Manuelito Visitor Information Center
ADA Accessibility Notes
The Manueilto Visitor Information Center (VIC) located just west of Gallup along the southside of Interstate 40 offers assistance and guidance in accessing the Four Corners region. Part of the New Mexico State Tourism Department system - this VIC brags to be the busiest and best place to stop. The VIC's main objective is to informing the traveling public to experience the enchantment of New Mexico throughout northwestern NM and visit the attractions both world-reknowned and off the beaten path.
The Visitor Information Center program has been in existence since 1972. To find out what’s available stop by and let us plan your next amazing stop.
The center is named after the famous Navajo Chief Manuelito, who fought against the U.S. from 1858 until 1868, leading a 1,000 strong war party against Ft. Defiance. From the story, this chief was a great man, revered among the Navajo people.
The Center is 9,500 sq. ft. , built in the shape of a hogan. It boasts a media center with a theatre, WiFi and an information kiosk. A little room in back allows visitors to buy food from a vending machine and mico-wave it. and there's tables to sit and enjoy.
There are many exhibits of the local history, art and Indigenous People scattered about. I liked the fact that there was an all-indigenous staff on hand.
Pet Friendly Notes
Staffed: 9-5 Everyday; Rest Area and Bathrooms: 24-7