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Richardson's Trading Post and Gallup in General

Gallup came into existence with the arrival of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in the late 19th... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rugs, rugs rugs!

If you want one of the widest selections of silver/turquoise and Navajo weaving anywhere, try... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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222 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6354
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gallup came into existence with the arrival of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in the late 19th Century-- the precursor to the Santa Fe Railroad. Gallup, named for the railroad paymaster, has greatly invested in civic improvement. It is a center of SW Indian art's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the iconic trading posts in gallup is now a tourist trap...anythingeven remotely of any value is not for sale..only things for sale are overpriced modern goods which can be had virtually anywhere else in town for much much less...walk in and walk out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Joe T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want one of the widest selections of silver/turquoise and Navajo weaving anywhere, try Richardson's on Route 66. Like some other Gallup-area traders, Richardsons used to be out on the Rez long ago, then moved into town as more Navajo became mobile. It's really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LoungeLizardLarry
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. I’ve never seen such an extensive collection of Indian merchandise. The quality of the items was amazing. I was looking for pottery and Kachinas but saw some beautiful rugs, larger than I’ve seen at any other stores. (I did not price...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rich_and_laurie
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Richardsons Trading Company was my favorite store in Gallup. It's been in business for decades. I wanted a turquoise bracelet so it took a while to choose because of the huge selection. I found a beautiful bracelet with a #8 stone just like one I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Soilsister1244
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Richardson's is a real trading post. As such, they treat the Dine' with respect and provide them loans using family important items as collateral. I am not an intimate or an employee of Richardson's, so my words are not official. Still, I know the system....More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank JerryPPhoenix
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Lots of inventory...if you look in the back, you can see some of the pawned saddles. Museum level items. friendly staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank yvonne p
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Richardson's has been around a long time. Right downtown as free parking is next door. Has an unbelievable selection of native-made objects but the jewelry and rugs are their big items. I am ignorant about each, but the staff was friendly and informative but not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rrhone8
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Not cheap stuff. Very magnificent collection of Native American art. Quite high prices, but nice to look at.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lopenlead
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Richardson's is an amazing place to visit. Located right on Historic Route 66 in downtown Gallup. They have beautiful selections of turquoise jewelry, belt buckles. Indian blankets, rugs, southwestern art and fashions. They even have a selection of saddles that are for sale. Richardson's carries...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Kathy D
February 26, 2018|
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Response from LoungeLizardLarry | Reviewed this property |
They spell it "katsina" dolls now, and they have a wall full.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from JudyFromCanberra | Reviewed this property |
Sorry ... I don't know. There are many Trading Posts in Gallup NM. We visited a few of them; many sell authentic Navajo rugs and many other amazingly beautiful artefacts. Suggestion: Contact some of the Trading Posts... More
October 12, 2015|
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Response from Marlene D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Try their Web site.