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Address: 222 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6354
Phone Number: +1 505-722-4762
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So many things, so little time...

This store, which was and maybe still is, a trading post, has been around for more than 100 years owned by the same family. There are several rooms, including one dedicated to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
dylanthomasp
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Athens, Ohio
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Buford
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Buyer beware. They have a no refund policy that is not posted anywhere. Wanda was a great sales person when we were buying, but not so much when we went back the next day to see about returning one item. Her attitude changed dramatically & all she said was, "I can't help you with that" & then disappeared into the... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This store, which was and maybe still is, a trading post, has been around for more than 100 years owned by the same family. There are several rooms, including one dedicated to rugs, only. You could spend at least 1/2 day in the store and probably still would not have seen everything. Oh, and did I mention the saddles? And... More 

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Moody
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

First off let me say that parking stinks around it. Very few parallel spots and lots of traffic. So by the time we found a spot it was 5:30. Website says open till 6 so was disappointed when most of the doors were already closed and locked.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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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Thank UltimateWines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 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 September 24, 2016 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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16 reviews
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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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88 reviews
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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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