Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Think big when visiting the attractions offered by two tribes that have been connected for generations.
Centuries ago, the Hohokam people farmed the Salt River Valley by creating elaborate canal irrigation systems. In the 1880s, descendants of the Hohokam included the Pima and Maricopa tribes, who joined forces to protect their ancestral lands from settlers. Today, most of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s visitor attractions are directly off Highway 101 in the heart of the Greater Phoenix area.
Tucked into a major metropolitan area, this area features many big-city amenities. Talking Stick Resort boasts 1,400 slots, 50 table games, Arizona’s largest poker room and a resort tower with luxury suites overlooking the Camelback and McDowell mountains. And don't forget to visit Casino Arizona and The Showroom featuring live entertainment. Visitors also enjoy 36 holes of championship golf, six restaurants, chic bars, epic pool parties and a full-service luxury spa, making Talking Stick one of the biggest gaming and entertainment complexes in the state. Unlike most tribal casinos where all the action takes place under one roof, Talking Stick has evolved into a major entertainment destination with multiple attractions adding to the vibe of the casino.
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The Talking Stick Entertainment District is anchored by major visitor attractions. Start at OdySea Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Southwest. Take a few swings at Topgolf and race go-karts at Octane Raceway. Also on-site, visit the Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields, the first MLB training facility built on native lands. Other family-favorite activities include Butterfly Wonderland — the largest butterfly conservatory in the country — and the vertical wind tunnels at iFly Indoor Skydiving. Visitors can add animatronic dinosaurs, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, a modern bowling alley and upscale shopping at The Pavilions at Talking Stick to their urban getaway.
Visitors to Talking Stick Resort discover artwork made by members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribal Community. See museum-quality baskets, pottery and jewelry as well as modern artworks in the Cultural Center located in the resort lobby and throughout the property. A few miles south of all the action, Huhugam Ki: Museumpreserves the history and culture of the tribal community in a 1934 Bureau of Indian Affairs day school teachers' dormitory. Also stop by the Discover Salt River Visi tor Center located at The Pavilions to see a collection of tribal artworks and cultural artifacts.
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Discover Salt River
9120 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250