Courtesy of the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce

Shopping near the Navajo Nation.

September 05, 2012

More than 100 Native American trading posts sell their wares in this small city near the Navajo Nation (the 27,000-square-mile homeland of the Navajo people). Wander through the historic downtown, which encompasses a revitalized stretch of Old Route 66, to browse pottery, jewelry, and other hand-made wares.

Earl's Restaurant

Richardson's Trading Company

This famous trading post sells kachina dolls, Zuni pottery, and turquoise jewelry.

Shush Yaz

El Rancho Hotel

The quirky, 1930s hotel hosted Tracy and Hepburn back when Gallup was a base for filming movie westerns; today, the rambling brick-and-stone building, with its southwestern-style rooms, still has plenty of rustic charm.

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