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Hopi House, Grand Canyon National Park

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Hopi House is located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, within Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. state of Arizona. Built in 1904 as concessioner facilities at the South Rim were being developed, it is the first of eight projects at the Grand Canyon that were designed by architect Mary Colter, along with Bright Angel Lodge, Hermit's Rest, Lookout Studio, Phantom Ranch, Desert View Watchtower, Colter Hall and Victor Hall, (the latter two being employee dormitories). Hopi House was built by the Fred Harvey Company as a market for Native American crafts, made by artisans on the site. The Hopi, as the historic inhabitants of the area, were chosen as the featured artisans, and the building was designed to closely resemble a traditional Hopi pueblo. Hopi House opened on January 1, 1905, two weeks before the El Tovar Hotel, located just to the west, was opened.DesignMary Colter had worked on a number of projects for the Fred Harvey Company, principally as an architect and interior designer. She was particularly successful in a similar project, the Indian Building at the Fred Harvey Company's Alvarado Hotel (now demolished) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Colter planned Hopi House as a sort of living museum, in which Hopi Indians could live while making and selling traditional crafts. The structure was based on Colter's interpretation of the Hopi dwelling at Oraibi, Arizona. The ethnohistorically-correct structure was at the time of its construction the first introduction for many park visitors to the architecture and life of the native peoples of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. A variety of interior spaces provide museum, sales and demonstration space.
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  • This was such a beautiful building on the inside and outside!! The shop had very beautiful displays of Indian jewelry and pictures, anything that you would like to buy for children and adults!! So muc...  read more »
  • The souvenirs are incredible. We stopped by and looked around for awhile. We couldn't decide there was so many things to choose from. They offer military discount. We walked away with a few bags of so...  read more »
  • Grand Canyon village to visit and see either near the Indian folk dance performances and found an interesting place to visit, and Indian folk dance also was able to see an interesting place for souvenirs
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  • A good representation of stack stone building. What I really love is that this building is over 100 years old and was always designed as a gift shop. Has to be the oldest giftshop I have ever been to.
  • The building itself is very neat, and the gift shop has some beautiful pieces. That said, it is all very expensive, and similar items can be found at other Native American shops nearby
  • Cool and interesting building, must to enter!
  • it worth a visit at this point. We had a great view from the canyon from here.
  • There are a lot of gift shops in the Grand Canyon National Park but if you looking high end shopping in the Hopi House is the place to be. For native american rugs and jewelry few if any places are better than the Hopi House. They have Native and Mexican American dancers on the weekends in front of the Hopi House. The Native American dancers put on a 1 hour show. It's not to be missed.
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