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“Nice little stop on the way out of the Grand Canyon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cameron Trading Post

Cameron Trading Post
US Highway 89, Cameron, AZ 86020
928-679-2231
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Cameron
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Jamestown, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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“Nice little stop on the way out of the Grand Canyon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stopped here after seeing a billboard on the way out of the Grand Canyon. It had the typical Indian trading post kitsch, BUT it was worth the stop for 3 things: to see the indian weaver lady do her thing, the fry bread (our first encounter with it) and the hand picked pinons that you could buy in the little market in the back. The bathrooms were very clean as well. The people who worked there were nice.

Visited March 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“check out the weavers den at the back of the store”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stopped to check it out - expecting to see "stuff" ... strolled to the back of the store and an award winning weaver was busy at work. She stopped and told a story of her weaving award and invited to look around. We spotted a t-shirt that had a thunder design on it. When we picked it up, she informed us that it was her design.Very cool. We ate at the restuarant - fry bread and addtional weavings in the dining area. Recommend a stop to see the rugs and grab a bite to eat.

Visited February 2013
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Redding, California
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“Huge, with Something for Everyone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The trading post was quite large and had something for everyone. If you can't find a memento of your trip here, you won't find one anywhere.

Visited March 2013
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Verona, Ky
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“Great Food, good service and a fair price !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

You pretty much have to be driving either to or from the north or south rim(s) of the Grand Canyon on Arizona 89A to fing this hidden gem. Since it's not really close to anything besides the turnoff to get to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, it's a well kept secret. This sprawling outpost is extremely well maintained. The large store area offers authenic local native american jewelery, blankets, sculptures etc. all made from the local talented artisans, as well as trinkets for the kids to play with and be satisfied.

One of the specialties of their large restaurant is their "Navajo Taco" that is made with (daily) handmade indian fry bread. Heaped with ground beef, beans, tomatoes, lettuce and green chili peppers and cheese it judiciously comes in two sizes, the larger of the two being reserved for your heavy hitters of hunger. There are many other offerings in the menu that I had the pleasure of trying that were excellent, the Navajo beef stew being another show stopper.

This place is admittedly off of the normal travelers beaten path but worth every mile you drive to get there. If you're in Flagstaff and decide to drive up to the south rim of the Grand Canyon make sure that you make the Arizona 89A route choice of getting there. Cameron Trading Post is about 1000' north of the Rt 54 turnoff that takes you to the Canyon. You won't be sorry you did.

Visited November 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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“Pretty Pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stopped here because I need to see everything along the way wherever I go. Plus we hadn't eaten in some time. The food was nothing to write home about, and a little on the high side. I refused to pay for the coffee so I went with water. The waiter was a nice guy and quick with a smile. So we really enjoyed him. The gift shop is the typical Indian Retail store. Very high priced. I was happy because we had stopped already and purchased some really nice pottery pieces and jewelry from local tribal people along the way at the roadside stands. They were really nice. I got here and the prices were about 3x higher. But the rent is higher too. If you have your own car visit the roadside stands. The people who work them are really nice and don't put a lot of pressure on you. They are intelligent, articulate, and truly enjoyable to do business with.

Visited December 2012
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