Old Pawn" jewelry is available for purchase.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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145 reviews 145 reviews
48 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great for viewing many items and learning about native art. Prices aren't inexpensive for most items and they drive you crazy carefully hiding the prices so you have to ask to see different pieces. Way too time consuming and I run out of patience especially if/when the store is busy. It was my first and only visit there.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We got better service when we were there 12yrs ago, they are into profiling the customer and that is the degree of service that you will get, the lady that was dealing with my wife was a snooty old thing, I tried to tell her that she knew what she wanted and money didn't matter, but she kept going back... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Richardsons Trading Company is a great place to view Native American crafts and marvel at the skill of the artists/weavers. It is also a great place to learn. It is not a great place to purchase items. Even with their two-thirds off Labor Day Sale price, items are way over-priced. We expect to pay a fair price for rugs, pottery,... More

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We like to shop in antique stores and so we stopped in to Richardsons since we had seen the signs. But much of the stock was in rooms that were closed off to the public. You could see it through the windows, but there was no way to access it without a clerk and they pretty much ignored us while... More

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League City, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you want the Navajo jewelry and all things Navajo experience (rugs, baskets, etc.), this is the place to visit! Every kind of jewelry, rugs, and baskets + a lot more that you would ever want. Friendly, helpful employees, and a huge store!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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