A Bit About Us
Nellie Bly first opened its doors in 1988 on Main Street in Jerome, AZ.
Ever since buying an $18 kaleidoscope at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1969, we’ve been fascinated with the interesting optics and artistry of the kaleidoscope. Every scope is a unique treat for the senses, offering gajillions of beautiful optical patterns that change with the flick of your wrist or turn of your fingers. We can't keep our hands off them...and neither can our customers!
We're proud of the fact that we feature more than 90 talented kaleidoscope artists from around the world, and we want to share them with you!
Our products are handcrafted by each artist,
Make amazing and unforgettable gifts,
And are all handled with care by our small business!
Explore Some Staff Favorites
Nellie Bly has Expanded
And you know what that means! Click below to explore the goodies on the new side of the store; Around The World with Nellie Bly! Our sister store started out as a Steampunk imaginarium, but is now an emporium for unique and wonderful gifts and homegoods.