Unique fine gifts and shopping
At The Oasis at Death Valley, we offer a range of shops featuring everything from fine gifts to basic groceries and souvenirs. Specialty shops such as the Golf Pro Shop and the Borax Museum are found at the Ranch at Death Valley and make for excellent souvenir shopping.
Ranch General Store
Here you will find something to appeal to every Death Valley traveler. From fresh produce, groceries beer and fine wine, snacks and cold beverages, souvenirs to remember your trip and Native American art, this store has it all.
The Borax Museum will be closed until further notice. Outdoor exhibits are available to the public.
Golf Pro Shop
Great golf gifts and apparel from the world’s lowest golf course (214 feet below sea level). A “must stop” for the avid golfer and casual player alike.
Fred Harvey Trading Company
Since 1876, Fred Harvey, a prominent purveyor of hospitality services and products throughout the southwest, lives on in the spirit of our stores in our nation’s historic parks and famous resorts. For a unique selection of memories and gifts visit our Gift Shops in Death Valley at The Oasis at Death Valley.
Who was Fred Harvey?
Arriving from England in 1850 at the age of 15, Frederick Henry Harvey worked as a dishwasher before creating the very first chain of hotels in the United States.
By 1887, the Santa Fe Railway was struggling through the difficult Colorado and New Mexico terrain to compete with the more mature Union Pacific and Northern Pacific routes and emerged from the depression of 1893 as a major line.
The travelers of that era moved through Chicago on a slow journey westward on hard board seats in overcrowded crude coaches. At a time when most railroad food was poor and even inedible, Fred Harvey provided appetizing meals in comfortable dining quarters. He opened his first railroad restaurant in Topeka, Kansas in 1876.
Fred Harvey’s restaurant business coincided with the dramatic changes taking place in a growing America. The new railroad sliced through the primeval grazing grounds and hunting routes of the Plains Indians.
Fred Harvey’s rest houses became gathering places for visitors searching for mementos of Indian land and the Native residents of some of the West’s most striking cultural and geographic terrain.
Perhaps more than any single organization, the Fred Harvey system introduced the New America to Americans.
The History Lives On…