Park Store

Native American Pottery, clothes and gifts
The Park Store has fun, creative, and useful items for you to chose from!

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The Park Store is operated by Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit partner association of the National Park Service (NPS). The Gila Visitor Center store is one of the seventy-one stores (plus an online store) it operates at NPS sites throughout the western United States. We strive to offer a fine selection of unique items that suit your needs.

The Park Store offers clothing, Native American ceramics, jewelry, gifts, books and many more items to enhance visitor's experience and appreciation of the Gila Cliff Dwellings and the Gila Wilderness. Whether you're a hiker who needs a map, a birder who needs a hat with a Montezuma Quail on it, a history buff who wants to learn more about the Mimbres Culture or the Apache peoples, or a parent who needs a snack for hungry kids, you will find a wide selection of unique items to chose from.

 
Park Store items for children

Children will be fascinated by wildlife puppets, games, pop-up books, binoculars, and many other fun activities and treats to help them learn about and appreciate their national heritage and public lands.

 
Native American pottery and other Park Store gifts

Handmade Native American pottery from local Pueblos such as Acoma, Zuni, and Hopi share common history with lovely and accurate Mimbres Mogollon (reproduction) ceramics.

Find casual and sporting clothing to suit your style, Mimbres design and modern Native American jewelry, and creative activity items for people of all ages. Feeling hungry? Try Gila Cliff Dwellings Gummy Bears, Native American bison jerky, Prickly Pear chocolate bars, and other tempting snacks.

Movies and books cover human history ranging from the ancient Mogollon and Apache, to the Mountain Men, and Aldo Leopold-- the man responsible for the designation of the Gila as the first protected wilderness in the nation. You will also find titles on a wide variety of natural history topics to help you learn about Gila landscapes and wildlife.

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary-- you've found the right store!

 

Your Support Makes a Difference:

Proceeds from sales and membership support education, outreach and research initiatives that enhance public understanding and appreciation of national parks. Also remember, as a nonprofit in New Mexico, we charge no sales tax. You save and contribute to WNPA and the parks we serve at the same time!

Please consider a WNPA membership!

Benefits include discounts on your purchases, here, and in Park Stores across the whole National Park System. New and renewing members also receive a special Gila 'Thank You ' Gift Package.

Ask us for details. And remember, an Association membership makes an ideal complement to your National Parks Pass.

Last updated: January 15, 2017

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Mailing Address:

HC 68 Box 100
Silver City , NM 88061

Phone:

(575) 536-9461

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