Top 5: Native American Experiences (Fall-Winter 2012)
The Top 5 Native American Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:
2301 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Experience myriad cultures and the art of American Indians in 10 world-class exhibit galleries, plus enjoy sculpture courtyards, superb dining and shopping for your own uniquely Southwestern gifts and art.
Hubbell Trading Post
1 mile west of Hwy. 191,
Ganado, AZ 86505
Feel the old wooden floor give slightly and squeak beneath your feet as you enter the oldest, continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Nation. As your eyes adjust to the dim lighting of the “bullpen,” you might catch the trader negotiating a deal with a Native American artist for their art.
Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise
W. Highway 264 & SR-12,
Window Rock, AZ 86515
The only enterprise of the Navajo Nation that specializes in handmade Navajo jewelry, such as bracelets, rings, belts necklaces and more, Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise also offers woven rugs and represents many artisans on and off the Navajo Reservation.
Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise
6677 W. Thunderbird Rd., #J176,
Glendale, AZ 85306
Come visit the largest Indian Reservation in the United States. The Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise owns and operates three properties in the heart of Indian Country — Quality Inn Navajo Nation, Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital and the Navajo Travel Center.
The Yavapai Experience
14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.,
Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Learn all about the Yavapai, the tribe’s culture, history and heritage, on this two-hour cultural heritage experience from the people of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The professional guide will facilitate your tour with possible opportunities to interact with Yavapai tribal members as well.