Ak-Chin Indian Community

Experience the Ak-Chin Indian Community's native culture in this large farming community 50 miles south of Phoenix, Arizona.

Discover an American Indian farming community powered by seasonal washes.

History & Nature

Better known as the "Place Where the Wash Loses Itself in the Sand or Ground," the Ak-Chin Indian Community hosts rich agriculture and uses a unique farming system. The Community’s water is derived from washes created by winter snow and summer rain, which helped establish Ak-Chin as one of the largest farming communities in the United States.

Things to Do

Composed of both Tohono O'odham and Pima people, the Community shares their heritage through the Ak-Chin Him-Dak Eco-Museum. Artifacts of the Community's past are preserved and shared in this one-of-a-kind site. Two of the Ak-Chin's largest events, the Him-Dak Celebration, and Native American Recognition Day are both held at the museum.

Open 24 hours a day, the Ak-Chin Indian Community also houses the Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino, which features extensive slot machines, bingo, poker, keno, and live dealer blackjack.

Where to Stay

The Ak-Chin Indian Community lies about 50 miles south of Phoenix, and can be accessed by State Route 238 and State Route 347, which runs through the land and connecting Interstates 8 and 10. Stay in Phoenix or opt for Harrah's Ak-Chin that, in addition to its casino, has courtyard gardens, a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, and private balconies.

Annual Events

Him-Dak Museum Celebration
Location:
Him-Dak Museum
Date:
April

July 4th Picnic & Fireworks
Location:
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino
Date:
July 4th

Native American Recognition Day
Location:
Him-Dak Museum
Date:
September

For More Information

Tribal Government
42507 W Peters and Nall Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85238
Phone: (520) 568-1000

Visit Tribal Website

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