Arizona September 02, 2019
Cameron Trading Post Is One Of The Oldest And Most Historic General Stores In Arizona
Arizona is full of general stores that continue to stand the test of time, but this one has been around longer than most. Located just half an hour from the Grand Canyon, Cameron Trading Post takes visitors on an enthralling journey through the most integral aspects of our state’s history. Shop for authentic Native American goods, eat traditional dishes, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Dating back over 100 years, the Cameron Trading Post was established so Navajo and Hopi peoples could barter their wool, blankets, and livestock.
Because of its close proximity to the Grand Canyon, the post soon became widely popular among other tourists as well.
Upon stepping inside, you'll immediately take note of the juxtaposition between traditional Native style and modern luxuries.
From obligatory tourist souvenirs to unique, handcrafted items from a variety of tribes, it's easy to spend hours marveling at the wall-to-wall inventory.
Ever wanted your very own tomahawk? A large selection (rubber, of course) turns anyone into a fierce warrior.
Watch in awe as authentic Navajo rugs are woven right here in the shop.
You'll also find wicker baskets, beads, Pueblo pottery, Hopi Kachina dolls, and so many more Native American treasures.
Doubling as a restaurant, the trading post serves a mixture of American, Mexican, and local cuisine for all three meals.
This is a "Navajo Taco," which features ground beef, cheese, beans, green chiles, lettuce, and tomato atop a piece of authentic fry bread. It's by far the most popular menu item!
We'd be remiss not to mention the awe-inspiring view that greets tourists as they exit the trading post. It's a picture-perfect scene: the Cameron Suspension Bridge standing tall and proud as it stretches across the Little Colorado River.
Address: 466 US-89, Cameron, AZ 86020
Hours are 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.
Visit the store’s
website or Facebook page to learn more.
Have you ever been to Cameron Trading Post? If so, what was your favorite part of the visit? Let us know all about the experience, and check out our previous article for more old-fashioned general stores:
These 10 Charming General Stores In Arizona Will Make You Feel Nostalgic.