Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation owns and operates an AAA four-diamond award resort, two award-winning golf courses, a world-class casino, western adventure, and so much more. The tribe strives to provide the best entertainment and accommodations, welcoming all visitors to their lands.
History & Nature
Located just 35 miles from Phoenix, along State Route 87, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. The Yavapai have lived and worked in Central Arizona for thousands of years and are one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. The Yavapai are among the Yuman-speaking peoples along with many other Southwestern tribes.
The tribe's lands still breathe a sense of the Old West, as cattle drives and horses wade across the Verde River to greener pastures. Greens and yellows from saguaros, prickly pear, and tall grasses fill the Southwestern landscape and create contrast against the blue sky and clear waters of the Verde River.
Things to Do
With several exceptional experiences to be had, the only question is: where to begin?
Fort McDowell Adventures offers individuals and group experiences in team-building exercises, guided day adventures of horseback riding, American Indian storytellers, and even a BBQ buffet on a spacious 25,000-acre terrain.
The We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale features live bingo, slot machines, no-limit poker tournaments, free live entertainment at Lucky 7 Saloon, 24-hour table-side food service, and the list goes on.
After trying your luck at the tables, practice your swing at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. The renowned club features two award-winning 18-hole golf courses along with a 10,000 square foot desert-themed clubhouse outfitted with a restaurant, golf shop, and lounge areas.
Where to Stay
The AAA Four Diamond Award We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center is more than a place to play, especially for golfers and large groups. The resort offers spacious rooms, scenic views, top-notch service, and is close to many attractions on and off the tribal lands.
Eagle View RV Resort is a home for your home-away-from-home. With loads of on-site amenities, including free wireless Internet, dog park, clubhouse, hookups, and more, this is the perfect spot to park your RV and go explore the greater Phoenix area.
The Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona has luxury accommodations at an affordable price. The resort combines the comforts of home with the convenience of a full-service hotel that’s close to the famous red rocks and healing sands.
Orme Recognition Days – Pow wow, Rodeo, parade, 5K run/walk
Location: Fort McDowell Indian Nation
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Fountain Hills, AZ