This Store in Paw Paw ROCKS: See Why Kids (and Adults!) Love Geoscape Rock Shop

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
  • Planted flowers this spring –> added rocks to the flower beds
  • Bought new paint supplies –> painted rocks

See a pattern here?

I should also add that these “treasures” have made their way inside multiple rooms in our house.

I’m not sure how these outdoor objects have seemingly transformed into indoor décor, but there is no going back now.

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 Geoscapes Rock Shop in Paw Paw, and we visited on a recent weekend.

Plan Your Rock Shop Visit

Where is Geoscape Rock Shop?

Geoscape Rock Shop

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

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).

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

When Can We Visit?

Geoscape Rock Shop is open seasonally, seven days per week. Note the reduced hours on Sundays, and closures* during winter:

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

*open early-March through New Years Eve

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
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 three dollars each (larger ones are priced per piece)
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
Geoscape Rock Shop
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:

#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

#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.

Our Visit to Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park Western Michigan University

#3
Attend the Annual Kalamazoo Rock & Mineral Show

This event takes place annually at the Kalamazoo Expo Center in the spring. In 2022, the show ran from April 29, 2022, to May 1, 2022.

Follow the Kalamazoo Rock Club on Facebook to learn more.

#4
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



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