While in Sedona Arizona my friend and I had stopped at the Oak Creek Visitor Center. We were looking for hiking stick medallions for the area, but they didn’t have any at the center. The employee told us to check out the store Joe Wilcox Indian Den in town as they were the only store in the area that she had ever seen them at.
We headed into town, just 4 miles down the road, and eventually found the store. Turns out it’s the biggest souvenir shop in Sedona and has just about everything from hiking stick medallions to souvenirs to desert candy to Native American crafts. The store offers an amazing selection of Indian jewelry, from Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni artists. Including many of the Arts and Crafts such as Navajo sand paintings, horse hair pottery, and alabaster carvings and other Indian artifacts. There was so much stuff that it was almost overwhelming.
We took some time exploring the store, trying to decide if we wanted anything, browsing the small souvenirs such as magnets, keychains, and small sculptures. We soon noticed the beautiful Native American Arts and Crafts and I thought about purchasing one. Unfortunately it cost a little too much for me and I couldn’t quite figure out how to send it to family and friends without it breaking, since most of my family lives on the East Coast.
My friend purchased some candy and we left the store. If you are ever in Sedona and need some souvenirs for family and friends this is the place to stop. Or maybe you went to Sedona and forgot to get some souvenirs for your family, you can visit their shop online and make purchases without ever leaving your home. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone.
While at Joshua Tree National Park I wanted to check out the main store I had heard about and saw online. I believe this shop is the best and possibly only place to stop for souvenirs, Coyote Corner Joshua Tree National Park Store. This unique gift shop has everything from camping and hiking gear to desert candy to all types of Joshua Tree National Park logo apparel. They also have firewood for purchase, offer showering facilities, and give out information about the park. If they don’t know the answer I’m sure they would direct you to the visitor’s center across the street.
I pulled up to the store located off route 62 near the west entrance to the park pretty early in the day and parked right out front. The front steps and porch were covered in merchandise. I walked inside and it was packed, not with people but with more items to purchase. Without much room to move I looked around the small store a bit finding an interesting article on a love story in the area.
As I continued to explore the store I stumbled upon some childrens’ science toys and found a dinosaur egg that you excavate to reach the bones hidden within. It was so cool that I couldn’t resist and bought one. I found some candy such as coyote and tortoise poop and rattlesnake eggs, at least I hope it was candy, and then I found the sweatshirts with the Joshua Tree logo on them. I was only interested in the blue and purple one so I asked the cashier if they had my size in the back. They did, so I made my purchases and left the store noting that it would be a great one to come back to next time I was in the area.
If you need any souvenirs while you’re at the park this is the place to stop. You’ll find special gifts for people of all ages, young and old. No need to go anywhere else.