Ava's Silver and Rock Shop

Ava's Silver and Rock Shop, Thermopolis: Address, Phone Number, Ava's Silver and Rock Shop Reviews: 4.5/5

Ava's Silver and Rock Shop
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Ronald M
Kingwood, TX62 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We stopped in with our three kids (12,10,& 9). The owners we incredibly kind and informative. They took plenty of time to explain different rocks, fossils, and their properties. We would definitely recommend stopping in and supporting locally owned business.
Written June 22, 2021
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wildfloweroftheWest
the West195 contributions
Sep 2019
Ava's is a must if you like or love rocks. You learn so much by reading the educational signs posted near all the rocks inside and out. Eddie and Ava are SO knowledgeable and willing to share their expertise. They even encourage folks to bring mystery rocks in for an ID. It's a great place to find affordable dino treasures to send to the grandkids or jewelry made by Ava for yourself or friends.
Written January 19, 2020
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killer-addict
Longmont, CO58 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We love Ava and Eddie. You won't find more knowledgeable rock shop owners, and we have decades of experience visiting rock shops in CO, WY, MT, NM, AZ, etc. This one is the real deal. My father was a geologist, so I really appreciate Ava and Eddie's expertise and love of rocks and stones. Ava truly appreciates the beauty of each piece. It's a joy to buy anything made by her, and a pleasure to visit with the owners. For anyone that likes rock and mineral shows, this is a must visit. Eddie is a real miner and prospector. A rare find these days.
Written June 16, 2020
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cutie312016
44 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
This place is a small little gem. The older couple that runs it are simply amazing. They gave each one of the kids cards with info on the item they chose. Also there is something for even 50 cents so it wont break the bank. So while your in town stop in and enjoy.
Written October 24, 2020
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Pamela B
Denver, Colorado, United States13 contributions
Jun 2020
I'd heard for a few years about Ava's and finally stopped in. Love this place and Ava and Eddie! SO knowledgeable, easy-going, and their outdoor display, well-labeled, is terrific. From now on, I will go way out of my way to visit them!
Written June 29, 2020
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LaVetta S
La Crosse, KS30 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We were very disappointed, they were not open, had no hours of operation nothing. I called the number in the brochure and left 2 messages, never get a call back. They were the main reason that we went through Thermopolis to go home, even though it was the long way back to KS. We were very upset with them. I would not recommend any one going.....
Written August 30, 2016
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MNDoodles
Stillwater, MN631 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
I stopped at Ava's on a Sunday afternoon when downtown Thermopolis stores were closed. I'm so glad I did - it's a fun and fascinating place. The shop is located next to McDonalds on the south end of town. Ava is an amazing person and I really enjoyed talking with her. She has incredible knowledge of local geology and her shop is beautifully laid out with all kinds of local rocks and minerals plus stones from all over the world. She and her husband have a long held passion for geology. In their explorations during the 1980s, they came upon a dinosaur fossil which in 1986 was ultimately named for Ava - "Avaceratops".
I wasn't expecting to buy anything when I first walked in, but the beautiful selection of unique local rocks got the better of me. I walked out with beautiful WY petrified wood, aventurine, spanish point, fossilized algae and for my 9-year old niece, some fantastic dinosaur dung fossils and gastroliths. Ava's sterling jewelry selection looks wonderful too.
If you're visiting Thermopolis, stop in, learn and be amazed at the beautiful rocks and jewelry Ava has available. You'll want to take some home with you.
Written September 27, 2014
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Mark S
Baildon, UK239 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We only found this place because we did the Windy Rover Canyon white water rafting, and Cameron, our guide, is the grandson of the couple who run it, Eddie and Ava. We popped in when we had a few minutes to spare, and it's great! Eddie and Ava were so friendly, happy to chat, and they have a really great collection of polished rocks, semi-precious stones mounted in lovely silver jewellery, and fossils. Prices range from very reasonable to the sky is the limit for some of the rarer fossils.

One thing I should mention is that these guys actually discovered a new species of dinosaur, and got to name it the Avaceratops. How cool is that? So they really know what they are talking about.

We bought a really lovely pendant for our daughter, a fossil trilobite (I've wanted a trilobite ever since I was a dinosaur obsessed small child) and a couple of other bits, all for a very reasonable price.
Written July 11, 2019
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BritchipKid
Denver, CO232 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
We love rock shops. The owners have their own mines and are very friendly. They are super knowledgeable about their jems and rocks. We spent well over an hour in this small one room shop. The selection is very good. They cut their own stones and make their own jewelry. Easy to find.
Written April 4, 2017
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lynalanp
6 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Great shop. Friendly people. My kids loved visiting! Would recommend anyone to stop by and check it out!
Written March 12, 2017
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