Goulding's Trading Post Museum, at Goulding's Lodge, is the original Monument Valley trading post opened by Harry and Leona (Mike) Goulding in 1924; it served as their home as well as a trading post for many years. Furnished much as it was in the 1920s and 1930s, the museum contains exhibits of Goulding family memorabilia, old photos of the area, Navajo and Ancestral Puebloan artifacts and crafts, and posters and other items from movies that were filmed at the trading post and in Monument Valley. It's open year-round (call the lodge for hours); a $2 donation is requested, which goes toward scholarships for local children. Allow a half-hour. Nearby, a more modern trading post sells souvenirs, books, videos, and top-quality American Indian arts and crafts.
The Earth Spirit Multimedia Show, in Harry and Mike's Theater, next to Goulding's Lodge, is a 20-minute show on the valley's history and geology, utilizing magnificent photos of the area. It's shown several times nightly year-round and costs $2 (free for those who also take a Monument Valley tour with Goulding's).
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