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White Mountain Apache Tribe
The Apache Office of Tourism, is located in General Crook's cabin (built in 1870), Apache Scout items, Cavalry Uniforms and Bugle Calls are some of the many surprises you'll find here. The Apache Cultural Center, located on the 288 acre site at Fort Apache, provides insight into the Culture of the Apache people.
There is plenty of outdoor recreation activities on the reservation; rafting the Salt River Canyon, or camping and hiking in the pristine beauty of the White Mountains. The lakes and streams are home to Apache Trout, a species not found anywhere else. World record Elk Hunting offers an experience of a lifetime with guides sharing their knowledge of the country.
This recreational paradise turns white in the winter when skiing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing become activities of choice. Sunrise Park Resort Arizona's Premier Ski destination, is known for it's summer and winter activities as well as year-round beauty.
Things to Do
Fort Apache Historic Park includes the Apache Cultural Center - Nowike Bagowa (House of OUr Footprints, 27 buildings that date from the 1870s through the 1940s, Fort Apached Cemetrary, the first Commanding Officer's Quarters and housing exhibits onFort Apache, and a self-guided woalking tour.
Hon-Dah Casino has over 800 slot machines as well as live poker and blackjack.
Kinishba Ruins are a National Historic Landmark and one of the largest ancestral Pueblo settlements in Arizona.
The White Mountain Apache Culture Center and Museum - Nowike Bajowa (House of Our Footprints) includes exhibts on Apache arts, culture and history. Local art, books and souvenirs are also available in the gift shop.
Outdoor Recreation areas and information:
White Mountain Apache Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Division
Hon-Dah Ski and Outdoor Sport
Sunrise Park Resort Sports Center
Hawley Lake Recreation Area
Canyon Day Open Show, Canyon Day Junior Rodeo
Location: Canyon Day
Information: (928) 383-4346
Sunrise Dance Ceremony
Date: April - September
Information: (928) 338-4625
Fort Apache Heritage Reunion
Location: Fort Apache
Information: (928) 338-1230
Cedar Creek All Indian Rodeo
Location: Cedar Creek
Information: (928) 338-4346
Hon-Dah Casino Pow Wow
Location: Hon-Dah Casino Grounds
Date: Late August
Information: (928) 369-7586
White Mountains Apache Tribal Fair and Rodeo
Date: September, first weekend
Information: (928) 338-4346
Where to Stay
Hon-Dah Resort-Casino Conference Center is a AAA, Three Diamond resort offering spacious rooms a restaurant, lounge and heated pool. The gift shop is the ideal place to find a large variety of american indian items from jewelry to dreamcatchers and more.
Location and Nearby Communities
White Mountain Apache Tribe is located in the east central region of Arizona, 194 miles northeast of Phoenix.
Contacting the Tribe
PO Box 700
PO Box 507
Fort Apache, AZ 85926
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