Best known for their deer dances and cultural paintings, the Pascua Yaqui tribe is descended from the Uto-Aztecan people who occupied a large area of the Southwest and Mexico. Today the tribe has eight communities in southern Arizona spanning across richly vegetated and scenic desert lands.
The Yaqui culture and spirituality is an important element within the community. Their deer dances symbolize the connection between the Yaqui people and nature and are an example of the community’s spirituality. Throughout the years, the Tribe has successfully preserved its culture through oral tradition while also being able to politically integrate into American society.
You won’t run out of things to do on the reservation. Try your luck at slots, bingo, or video roulettes at Casino Del Sol Resort, which is open all day. After you’re done, take in an outdoor concert across the street at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater, where you’ll see the best musicians while enjoying the gorgeous Arizona weather.
Get your golf on at the Troon-managed Sewailo Golf Club. The desert-style course designed by PGA circuit golfer Notah Begay III will challenge your skills.
When in Tucson, visit the Old Pascua Museum and Yaqui Cultural Center in the Old Pascua community or the Yoemem Tekia Cultural Center and Museum to learn more about Yoeme culture and history.
If you’re more interested in exploring the Sonoran Desert, the nearby Santa Catalina, Tucson, and Rincon Mountains are popular hiking destinations, or the Mount Lemmon ski area and the Saguaro National Monument is only a few miles north of Tucson. Other favorite places include the San Xavier del Bac Mission, Old Tucson Studios and Kitt Peak Observatory.
For elegant rooms, a luxurious spa, delicious restaurants, and your favorite slot machines, you can’t go wrong with the Casino Del Sol Resort, Arizona's only Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star casino resort. And you’ll find a variety of other lodging options in nearby Tucson ranging from budget-friendly hotels to premier resorts with stunning views of the Sonoran Desert.
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