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. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and Talking Stick Resort are the hub of most of the activity, providing superior service at every corner and events that will rock your world.
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.
With a full-service resort and casino, and a location in Scottsdale, the options for vacationers are endless. 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 the Talking Stick Entertainment District. There’s so much to do here, you won’t have time to go looking for entertainment in Phoenix. Golfweek has consistently ranked 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. Then there are the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, which 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 wasn’t enough, OdySea in the Desert is home to several family-friendly entertainment options including Butterfly Wonderland, America’s largest butterfly conservatory, which houses thousands of butterflies from around the world. Polar Play Ice Bar, Pangea Land of the Dinosaurs and OdySea Aquarium also call this facility home, as do 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.
The Talking Stick Visitor Center and Hoo-hoogam Ki Museum are a cultural well of information about the tribal lands, the tribes’ histories, and cultural events.
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 Marriott Scottsdale 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 is just steps away from Topgolf and Talking Stick Resort and is connected to all the District’s amenities via a seasonal trolley.
Coming soon to the Community are Great Wolf Lodge, Staybridge Suites and a Residence Inn.
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is located in the Phoenix metro area, just 20 minutes northeast of Phoenix International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Scottsdale.
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9120 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250