Gallup, New Mexico

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3446 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
55 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
22 Votes - "Best For Food"
20 Votes - "Friendliest"
5 Votes - "Most Fun"

Description

Gallup, NM is known for many reasons, such as "Indian Capital of the World" or our latest accomplishment, The "Adventure Capital of New Mexico." Gallup, NM is located on I-40 20 miles east of the Arizona state line.

We are a small community with a population of just over 21,000 during the week, but on the weekends with all the different activities taking place our population can more than triple in size.

Gallup, NM is known for our Saturday Flea Market and for some of the most amazing mountain biking and hiking trails in the country. With our elevation of over 6,500 feet above sea level, the thin mountain air and low humidity can make for some very cool evenings.

We are home to some of the oldest and largest events in the country and if it’s Rodeo’s you like, then don’t miss our Lion’s Club Rodeo and anyone up for a game of "Cowboy Poker", then you wouldn’t want to miss, "The Wild Thing" Bull Riding Championships in July.

The second full week in August is one of the country’s oldest and largest Native American Gathering’s with this year’s 92nd Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial where tribes from across the US, Canada and Mexico come to celebrate being Native America.

The Gallup, NM area is just at the doorsteps of the Navajo and Zuni Reservations where some of this country’s most amazing scenery can be found, please don’t forget to bring a camera and this area is also home to some of this country’s most amazing war hero’s of WWII, The Navajo Code Talkers and home to Medal of Honor Recipient from the Korean War, Mr. Hershey Miyamura and to several of the surviving members of the Bataan Death March and what later became known as "The Purple Heart Battalion" or officially known as The 442nd.

The people of Gallup hold their veterans in high esteem. They have built a memorial to all Gallup Veterans in front of the County Courthouse, from the earliest wars since Gallup was founded, including WW I & II (including honoring the Navajo Code Talkers and those who made the Bataan Death March), the Korean War, the Vietnam War, The Gulf War, Iraq and Afganistan. Gallup is now giving its veterans a place of their own - a building in which they can come together and share their memories. I have lived and worked in and around Gallup for 16 years now and have made my home here. Gallupians are the most patriotic!!!
Reviewed by lab
on September 3, 2013
The food in Gallup is amazing and everytime we have visitors come to visit and experience the chili here in Gallup I have requests to ship it out. Gallup is so beautiful and the people are very friendly here. Family is everyone here and once you visit you will find it hard to not come back. If you are an outdoor type of person you will love the sights and adventure Gallup offers.
Reviewed by Mleyba68
on September 3, 2013
I wanted to add a couple photo's of today's (8/30/13) Veterans Helping Veterans Meeting at Don Diego's restaurant. Don Diego's has been such a strong supporter (as is the rest of our community) of our organization. In the one photo we are honoring MSgt Liberty and MSgt Terry of the USAF for all their hard work and dedication to Gallup. I am so honored to be a part of this organization and a part of this great community. Thank You again to Don Diego's and the entire Gallup, NM community for your strong support and dedication to our local veterans. It is greatly appreciated.
Reviewed by CS3940
on September 3, 2013
GALLUP, NEW MEXICO IS MY HOME TOWN, I GREW UP HERE AND LOVE MY HOME TOWN BECAUSE OF THE BEAUTY, THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY AND FROM ALL WALKS OF LIKE. WE ARE ALSO VERY PATRIOTIC! I ATTEND THE VETERANS DAY PARADE AS OFTEN AS I CAN AND APPREDICATE ALL OUR VETERANS BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. WE ARE A CLOSE COMMUNITY AND WE HELP EACH OTHER THRU THE GOOD AND THE BAD TIMES IN OUR LIVES. WE MAY HAVE DIFFERECES BUT WHEN YOU NEED US WE ARE ALWAYS THERE TO PITCH IN AND GET THINGS DONE. OUR COMMUNTITY HELD MY FAMILY AND I UP WHEN WE LOST MY HUSBAND AND THEN MY MOM AND MY STEP DAUGHTER AND HER SON ALL WITHIN I YEARS TIME. WE COULD NOT HAVE MADE IT IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY HOLDING US UP AND HELPING WHEN WHEN WE WERE ALL HURTING.
Reviewed by jjaramil
on September 3, 2013
We are all pretty friendly. some are pretty and some are friendly.
Reviewed by Kath61
on September 3, 2013
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