This general store has gas, drinks, and food items that campers often forget or run out off such as bread and sandwiches, to t-shirts, books, maps, toiletries, caps, walking sticks, water and yeah, ice cream!
The Nuggett Gift Shop at Stovepipe Wells Village is located next to the registration desk. Native American jewelry, weavings, baskets and kachina dolls. Pottery, copper crafts, geology, natural history and cookbooks, tasty salsas, tee shirts, caps and hats. Hats are good for winter and summer.
Open seasonally May – October.
Groceries, clothes, jewels and Native Art...
Take care when buying food. We bought pre-packed bread cause there was no other choice. There was no expiring date on it and we risked it...but it was inedible.
The Visitor Center Museums each contain shops. The Furnace Creek Ranch and the Stovepipe Wells Village also have small general stores. These are good places to purchase such things as Death Valley themed shirts, hats, postcards, books, maps, jewelry, gifts, and souvenirs. The general stores also have a few food supplies, but if you are camping come well supplied, as these are very limited. We purchased interesting books about Death Valley Scotty, Black Widow Spiders, a mammal identification book, and postcards. I also purchased an excellent wide brimmed hat, and my husband purchased a Death Valley cap. These were purchased in various stores within the park.
What to buy: If you visited Scotty's Castle and would like to find out more about Scotty, there is a short, but interesting book produced by the Death Valley Natural History Association that you can purchase in the book sections. The book, Death Valley Scotty by Mabel is actually written by Bessie Johnson. Ok, so why the Mabel? Well that is what Scotty called Bessie. Scotty said that she reminded him of a girl named Mabel who use to ride a horse in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. Scotty had the habit of calling many of his lady acquaintances by names other than their own, thus Bessie, wife of Albert Johnson who built Scotty,s Castle became Mabel.
What to pay: I paid $20 for the hat that I purchased at the general store in the Stovepipe Wells area.
With in the visitor center is the ranger station, museum, theater and a wonderful little gift shop geared for kids and educational toys. Nathan couldn't put anything down in here. Both my sons liked listening to this soothing music display board.
What to buy: I bought Nate a puzzle with desert animals on it and a bunch of really neat postcards. Holler at me and I will send you one!
Standard gift shop in a National Park... pick up your maps, books, post cards, and other cool stuff.
What to buy: Of course, you can buy a collector's pin commemorating the 10th anniversary of the park. The first time I went to Death Valley (prior to 1994), it was a National Monument rather than a National Park. Other than funding, is there a distinction? I'd be curious to know.
What to pay: Average for national park gift shops.