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Grand Canyon Shopping Guide – where and what to shop and buy

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In addition to its status as one of the most majestic natural sights anywhere in the world, the ancient Grand Canyon and its almost alien-like surrounding areas aren’t half bad for a quick vacation splurge. Once you’ve had your fill of the sublime scenery – if that’s at all possible – and want to pick up a special keepsake, there’ll be much to choose from.
Desert View



Perched on a prime spot along the South Rim, overlooking the Colorado River, Desert View offers a shopping experience like no other. Once you’ve taken in the dreamlike scenery of the canyon, snacked on something delicious, and explored the surrounding area, an original keepsake to take away and treasure will be the cherry on the cake. The tower, which was famously designed to replicate the rugged style of the ancient Pueblo peoples, is home to a gift shop stacked full of beautiful Native American items, quirky jewelry, and other quality knick knacks.





Little more than a 1-hour drive from Grand Canyon Village and known to many as part of the Gateway to the Canyon, Williams is a small friendly community popular with tourists. As such, the center has a well-established reputation for shopping, with a busy quarter on Route 66 ideal for a productive day out. No matter what you’re in the market for, whether it’s the latest styles, historic collectibles, handmade footwear, or custom leather goods, you won’t be disappointed. You can find cozy boutiques selling women’s clothing, gorgeous quilts, accessories, and home furnishings, plus a few delectable local wines and beers to sample while you’re there.


Cameron Trading Post



For a uniquely authentic shopping experience on your way to the Grand Canyon, Cameron Trading Post – approximately 40 minutes’ drive from the Desert View Watchtower – might just prove an unforgettable stop. In operation since the early years of the 20th century, the spot has long been a vibrant hub of local commerce. These days you can browse through a wealth of traditional wares, from Navajo rugs to Hopi pottery, not to mention the sandpaintings, hand-crafted baskets, and other items tied in with Native American culture. It’s worth noting that some of the stock is expensive and aimed at collectors, but that’s not to say you won’t find a bargain.