Q: Where are you located?
A: Check our contact page here on the website for a zoom-able Google map. It’s easy to zoom in and out and then print a quick copy for your travels. Our address 404 S Broad St. Globe, AZ. We’re about 85 miles east of Phoenix.
Q: How do we find the Pickle Barrel Trading Post once we get to Globe?
A: Find Broad Street in Historic Downtown Globe. Go South on Broad St. to 404 S Broad St. Look for the huge, old warehouse next to the railroad.
Q: How long has the Pickle Barrel Trading Post been in business?
A: Former owners opened ‘Pickle Barrel Art & Antiques’ in 1994. In 2003 we (Jim and Kelly Moss) purchased the building. We changed the name to emphasize the considerable Trading Post / Native American business that we engaged in. Our grand opening took place in September 2003.
Q: What are your hours and days of operation?
A: The Pickle Barrel Trading Post is open 7 days a week. On Monday through Saturday, our hours are 10:00 am to 5:45 pm. On Sunday we’re open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 362 days a year you can venture to Globe and TRUST the Pickle Barrel Trading Post WILL BE OPEN. Even we need a few small breaks but our store is only closed 3 days a year__ for Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving Day. Otherwise, come visit us, we’ll be here!
Q: Do you have adequate parking? What if I'm towing a boat or RV?
A: We have our own private parking that accommodates 15 to 17 vehicles. If you’re towing, there is a vacant lot next door by Los Roberto’s Mexican Cafe (a really good taco shop!) Our traffic flow is one way, so make sure you enter at the south end of our building and exit to the north.
Q: What credit cards do you accept?
A: We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express along with debit cards.
Q: Do you ship outside the US?
A: Yes, we will ship anywhere in or out of the US. We utilize the US Postal Service, UPS, and Federal Express. Many of our items are just too large to conveniently ship and would require crating. We rarely ship that type of merchandise, and if so, there will be fees charged in addition to shipping costs.
Q: Our dogs travel with us. Is there a place to exercise them?
A: We operate a ‘dog-friendly’ shop. Our building is so big and spacious inside; friendly dogs are welcome while on a leash. Also, there is an area adjacent to the shop, along the railroad tracks, and a fenced dog park about a mile away. Bring Fido and hit the road.
Q: Is there a public restroom?
A: Yes! In fact, our restroom oddly enough receives rave reviews from customers commenting on its cleanliness. Not a traditional claim to fame, but one we’ll happily take ownership of. We can’t stand an offensive loo!
Q: Do you offer a ‘Lay-a-Way’ payment plan?
A: Yes we do. Just inquire at the sales counter and we’ll be happy to discuss a payment plan that works for you. Typically we require a minimum down, then a payment calendar is set allowing the customer a reasonable amount of time to complete the transaction. Plans are not available on sale items.
Q: How much of your merchandise is made in the USA?
A: A good portion. We try very hard to support local artisans and American manufacturers.
Q: Is the Pickle Barrel Trading Post primarily an antique shop?
A: No. However, approximately 25% of our merchandise could be classified as antique, collectible or vintage. The remaining 75% of our merchandise is Native American Jewelry, Art and Craft, Southwest gifts, Western gifts and home furnishing.
Q: Do you buy antiques, collectibles, etc. from individuals?
A: Yes indeed! If you have interesting items for sale, please give us a call. We can arrange a time to view what you have and discuss a fair price for items that fit our shop.
Q: Can you special order certain name brand items that may not be stocked?
A: Definitely. For example, we carry Pendleton products, Minnetonka Moccasins, Montana Silversmith, El Paso Saddle Blanket, and Sunbody Hats. If you want a particular size or style you can special order any style that is available to us. We require a down payment on special orders. Also, there may be additional shipping costs from the producer if we’re ordering a single item just for you.
Q: Where do you buy your Native American Jewelry?
A: Approximately 25% of our Native American Jewelry comes directly from the artisan / silversmith to us. We purchase the rest from very reputable dealers / traders that have been in this business a long, long time. Authenticity is guaranteed! We, like our dealers, stake our reputation on it. We are extremely careful about truth in labeling. Sterling Silver and authentic stones only! Most of our Native American Jewelry is Navajo, however, we also have a good selection of Zuni, Hopi, Apache, and Santo Domingo jewelry.
Q: Are most of your Indian Jewelry made with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise?
A: We have one of the best collections you’ll find for Sleeping Beauty Turquoise set in sterling silver. It’s world-renowned and of local origin. However, many turquoise mines in the Southwest, including Kingman, Mojave, Dry Creek, and Hachita, also provide beautiful stones for Native American Silversmiths. You’ll find a wide variety of turquoise and gemstones featured in the jewelry we sell.
Q: What types of Native American art and crafts do you sell?
A: Southwest Native American Tribes are well represented in our gallery section. The Pickle Barrel is located in Apache country, so we display a lot of Apache art. We have the best selection of Apache burden baskets in Arizona. We also sell a great variety of Apache beadwork, framed original paintings, and Apache wood carvings. We display the finest carvings of Apache Crown Dancers that can be found. Apache-made bow and arrows, leather medicine pouches, and stone sculptures are all part of our extensive selection.
We have several Navajo rugs and a huge selection of Navajo Pottery and kachinas. Our shop is well stocked with Hopi Kachina dolls and Zuni fetishes. We carry numerous types of Native American made gifts such as dream catchers, medicine wheels, drums, tomahawks, bow & arrows, and sand paintings.
We frequently hear from travelers that have been on the road from Montana to Mexico that we carry the most interesting and best selection of Native American art and crafts of ANY shop they visited throughout their entire Rocky Mountain journey!
Q: How big is you Rocks & Minerals Shop?
A: Our Rocks & Minerals Room is a popular spot for visitors. Currently, we carry a nice variety of mineral specimens. The locally-mined Peridot comes in all shapes and sizes. Also, local specimens of copper ore, chrysocolla, azurite, fire agate, and malachite are also available. We carry petrified wood, Apache tears (obsidian), polished agates, hermatite, amethyst, and geodes.
Q: What do you mean yard art?
A: Check out some of our photo sections on the web-site. Outside along the entire 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse, you will find metal sculptures of all size and type. Metal baskets, animals, flowers, trellis, arbors, stars, benches, signage, mining memorabilia, and lots & lots of other cool stuff.
Q: Where can we go to eat? Any good restaurants in the area?
A: Globe–Miami is known for its superb Mexican food. There are at least 10 great Mexican cafes to choose from. The locals have their favorites, including El Ranchito, La Casita, and The Burger House, to name a few. Also, there are fine hometown cafes serving salads, homemade cobbler, and old-fashioned ice cream. Nerd Burger offers malts and shakes along with their juicy burgers, and De Marcos serves Italian dishes and pizza. Los Robertos taco shop is right next to us, and everything they have is tasty. Come visit with an appetite, and you won’t leave hungry….
Q: Are there any good shops to visit in Globe?
A: You can easily spend a couple days exploring the shops and other attractions around town. If you like antique shops, there are several we can recommend. Plus, you can visit the Historic Center for the Arts building.
Q: What else is there to do once we get to Globe?
A: You might consider a visit to Besh-Ba-Gowah prehistoric ruins, Roosevelt Lake, Tonto Cliff Dwellings, Pinal Mountain Recreation area, or San Carlos Lake, to name a few. This is great mountain-biking country and the hiking and camping opportunities can’t be beaten. We boast one of the best year-round climates you can find, although there are several weeks in the summer that can be fairly hot. If you enjoy anything outdoors, this a great place for it. Historic Downtown offers shops and even a few places to wet you whistle when you rest. Don’t forget about the Apache Gold Casino and 18-hole golf course just a short 10-minute drive to the east.
Q: Are there any Bed & Breakfasts in town?
A: Yes, there are several B&B’s in the area. Noftsger Hill Inn is one that’s highly reviewed and unique in its setting. There are some other fine places as well. Give us a call and we can recommend some accommodations.