Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Gaming, racecars, golf, shopping, luxury accommodations, the amenities and attractions keep going in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Talking Stick Resort is the hub of most of the activity and provides superior service at every corner.

History & Nature

The community is made up of two distinct tribes: the Pima, or River People, and the Maricopa, or People who live toward the water. Centuries ago, the Pima’s descendants, the Hohokam, farmed the Salt River Valley and created elaborate canal irrigation systems. The Maricopa, however, originally came from the lower Gila and Colorado Rivers. It wasn’t until the 1800s that the two tribes began to combine their forces for protection against other tribes. The Pima are known for their watertight basket weaving, while the Maricopa create red clay pottery.

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Things to Do

With a full-service resort and a location in Phoenix, the options are endless for vacationers. The growing variety of things to do within the community is also positioning the reservation as an emerging cultural and entertainment destination.

The best place to begin is Talking Stick. There’s so much to do, you won’t have time to go looking for entertainment in Phoenix. Golfweek has ranked the Talking Stick Golf Club’s courses several times as the best golf course. And if you still can’t get enough of the green, Topgolf is there to feed your addiction. The golf entertainment mecca let’s you hit balls and get accurate stats on your game as well as enjoy food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Then there’s the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, which hosts spring training baseball games and an impressive range of events and festivals. 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.

If that wasn’t enough, Butterfly Wonderland provides a rainforest experience in the middle of the desert. Explore America’s largest butterfly conservatory, which houses thousands of butterflies from around the world.

The Talking Stick Visitor Center and the Hoo-hoogam Ki Museum are a cultural well of information about the tribal lands, the tribes’ histories, and culture.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Talking Stick Resort is a Four Diamond resort in Scottsdale that puts visitors in the center of the action. Play in the onsite casino, enjoy panoramic views, savor delicious flavors from the Orange Sky Restaurant, and relax all your worries away at the spa.

The Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River offers affordability, convenience, and quality. Experience excellent accommodations and friendly service without breaking the bank. Located in the heart of the city, you’ll never be far from where you want to go.

Location And Nearby Communities

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is located in the Phoenix metro area.

Nearby Communities:
Phoenix
Scottsdale

For More Information

Tribal Government
10005 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
(480) 362-7400

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