Valley Of Fire Vacation Shopping

By JENNI TOBIASSON

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PHOTO BY JENNI TOBIASSON / Le Progrès

It’s the season for gifts. And one place to handle last minute shopping for local-only Christmas gifts is the Valley of Fire Gift Shop. Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, an anniversary, or just a thank you gift, there’s bound to be an item there to appeal to even the most difficult recipients.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on the tourism industry, the number of visitors to Valley of Fire has recently climbed to nearly 1,000,000 annual visitors over the past two years! Many visitors have said that while they are shocked that the Valley of Fire is not a national park, they are happy that the place is still largely pristine and untouched.

Of course, this is no surprise to the locals. Most of the locals have visited the park at least once. But many don’t realize all the park gift shop has to offer.

Many types of gift list recipients can be confidently verified while shopping. The store carries a variety of jewelry, including adorable wooden earrings and bracelets compatible with essential oils to help prevent many common ailments. Las Vegas Lavender Oil is a big seller, with lavender being grown and harvested in Vegas.

Handmade Navajo pottery and jewelry are available for sale in the gift shop. There are also many interesting and educational books on the park and its surroundings. There are books that tell the story of the native inhabitants of the area, books that teach about the geology of the park. And information on the flora and fauna of the region.

The gift shop also has many items that will surprise and delight children on Christmas Day. Adorable soft toys unique to the desert are waiting to be loved. There are also plenty of entertaining kids’ books, camping games, and gear to get you started!

Better yet, shopping at the park gift shop is a way to support Valley of Fire facilities and events.
“All the money spent here stays in Nevada state parks and helps us keep going, even through tough times like these,” said Trish Vann, director of the gift shop.

Vann also mentioned another fun attraction in the park that is not for sale in the gift shop. “I would also be very happy to show anyone interested in observing rattlesnake eggs,” she said. “They are so much fun to see! “

The Valley of Fire Gift Shop is located inside the park visitor center, near the Mouse’s Tank Road exit. The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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