On your way to and from Rocky Point, take time to stop and stretch your legs at Sue’s Trading Post and Flower Shop on Highway 85. Sue has been operating from the same location for 27 years. Designed, decorated, and maintained by owner Sue Wright, this unique and one-of-a-kind shop has something to offer everyone including toys for the family pet. While taking a break on your next trip through Ajo, stop in to say “Hi,” and be greeted by Faye our friendly service dog who gladly shows you where the best buys are. There’s plenty of parking, especially for the bigger rigs. You can pick up a free map of Ajo or Rocky Point.
Sue’s Trading Post represents local artists from Ajo and as far away as Tonopah, AZ to the north and Sells, AZ on the reservation to the southeast.
Be sure to see the southern wall mural which was designed by a local Phoenix artist just for Sue’s. It is one of the first Murals of Ajo highlighting the animal and car designs of Karen Fry.
Get your ‘Ajo ‘ T-shirts, baseball hats, shot glasses, coffee mugs, magnets, Cactus Pete’s antenna toppers, plaques, tiles, and more to prove you’ve been to Ajo. Many items have been decorated with ‘AJO’ by various local artists. Forgot to pick up your Mexican souvenir? No Problem, Sue’s Trading Post will be the place to find that special gift like copper and silver bracelets, earrings and necklaces at very competitive prices. If you are thinking about that ironwood sculpture, stop at the Trading Post. I’ll bet Sue has it at a good price. For the nostalgia buff, old-fashioned tin signs and posters take you back to the past. Sue’s Trading Post also has a great selection of collectible swords, knives and key chains.
The Tohono O’odham and Navajo artist communities are well represented. The Trading Post showcases their intricate baskets, silver jewelry, pottery, Kachina dolls, dreamcatchers, and many more native crafts by talented native artists at great prices. Come see the wide selection of horsehair pottery and earrings designed by the Tohono O’odham artists. You’ll be amazed at the collectible woven baskets and the basket miniatures on display.
Specialized greeting cards and paintings by local artist Jacque Andes, Diane Carnright, Wendee and Rene Coulter are also featured in the gallery section of the Trading Post. Sue offers fine art in various media by established artists, like Deana Freshwater’s painted gourds. If you are looking for unique jewelry the extensive collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry by local artists can be found there.
You will want to explore the Ajo area and will need information. Sue’s Trading Post offers free maps of the surrounding areas and topo maps of the region. Bike, off-road destinations and city street maps are available. Get your original Ajo cartoon maps designed by Hop David and Joe Pacheco showcasing Ajo’s past. For your hike you may need a hat or bandana to keep out the sun and there are plenty of styles to choose from.
Sue’s fresh flower arrangements are unique and affordable. You can pick from a fresh assortment of flowers and beautifully potted house plants. She offers delivery in the Ajo/Why area or you can call ahead for faster service and she’ll have it ready for you to pick up. The flower shop also offers live cactus plants and cactus seed for growing your own.
Want to try making those crepe paper flowers, Sue’s is the place to pick up the supplies to do it. Sue also offers a wide selection of silk flowers for crafts and for wreaths. Her ready-made wreaths come in many colors and make a great Southwest hostess gift.
The gift shop has a little bit of everything like dream catchers, religious merchandise, rosaries, necklaces, piñatas, and unique copper trees and sculptures by Freeman Fry. Lizard key chains by Muffet Rowe, pewter jewelry designed by “Troy of Scottsdale”, wind chimes by Joyce Chaney and Amanda Dishman, shell art dishes by Wendee Coulter, tin can creations and customized Ajo embroidered baby hats by Randi Hill add to the collection. Be sure to check out the chainsaw-carved bears and trees.
Sue’s Trading Post carries rocks and crystals from the surrounding desert, worry stones that help to take away your stress, and postcards of the local area. There’s a nice selection of regional favorites like cactus jelly and honey from the Sonoran Desert. Get your loved one a scorpion lollipop, or if you’re not into the exotic try the prickly pear or cactus suckers and candy or taste the rock candy. Out of rattle snake eggs…we have them!
On the 2nd Saturday mornings of the month you will find local artists selling their wares at Sue’s Trading Post.
If you are needing more information on Ajo and Why and are curious as to what the current housing market is within the area, then Realtors John Wyatt or Sue Wright of Ajo Advantage Realty can also help you with that. Established by them 8 years ago, the office is located at Sue’s Trading Post.
Sue’s Trading Post has proudly served Ajo and the tourist trade for twenty-seven years in the same location, 933 N 2nd Ave, Ajo, Az.
Store hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM-5:30 PM.
Telephone: (520) 387-7980.
After hours, call to make an appointment
All major credit cards accepted