10 Best gift shops at and near Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is impossible to forget, but it's nice to have a souvenir or two. There are plenty of shops within the National Park and nearby towns where you can pick up gorgeous photo books, hiking guides, warm clothing and artwork. True to the park's mission, many of the items for sale are culturally relevant, such as Navajo jewelry or Hopi pottery, and educational. Tacky tourist knick-knacks give way to keepsakes that educate and help bring back memories of your visit to this natural wonder of the world. Since El Tovar Hotel opened in 1905, tourism was the engine that drove the development and protection of the Grand... Read more »
This historic gift shop is more fine-art gallery than souvenir stand, selling Hopi katsinas, Navajo jewelry... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "The highest-quality Native American art within the park is sold here, including Hopi katsinas."
- Type: Bookstores, Fine Craft Galleries, Gift Stores, Jewelry Stores, Specialty Shops
- Neighborhood: South Rim
This historic and architecturally significant building by Mary Colter affords an observation platform four-stories above the rim.
Local Expert Tip: "Climb the 85-stairs to the top of the tower for sweeping views of the Grand Canyon, and the Colorado River below."
This gift shop was once the 1904 photo studio of the Kolb brothers, who would photograph mule-riding... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Venture downstairs and tour the museum and art space."
This historically significant building offers wonderful views of the Grand Canyon and quality souvenirs in its gift shop.
Local Expert Tip: "True to its name, the terraces behind Lookout Studio are great locations for photographing into the Grand Canyon."
- Type: Bookstores, Gift Stores, Local Picks, Native American Art Galleries, Specialty Shops, Sporting Goods - Summer
- Neighborhood: South Rim
In addition to selling books, sweatshirts and other souvenirs, El Tovar Gift Shop also sells replica plates... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "The Grand Canyon can get chilly at a night, even in the summer. Gift shops carry sweat shirts and fleeces for those who only packed t-shirts and shorts."
This historic and architecturally significant building by Mary Colter shares the story of Louis Boucher, a reclusive prospector.
Local Expert Tip: "Hermit's Rest is a less-visited vantage point on the South Rim as it requires a bus ride, walk or bike ride to reach."
This historic gift shop is now also a visitors center and Grand Canyon Association Bookstore.
Local Expert Tip: "Check out the history display on the east side of the building."
This historic gift shop within Bight Angel Lodge sells everything Grand Canyon, and probably has the best window view of any gift shop in the world.
Local Expert Tip: "Bright Angel Gift Shop is a good final stop for equipment such as water bottles and hiking sticks before venturing into the canyon via nearby Bright Angel Trail."
This historic trading post is 30 minutes from the east entrance of Grand Canyon National Park. In addition... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "You can often watch expert Navajo weavers working in the weaving room. Tips are accepted for photos."
Canyon View Information Plaza was designed to fulfill four functions: provide visitors with their first... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "This makes a good stop to learn about how the park works, as far as public transportation, hikes, tours and other activities."
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