The Talking Stick Destination area is located in the northern most corridor of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near the 101 freeway and Indian Bend Rd. Talking Stick proudly offers a wide variety of cultural experiences throughout the year. Varying from food and music to dancing and art shows; we've got something for everyone. View our cultural experience guide[PDF] or visit our calendar page to check for events occurring during your visit.
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community proudly welcomes you to Talking Stick: A Cultural and Entertainment Destination.
Talking Stick features 1.1 million square feet of outdoor retail shopping, hotel accommodations ranging from comfort and a luxurious 4-diamond resort and spa, thrilling casino, 36-holes of championship golf, and a state-of-the-art Major League Baseball spring training facility that hosts year-round events – surrounded by panoramic mountain views.
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The Talking Stick is a contemporary representation of the traditional O'odham (Pima) calendar stick, on which carvers recorded significant events and milestones throughout the year for the tribe. Each carving on the Talking Stick symbolizes something significant for our area. The first carving symbolizes the Onk Akimel O'odham (Salt River People) (Pima) and Xalychidom Piipaash (People that live towards the water) (Maricopa), the two tribes that make up the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The second carving symbolizes an "Ant's House" and records the opening of the Scottsdale Pavilions in the 1980s. The third carving records the opening of Talking Stick Golf Club in 1998. The fourth carving records the first multi-story, mid-rise building in our Community, completed in 2010, which is Talking Stick Resort. And the fifth carving, a rattlesnake and a mountain range, records the decision, in 2009, to build Salt River Fields. At the bottom of the stick vacant space remains for more icons as this exciting destination grows.