631 Shoshoni Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443

(307) 864-3800



Gifts, Rocks, Jewelry

They left South Dakota for the Utah desert in their pursuit of these pretty rocks. In 1992, Eddy was driving home from a fossil scouting trip in Montana when their rock adventures took another turn. From the highway, he spotted a familiar formation and realized he had found dinosaurs – in Thermopolis, Wyoming. He eventually moved his family to the area and helped start the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, finding 53 dinosaurs on the ridge he had first seen from the highway.

Fifty years later, Eddy says that they have been “in school” ever since and are still learning all they can about the rocks they collect, polish and sell.

Today, you can find Ava and Eddy six days a week at the Rock Shop. Ava sells a full line of jewelry and Eddy is constantly busy polishing up the stones. None of their products are available on-line and can only be bought in person so be sure to stop by Thermopolis’ “hidden gem”. Bring along your own rocks for identification and see if you can be the first one to “stump the geologist.”

We already stop here

My wife and I stop at this shop every time we come to Thermopolis. We always find something great. The owners are always fun to talk to, and they are very knowledgeable.

Sean M (Trip Advisor)


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