Tucson, Arizona

Topawa

This small town within the Tohono O’Odham nation west of Tucson holds a cultural center that seeks to instill pride in local American Indian traditions through exhibits, education, and outreach.

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Learn about the long, fascinating history of the Tohono O’odham people in Topawa. This small community, close to the U.S.-Mexico border holds the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum, also called Himdag Ki: Hekĭhu, Hemu, Im B I-Ha'ap.

The museum’s goal is to instill pride in local American Indian traditions. It’s a permanent tribal institution that protects and preserves O’odham culture by working with tribal elders. Educational programs and public outreach help to promote understanding and respect for tribal traditions.

Topawa is located a few miles off State Route 86 near Sells, between two natural gems: Organ Pipe National Monument and Coronado National Forest, which both offer outdoor exploration in the pristine Arizona desert.

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For Visitor information

Tohono O’odham Nation | PO Box 837 | Sells, AZ | (520) 383-2028 | www.tonation-nsn.gov

County It all started How High? Head Count
Pima Unknown 2,500ft 299