Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Casino gaming, kart racing, golf galore, an aquarium, shopping, luxury accommodations, and so much more. Amenities and attractions are abundant in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, a sovereign tribe located in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
History & Nature
The Community is made up of two distinct tribes: the O'odham (Pima), or River People, and the Piipaash (Maricopa), or "People Who Live Toward the Water." Centuries ago, the Pima's ancestors, the Hohokam, farmed the Salt River Valley and created elaborate canal irrigation systems. The Maricopa originally came from the lower Gila and Colorado Rivers. In the 1800s, the two tribes began to combine their forces for protection against settlers and other tribes.
The Pima are known for their watertight basket weaving, while the Maricopa are most commonly celebrated for their red clay pottery.
Things to Do
With a full-service resort and casino, and a location in Scottsdale, the options for vacationers are endless. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and Talking Stick Resort are the hub of most of the activity within this emerging cultural and entertainment destination.
The best place to begin is the Talking Stick Entertainment District. Golfweek consistently ranks Talking Stick Golf Club's courses as two of the best golf courses in the country. And if you still can't get enough of the green, Topgolf is there to feed your addiction. This golf entertainment mecca lets you hit balls and get accurate stats on your game as well as enjoy food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Salt River Fields at Talking Stick hosts spring training baseball games and an impressive range of events and festivals year-round. Of course, you can't forget about The Pavilions at Talking Stick shopping center that has everything from apparel stores and electronic shops to restaurants and America's longest consistently running car show, which takes center stage at the center every Saturday evening.
If that's still not enough, OdySea in the Desert is home to several family-friendly entertainment options including Butterfly Wonderland, America's largest butterfly conservatory, Polar Play Ice Bar, Pangea Land of the Dinosaurs, and over 15 different stores and restaurants.
The Salt River Indian Community is also home to Casino Arizona and Phoenix Rising pro soccer, both of which are located on the Community's southern corridor near the 101/202 freeway interchange.
Where to Stay
Talking Stick Resort is a Four Diamond resort that puts visitors in the center of the action. Play in the casino, enjoy panoramic views of the tribes 19,000-acre preserve, savor delicious flavors from the Orange Sky Restaurant, and relax all your worries away at the spa.
The Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town offers affordability, convenience, and quality. Experience excellent accommodations and friendly service without breaking the bank. Located just off the 101 freeway, you’ll never be far from where you want to go.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Riverwalk, just steps away from Topgolf and Talking Stick Resort, is connected to all the District's amenities via a seasonal trolley.
One of the latest additions to the area, Great Wolf Lodge offers an indoor water park just for guests, mini-golf, an arcade and eight dining options.
For More Information
Discover Salt River
9120 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250