Visit Geoscape Rock Shop in Paw Paw MI: See Why Kids (and Adults!) Love this Rock Shop

Geoscape rock shop Paw Paw MI

Do You have Rock Hunters In Your Family?

My kids LOVE rocks, and somehow, they make their way into a variety of activities:

  • Went to Ramona Park Beach –> brought home rocks
  • Walked the trails at West Lake Nature Preserve –> brought home rocks
  • Bought new paint supplies –> painted rocks

See a pattern here?

We recently read about geodes (yes, we also have books about rocks), and my son asked to see some in person.

A quick Google search found Geoscape Rock Shop in Paw Paw, and we visited on a recent weekend. Visiting this shop has become one of our favorite family things to do in SWMI.

Plan Your Geoscape Rock Shop Visit

Ready to go rock shopping? Here’s where to find the shop and when it’s open:

Where is Geoscape Rock Shop?

Geoscape Rock Shop is located on Red Arrow Highway, just west of the Paw Paw District Library. The bright blue RJ’s Complete Auto Repair is across the street.

Visitors are welcomed by a dinosaur at the entrance (don’t worry- he’s friendly).

Geoscape Rock Shop
Geoscape Rock Shop is about 25-30 minutes west of Kalamazoo/Portage

This family-owned shop has been in Paw Paw since 2015. They have a second location in Ann Arbor and also offer online shopping.

Geoscape Rock Shop

37111 Red Arrow Hwy Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 290-1361

When Can We Visit?

Geoscape Rock Shop is open seven days per week. Note the reduced hours on Sundays:

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Start Shopping in the Parking Lot

If you’re in the market for BIG rocks, shop outside. These beauties come in many varieties and are sold by the pound.

Geoscape Rock Shop
Geoscape Rock Shop

Looking for something a bit smaller (and lighter)? Head inside. While this shop may not look like a large space, don’t underestimate its impressive inventory indoors.

What You’ll Find Inside the Shop

Venture inside and you’ll find rocks in every corner of the shop, priced per piece.

You’ll also find an AMAZING staff that is friendly and knowledgeable about every inch of the place. My daughter didn’t see any small cats in the soapstone animals; a staff member quickly returned with a box full of them (she took home three).

What’s Inside
• Fossils
• Carved Works of Art
• Jewelry
• Geodes
• Oodles of of Assorted Rocks + Minerals
Soapstone animals are a fun find for kids
Geoscape Rock Shop
There are many tables stocked with rocks throughout the shop
Geoscape Rock Shop
There is jewelry in every color of the rainbow, grouped by color
The geodes are numerous, and even more stunning in person
Geoscape Rock Shop
The inventory is vast; kids will want one of everything

More Rock Activities in Kalamazoo

While we loved our experience at Geoscape Rock Shop, don’t let your geological activities end there. We’ve rounded up more activities for local rock enthusiasts in Southwest Michigan:

1 – Paint Rocks + Share Them with Local Groups

Painting rocks has grown in leaps and bounds in popularity. So much so that Facebook groups are dedicated to painting them, hiding them, and sharing these treasures when discovered.

Not an artist? Don’t worry. Some prefer to be rock hunters, rather than painters. Rocks are tagged with the FB group names to share your discoveries.

Kalamazoo Rocks FB Group
Portage Rocks FB Group

This cute rock was found locally in Portage MI

2 – Visit The Schmaltz Geology Museum + Dinosaur Park on Western’s Campus

Western Michigan University has a FREE geology museum on campus that anyone can visit.

Make sure to head outside and visit some massive prehistoric friends at Dinosaur Park near Rood Hall while there.

Tip: Be mindful of campus parking rules; many spots are by permit only.

Dinosaur Park Western Michigan University
Dinosaur Park Western Michigan University

3 – Join the Kalamazoo Rock Club + Kids Club

The Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society (KGMS) is a long-standing rock club in Kalamazoo, for over 65 years.

KGMS meets the first Tuesday of the month at The Portage Senior Center at 7:00PM, with social time at 6:30 PM. They are always open to new members.

KGMS also has a FREE kids club! The kids meet monthly at 6:30 PM. The kids club is open to children age 5-14; parents do not need to be KGMS members.

4 – Attend the Annual Kalamazoo Rock & Mineral Show

This event takes place annually at the Kalamazoo Expo Center in the spring, typically in early May.

Follow the Kalamazoo Rock Club on Facebook to learn more.

5 – Visit Another Local Rock Shop

Head east to Galesburg and you’ll find Rockhound Rock Shop.

Rockhound Rock Shop
33 W Battle Creek Street
Galesburg, MI 49053
(269) 665-4300


Where is Geoscape Rock Shop?

In Southwest Michigan, in Paw Paw (about 25 minutes west of Kalamazoo). The shop’s address is 37111 Red Arrow Hwy Paw Paw, MI 49079.

When is Geoscape Rock Shop open?

The shop is open seven days per week, Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Do they have online shopping?

Yes! You can shop some of their merchandise online.

Where can I find geodes to crack open?

There’s a bucket in the parking lot with geodes. They are $5.00 each.

Have you Visited Geoscape Rock Shop?

Leave us a comment about your experience!