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Richardsons Trading Company

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Address: 222 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6354
Phone Number: 505.722.4762

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Amazing place

I felt a bit like Howard Carter who, when entering Tutankhamen's tomb and asked by Lord Canarvon "what do you see?", replied "wonderful things!" OMG this place is amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Redondo Beach, California
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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I felt a bit like Howard Carter who, when entering Tutankhamen's tomb and asked by Lord Canarvon "what do you see?", replied "wonderful things!" OMG this place is amazing. Excellent, friendly service. It's a wonderful story to learn how Richardson's effectively acts as a bank for the local native Americans. Well worth a visit even if you don't intend to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon after a long haul from Flagstaff. We announced to the silver haired woman who welcomed us that we were interested in buying jewelry, but we needed to use the restroom first. She smiled knowingly and we were escorted past a thousand saddles in a back room to a tiny restroom behind the store. Ever... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were privileged to have a tour of the trading post and view the saddles, dresses and costumes, jewelry, belts, rugs and other artifacts that the local Navajo entrust to Richardsons for safe keeping, bringing in their valuables and pawning them until future redemption for a nominal fee. Apparently neighborly theft is very much an issue and this is the... More 

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North Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Richardson's is misleadingly labelled a trading company. What you walk into is an amazing living museum of Navajo, Hopi and Zuni art. The store has operated since the early 20th century and acts as noth a trading company and a pawn for the natives. The staff are extremely knowledgeable abut all the types of art they have for sale and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

If you want quality antique and/or new native american turquoise jewelry; this is your place. Best prices and selection of anywhere we visited (to include Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Tucson). For most of the jewelry, you pay 1/3 of the price marked. Also excellent selection of bolo's, rugs, saddles, paintings, etc. Highly recommend!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This trading post is awesome do not miss it. Don't expect to buy unless you have a lot of cash to spend. But to see the Navajo Rug Room was worth the stop alone. We were there for several hours on a rainy day as it was so full of artifacts.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place was recommended in several guidebooks but it was so expensive. It was basically just rugs, turquoise jewelry and saddles.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

The inventory of items in this store cannot be surpassed. The service is friendly and very professional. Larry Fulbright took excellent attention to our needs. He went out of his way to make sure we had exactly what we wanted. Will go back there again.

Thank Paul L
Gallup, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very authentic navaho fare , somewhat expensive , The selection is ok but Perry Null is much better. certainly the best and most authentic native american place on Route66. All the others are owned by middle eastern individuals who PRIVATELY employ navaho

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Hampshire, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I was looking to buy a cuff bracelet and the sales lady told me my wrist was too small for the selection they had and wouldn't show me anymore. When I asked the prices of the items, I didn't get an answer. The people weren't rude but they weren't helpful. I won't go back or recommend it either.

Thank ees655

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