THE BEST OF SHOPPORTUNITIES
The depot is a “one-stop shop” for railroad souvenirs and Arizona art, making it a popular destination for anyone who enjoys trains and the Old West. And since both Grand Canyon and the Grand Canyon Railway attract visitors of all ages, the store’s inventory appeals to all of them. Books range from train-themed primers rich with illustrations to well-researched histories of railroads, Grand Canyon, Native Americans, and the Old West (illustrations optional).
For parents, this is must-stop shopping since most children are, by nature, fascinated by trains. From a hollow wooden-block train whistle (less than $5) to picture books, the store is stocked with affordable gifts.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, skilled shoppers with an eye for elegance can find hand-crafted Navajo necklaces in many price ranges and styles. Here in the land of the Navajo, Native American items are well represented with a selection of artifacts, jewelry, and stunningly beautiful art pottery that can enhance any collection.
Considering Route 66 is only a few blocks away, memorabilia from the Mother Road are popular. Even more so are Grand Canyon souvenirs and mementoes, which create the centerpiece of the shop. On shelves, in racks, and in cabinets you’ll find a treasury of T-shirts and mugs featuring photos of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Without question Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most picturesque places, which makes photographs a very popular item. From post cards, posters, and framed prints to limited-edition signed images by renowned photographers, the range of views is just a taste of what you’ll see when you reach the canyon.
And if you’ve just disembarked after arriving via the Grand Canyon Railway, those very same items will remind you just how extraordinarily beautiful the journey was.
For more information on the Grand Canyon Railway, visit thetrain.com or call 800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724).
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