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Prominently mentioned in the famous Route 66 song, Gallup is the biggest city along Route 66 between Albuquerque and Flagstaff, and is just about 25 minutes from the New Mexico-Arizona border.

Given the city's deep Native American heritage, every year Gallup hosts the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Over 110 trading posts and other stores with various tribal crafts and creations are available in the Gallup area for shopping and trading.

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A famous old hotel in Gallup named "El Rancho" sits at the corner of Route 66 downtown. And during the grand era of Western films, some very popular actors and actresses stayed here. Don’t miss the restaurant and store also found on-site.

Beyond Gallup, Route 66 follows either right alongside or directly atop Interstate 40. It’s only about 20 miles before you exit the Land of Enchantment – but at the state line, some very enchanting scenery beckons.

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