Big Kachina Statue

Gallup, New Mexico

New MexicoRoadside Attraction

Greetings from Route 66, where you’ll find this Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico welcoming you to town.

Kachina dolls (or Hopi katsina figures) are wooden figures typically made to teach young children or new brides the stories and significance of katsinas, the spirit beings that control the natural world.

Since the 1950s there’s been at least one Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico. Previously this big yellow sculpture stood outside of a visitors center on top of a sturdy base that declared “GALLUP NEW MEXICO THE INDIAN CAPITAL” or “GALLUP NEW MEXICO HEART OF INDIAN COUNTRY.”

Nowadays the base is gone and the Big Kachina Statue stands on extended legs in front of a small park and the local fire office.

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Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Big Kachina Statue

Address:
827 Joseph M Montoya Blvd, Gallup, NM 87301

Hours:
Visuble 24/7

Cost:
Free

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Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the Big Kachina Statue in Gallup, New Mexico, here are some things to know before you go.

  • There are a few parking spaces right next to this Route 66 roadside attraction.
  • Picnic tables next to this statue are a great places to pull over for lunch.
  • Located across the street from We The People Park and just a short walk to the Route 66 loop statue.

Where to Stay Near the Big Kachina Statue

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest with a stay at one of these Route 66 hotels in or near Gallup, New Mexico.

Historic El Rancho Hotel

One of the best motels on Route 66, Historic El Rancho Hotel is located close to this Route 66 roadside attraction. Sleep where the stars have at this 1940s hotel that has hosted some of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars and makers, including Robert Mitchum, Elia Kazan, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, William Holden, Billy Wilder, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, Troy Donahue, and more. Photos of the stars are peppered throughout the intricately designed property and each room is themed with a star’s photo and information.

Sands Motel

Sands Motel is a budget-friendly classic Route 66 motel in Grants, New Mexico. The vintage motel has carpeted floors, cable TV, microwaves, mini refrigerators, and WiFi.

Gallup, New Mexico is just a short drive to Arizona Route 66 and the Petrified Forest National Park. Enhance your visit to the area with a tour!

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