Professional surveys suggest that the most popular vacation activity is shopping and in Big Bend unique local merchants have made many interesting shopping opportunities available.

Evans Gallery – James Evans has been photographing the Big Bend for more than 20 years. He has two photographic books; Big Bend Pictures and Crazy from the Heat. Evans Gallery is located 4 doors East of the Gage Hotel on Highway 90,between the bookstore and the bank. Hours are inconsistent. It is best to call first.  Marci or James 432-386-4366

Pitaya Verde is a small boutique specializing in clothing, accessories and jewelry with a free-spirited, tiny-bit western flair. Next to the Gage Hotel on  U.S. Hwy. 90. 303-587-7698

Quilts, Etc. is  located  on 118 just south of the Junction of highways 118 and 170 and features home made quilts in a variety of styles and fabrics.  Quilts, Etc at 432 371-2292

Many Stones Fine jewelry hand crafted by the proprietor, stained glass, precious and semi- precious stones, mineral specimens and nice variety of cacti, bromeliads, and desrt plants. Open most of the time. TX 118, just south of the junction of FM 170 and TX 118. 432-371-2994

Brer’ Rabbit Curios – Is in the Chisos Mining Company office. It is a classic souvenir shop, neat stuff for not much money. They feature a selection of rocks and fossils, along with kitschy memorabilia. No Santa Fe styled art, or pricey cowboy chic. Located in Chisos Mining Company Motel. FM 170, Study Butte. 432-371-2254

Sotol Products – From Sterling silverware wind chimes to tractor seat patio chairs. Lots of unique, fun antiques, collectibles, odd stuff, along with canes and walking sticks made locally from sotol , a native plant of the Chihuahuan Desert. Next to the Study Butte Store, TX 118 south of Rough Run Creek.

Cycle Tek , expert providers for all motorcycle needs 432-371-2560

Big Bend River Tours , FM 170 near the junction of FM 170 and TX 118. 800-545-4240, local 371-3033

Far Flung Outdoor Center, FM 170 near junction of FM 170 and TX 118. 800-839-7238, local 371-2633

Shot Time Liquorz-n-Artz is located on TX 170 just east of Far Flung, a few hundred yards from the junction of  TX 118 and offers a selection of local artwork along with liquor, wine and barware. Open Monday thru Saturday 10am-9pm. 432 371-3155.

Terlingua Trading Company & Book Store – The Trading Company boasts an extraordinary inventory of southwestern U. S. and Mexican influenced gifts and collectibles, including an outstanding book and map section. Open 10:00am – 9:00pm almost always. 432-371-2234

Leapin’ Lizard Studio and Gallery The watercolor studio for owner Bryn Moore, also features fine and folk art, photography and jewelry of many other local artists and craftspeople. Summer Hours Thursday-Monday 3:00-7:00 pm. 432-371-2775

The Chisos Mountains Lodge Gift Shop Located in the Chisos Basin adjacent to the Lodge reception and restaurant, this well equipped gift shop has jewelry, souvenirs, videos, photographic supplies, T-shirts, books, cards, walking sticks and much more. Lots of well made unique Big Bend memorabilia as well as useful travel items. 7:00am – 8:00pm daily. 432-477-2291

Convenience store offers snacks, beer, drinks and other necessities.

Lajitas Resort and Spa offer nice shopping alternatives

Agavita SpaFull service spa offering treatment from Desert Sage Massage, Rio Grande Mud Wrap and Peppermint Foot Soak. Salon for nails and hair. Call for appointment. 432-424-5146

Christina’s World – Eclectic jewelry, imported folk-art, and unique creations by local artisans. On the Boardwalk. 432-424-3250

Red Rock Outfitters Outdoor wear, camping equipment, hiking gear. Tours of all kinds including river rafting and canoeing, horse trips, mountain bicycling, and interpretive tours may be arranged. On the Boardwalk. 432-424-5000