Spring into something new in the Salt River Indian Community, Arizona

Above: Bam Kazam is a human-sized arcade from the creator of Escape the Room. Sponsored Content | 3 Jan |

There’s always fun in store at the Talking Stick Entertainment District within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC).  Tourists travel from all over to get a taste of the amazing weather here in Arizona and we’re celebrating with new dining options, entertainment venues, spring training and fun festivals.

The Talking Stick Entertainment District, located just 20 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and conveniently located along the Pima-101 Freeway, 15 minutes from downtown Tempe and 10 minutes from downtown Scottsdale, is the place to stay, play, dine and shop with more options than ever.


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GREAT NEW EATS:

Tash at Talking Stick Resort – Mediterranean inspired menu to engage the senses and patio views overlooking Camelback Mountain

Cinnaholic Bakery – original, gourmet cinnamon roll bakery, offering 20 unique frosting flavors

Playa Bowls – serving healthy, delicious acai, pitaya, coconut bowls and delicious smoothies

Angry Crab Shack – a flavor experience so good it remains indescribable

TIMELY TREATS:

Street Eats Food Truck Festival returns February 5th and 6th, featuring over 40 food trucks with a huge variety of tasty options.

PLACES TO PLAY:

• Limited-time Abraham Lincoln exhibit at The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not closes on President’s Day

Bam Kazam– human-sized arcade from the creator of Escape the Room

• Catch a spring training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, a fan favorite stadium to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies

One of 22 Native American tribes in Arizona, the Salt River Indian Community is rich in history and culture. The Community is represented by two distinct Native American tribes; the Akimel O’odham (River People), known as the Pima and the Xalychidom Piipaash (People Who Live Toward the Water) known as the Maricopa.  The two tribes share the same cultural values but maintain their unique traditions. Today, more than 11,000 individuals are enrolled Salt River tribal members.

The Salt River Indian Community shares a Scottsdale address and is bordered by Tempe, Mesa and the town of Fountain Hills. The Community owns and operates several successful enterprises including hospitality enterprises: Talking Stick Resort, Talking Stick Golf Club and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

With nationally known venues and one-of-a-kind attractions, Salt River’s Talking Stick Entertainment District is Arizona’s playground.  You’ll discover over 15 entertainment venues within a few mile stretch including Medieval Times Arizona, OdySea Aquarium, Imagine 3D Mini Golf, Mavrix Entertainment Center, Octane Raceway, Topgolf and iFly.  Since February 2020, an Arizona must-see is the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River which honors the brave individuals that served aboard the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.

The Rock-n-Roll car show at The Pavilions at Talking Stick is a great space to enjoy the outdoors with muscle cars and motorcycles each weekend or you can stop by the seasonal pop-up Native Art Market. Combine all this with 330 days of sunshine, and some of the best places to see Arizona sunsets and outstanding mountain views, and you’ll quickly see why the Salt River Indian Community is Arizona’s place to play!

We hope to see you soon in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community!

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