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Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Fountain Hills and encompasses 52,600 acres, with 19,000 held as a natural preserve. With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the Community is composed of two Native American tribes: the Pima, “Akimel O’Odham” (River People) and the Maricopa, “Xalychidom Piipaash” (People who live toward the water). The Community proudly owns and operates several successful enterprises including Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Materials Group, Talking Stick Golf Club, Saddleback Communications, Salt River Devco, Casino Arizona at Salt River, the Salt River Landfill and an expanding operation called the Talking Stick Entertainment District which can be found between Shea Blvd to the north and the 202 highway to the south. 

The Talking Stick Entertainment District

The Talking Stick Entertainment District is Arizona’s premier place to play. With 1.1 million square feet of retail bliss, a luxurious 4-diamond resort and spa, thrilling casino, 36-holes of championship golf, a state-of-the-art Major League Baseball spring training facility, America’s largest butterfly conservancy, and unparalleled year-round entertainment, the Talking Stick Entertainment District has a little something for everyone — family’s and young or old alike. 

Located off the 101 freeway and Talking Stick Way on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Talking Stick Destination is home to a growing number of retail shopping, restaurants, venues, attractions and hotels. You have the Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, The Pavilions at Talking Stick (great shopping/dining), Octane Raceway, I-FLY Phoenix, OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, Dolphinaris, Polar Play Ice Bar, Pangea Land of the dinosaurs, Topgolf, the Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River, Hampton Inn & Suites Riverwalk.

Over the coming year two more great attractions will be opening in the District. The Great Wolf Lodge Arizona is North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts will open a 350-room hotel and indoor water park, and The Medieval Times that will offer a 1,000 seat arena offering a rambunctious dinner-theater show with jousting knights and sword fights, where people sit around and dine on a four-course meal of chicken, corn, pastries, garlic bread and soup, while rooting for their assigned knight in shining armor. This will be the Medieval Times 10th location in North America. Both new venues plan a mid-2019 opening. 

The Valleys extensive highway system makes getting to Talking Stick’s Entertainment District easily accessible Valley-Wide. Most anyone, regardless of your location, can get to the District in 10 to 30 minutes or less. For more information and events go online to: www.talkingstickarizona.com.

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