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“WOW, just amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Richardsons Trading Company

Richardsons Trading Company
222 West 66th Ave., Gallup, NM 87301
505.722.4762
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Gallup
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Silver City, NM
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“WOW, just amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

THE place in Gallup to see the best in Indian art. Prices are high but quality of goods is commensurate with price. You must see the rugs in the rug room. Staff is friendly and helpful. Just an amazing array of Turquoise and Silver. This establishment is a sensory overload and well worth the browse. Parking can be tricky but a short walk from across the street is the visitor center parking lot. When I was there, I actually watched Native Americans trading their art for cash. This is the real West of today.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This essentially a wonderful museum to tour. It was really interesting to see both the live and dead pawn. Its great if you are looking for very traditional Indian pieces.

Visited February 2012
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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“Drive down 66 to get your fix but don't stop!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

It's great fun to drive on historic route 66 but no need to stop. This "trading company" was much more like a pawn shop. I was expecting a "flea market" atmosphere but found a large store with a large selection of very high-priced native american items. Not much else to see along the town.

Visited April 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Bill is the best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

I owned 2 Motels in Gallup in the 60s ans 70s. I sent all who were interested in Native American Jewelry to see Bill and Perry. Even took Lynda Carter, who later played Wonder Woman there. she bought quite a bit of jewelry. I'm sure Perry remembers. Richardson's should be a Historical Landmark. I owned the Blue Spruce Losge and the Log Cabin Lodge. Came to Gallup from Rhode Island.

Visited April 2011
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Huge selection on items from the Southwest.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I personally liked the different Western articles. The people inside the shop were a little tired and lazy, unfortunately.

Visited August 2011
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