Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation tours

Jan 12th 2023

  • Hours8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Time8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum & Exploration Center along with Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation are featuring tours of the nation beginning in January 2023. These tours have been offered in the past.

Tickets for the Yavapai tours are $70 for River of Time Museum members and $75 for non-members. Register online at, stop by the center, 12901 N. LaMontana Drive, or call 480-837-2612.

Participants will meet at the River of Time at 8 a.m. for coffee, pastries and a briefing on the day’s activities. They will board the bus and begin the tour with FMYN Cultural Coordinator Clissene Lewis.She will share stories and insights into the history and enterprises of the nation. Other residents from the nation also will participate in the tour.

Visitors will hear about life on the reservation and learn about traditions, experiences and history while visiting the Cultural Center. A stop at the preschool lets visitors view the outstanding education provided to the Nation’s people from birth. The Wassaja School supports infants through five-year-olds.

Following an interpreted drive through the cemetery and the farm, the tour wraps up with a tasty lunch at Ahnala at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. The bus then returns to the River of Time where visitors are welcome to tour the museum and shop in the Riverbanks Gift Shop.
  • Location River of Time Museum & Exploration Center and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
  • 12901 N. LaMontana Drive
  • Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268