Window Rock is located northeast of Holbrook along Highway 264 near the New Mexico state line.
Window Rock is situated within the Navajo Indian Reservation.
Window Rock is the administrative Capitol and administrative center of the Navajo Nation, getting its name from the hole in the 200 foot high sandstone hill (Window Rock) located there.
In 1961, a Navajo Tribal Museum was established in a small building on the Window Rock Tribal Fairgrounds. In 1982, it moved to the back room of an arts and crafts store. In 1997, a $7 million dollar permanent home was finally built to store the Navajo artifacts. In 1963, a Navajo Tribal Zoo opened in Window Rock, featuring reservation animals such as bear, coyotes, snake, elk, and the golden eagle.