I like rocks. A lot. Lucky for me, Utah is a place with a healthy abundance of rock shops, my favorite of all was the Zion Prospector in Springdale. They have great selection of all kinds of rocks and geodes and some really gorgeous jewelry. The stones even have little info sheets that come with them, which is great if you are giving them as gifts. We chatted with the owner forever, he had some interesting stories.
What to buy: oooh, what NOT to buy!? I bought a Turquoise pendant, some petrified wood, Utah wonderstone, some Tiffany stone....If I didn't want to go over the weight limit on my luggage I might have gotten more....
Visit the Zion Canyon’s Visitor Bureau Web site for a list of galleries, gift shops, bookstores, markets and rock shops.
If you enjoy photography be sure to check out the Fatali Gallery, Photography of the Southwest, his work is outstanding. The gallery is open daily 4:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Other times are by appointment only. The phone number of the gallery is (435) 772-2422. To view his amazing work on line, visit his web site Fatali.com
If you plan to spend more than a few days in the Springdale/Zion area you may find that you need to do some shopping for supplies. Springdale is a small community of about 300 people, so the grocery stores and other places for supplies are small. St. George has a population of 28,500 and is an easy drive from Springdale. Here you can find most items that you may need.
Asia to Zion is a unique shop that carries everything from imported items such as Asian Buddhas, to Zion National Park souvenirs. Open seven days a week this is a good place to purchase a gift for someone back home, or something special for yourself.
What to buy: I purchased a wonderful incense burner, two packages of incense, and a small shoulder purse-----just for me.
The Worthington Gallery features a variety of artists, including wind sculptures, metal sculptures, paintings, pottery, and other items. If you visit their online store, you can view a number of the artists who are displayed in the shop, and see some of their work. As is all artwork in galleries, the items are expensive, but there are a number of good quality items in the shop that are just nice to view. I especially love the outdoors wind sculptures.