Tohono O'odham Nation
Visit the Tohono O'odham Nation, featuring outdoor recreation and casinos, and learn about their culture in the lands they call home near Tucson in southern Arizona.
Visit the Tohono O'odham Nation to see a rich culture alive and well, flowing through the communities west of Tucson.
History & Nature
With about 28,000 members, and a land base approximately the size of the state of Connecticut—spanning just south of Casa Grande in central Arizona to the border of Mexico—the Tohono O'odham Nation is the second-largest American Indian tribe in the state.
Things to Do
Learn more about the Tohono O'odham Nation, also known as the "People of the Desert," through exhibits and educational programs at the Tohono O'odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum.
Sometimes there's no better way to learn about a culture than getting right into it. For those looking to get in on the celebrations, consider visiting during any of their annual celebrations and events (listed below).
For some out-of-this-world adventure, head up the Quinlin Mountains to Kitt Peak National Observatory. The observatory is the world’s largest and offers tours daily. If you'd rather enjoy the excitement of a casino, check out Desert Diamond Casino at any one of its four locations: Tucson, Sahuarita, Phoenix's West Valley and Why.
Where to Stay
Stay and play at the Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel, located minutes from the Tucson International Airport. Camping, RV, and many hotel and resort options are also available in nearby Tucson.
Annual Rodeo & Fair
Date: First weekend in February
Wa:k Pow Wow
Location: San Xavier Mission
Date: Second weekend in March
San Xavier Mission Indian Market
Location: Mission Plaza
Date: Thanksgiving weekend
For More Information
PO Box 837