Cameron Trading Post is a Native American themed motel, restaurant and shop located 30 minutes from the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The trading post was established by the Richardson brothers shortly after a suspension bridge was built over the Little Colorado River in 1911. At that time, the only visitors were members of the local Navajo and Hopi tribes who came to barter their wool, blankets, and livestock for dry goods. Since the journey to the trading post took days, the Richardson brothers offered their hospitality by giving visitors food and a place to stay. Due to road improvement and proximity to the Grand Canyon, eventually tourists started coming to Cameron Trading Post as well to learn about the history of the southwest.
Today visitors can stay in the motel and enjoy its southwest theme and views of the river. The restaurant serves local Native American dishes as well as American and Mexican food. In the trading post itself, you'll find Native American artwork. The heart of the trading post has always been Navajo rugs, Hopi pottery, Hopi kachinas and silver and turquoise jewelry, though today you'll find much more. It's a great place to learn about the southwest and Native American culture.