We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Souvenirs from Arizona

Michigan
Level Contributor
56 posts
17 reviews
Save Topic
Souvenirs from Arizona

Hello everyone,

We will be visiting Arizona in the middle of April. Flying in Phoenix and staying in Tucson, Sedona and Page. I usually like to bring some souvenirs to remember our trips and also for my friends. I would like to get something special, not made in China but don't want to break the bank either. Can you advise what to look for and where? I read here about jewelry made by local artists in Sedona area. Where should I look for their stands. We are planning on stopping by Cameron Trading post. Anywhere else?

Thank you

Marina, California
Destination Expert
for Tucson
Level Contributor
5,674 posts
99 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Souvenirs from Arizona

There are a couple of roadside stands in Northern Arizona where Native Americans (typically Navajos) sell jewelry and other crafts. One is at the top of Oak Creek Canyon on 89A as you're leaving Sedona for Flagstaff. Another is on US 89 right where it's currently closed from the landslide. I would imagine that they would have just moved, so maybe someone else can provide insight.

Edit: I meant to mention the stands around the Chaco Canyon rim. Though that's going to be out of your way.

In Tucson, if you walk down 4th Avenue, you'll find a number of shops selling souvenirs. Ranging from the tacky Chinese-made cowboy stuff, to Indian-made Navajo rug knock-offs, to Mexican and Chicano items, to genuine art. There are at least five stores. You're just missing the 4th Avenue Street Fair, which is occurring in about a month. However, you may be there for Downtown Second Saturdays, which always features a few local artists with tables set up. http://www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com/

Tucson's a great place to buy jewelry because the gem show and general gem access gives jewelry makers access to cheaper and better quality materials.

Have a good time!

Edited: 24 February 2014, 20:38
Marina, California
Destination Expert
for Tucson
Level Contributor
5,674 posts
99 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Souvenirs from Arizona

Ugh... And by "Chaco Canyon", I meant Canyon de Chelly.

Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
3,758 posts
20 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Souvenirs from Arizona

Leaving Sedona, going up through Oak Creek Canyon, there are several roadside tables with Navajo jewelry next to the Dairy Queen.

Also in Tucson, Old Town Artisans has a lot of "local" crafts.

Uden, The...
Level Contributor
60,942 posts
42 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Souvenirs from Arizona

Hopi Reservation in Second Mesa has a good museum and they sell good art. Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff is another great place for that at its excellent visitor center. Maybe also try Big Lake Trading post in Page.

tucson, az
Level Contributor
3,791 posts
12 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Souvenirs from Arizona

For Tucson you could try the Ted de Grazia gallery for reproductions of his paintings or look for Tohono O'odham baskets. I've seen those at the Desert Museum and the Southwest Parks Association Bookstore in Oro Valley.

vcv
Tennessee
Level Contributor
1,591 posts
157 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Souvenirs from Arizona

I think the museum Tet mentions is the one at the Hopi Culture Center. A short distance on the same side of the road east of the Culture Center is an outstanding shop--I don't recall the name but it's the first store east of the Culture Center. They have a wide selection of all kinds of arts and crafts at good prices. There are many small shops in the villages on the Hopi mesas, and many of these shops accept MasterCard and Visa. The quality varies widely, but some of the work is excellent and very reasonably priced.

Uden, The...
Level Contributor
60,942 posts
42 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Souvenirs from Arizona

Yes, that's the one...

8. Re: Souvenirs from Arizona

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 28 February 2015, 06:24