Gallup embraces adventure tourism and authentic cultural experiences along Historic Route 66, serving as an important community for trade and commerce with surrounding Native American communities since the late 1800s. Today you will find streets lined with pawn, trade and curio shops and historic buildings. A culturally diverse community, a significant portion of the population is Native American, and the city is home to many Native artists working within the Gallup Arts & Cultural District. Gallup has many cultural amenities including public art, artists’ studios, the historic El Morro Theatre, Gallup Cultural Center, Octavia Fellin Public Library, downtown galleries, music venues, and live/work spaces. Visitors can take a walking tour of culturally-themed murals on downtown buildings. Visitors are drawn to the Monthly ArtsCrawl, Summer Nightly Native American Dances, Community Concert Series, and annual events like the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. There are many places to shop, dine, and stay while visiting the Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District.