Talking Stick Destination features a dynamic new center for culture, recreation, shopping, dining, and entertainment, conveniently located within the northern corridor of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community at Pima-101 Freeway and Talking Stick Way. Talking Stick Destination is just fifteen minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and ten minutes from Scottsdale Municipal Airport.
Talking Stick includes attractions: Talking Stick Resort, Talking Stick Golf Club, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the Pavilions at Talking Stick shopping center, Octane Raceway, Topgolf, OdySea Aquarium, Dolphinaris, Polar Play, and Butterfly Wonderland. The Destination is surrounded by the McDowell Mountains, Camelback Mountain, Red Mountain and Four Peaks and every attraction offers unobstructed, panoramic views of the Sonoran desert landscape so, whether visiting during the daytime, watching the sunset or marveling at the night skies, visitors experience a destination unlike any other in the state.
Visitors stay and play at the four-star Talking Stick Resort with its fine restaurants, luxurious spa, and an exciting casino. Orange Sky, located on the 15th floor, offers exquisite dining and extraordinary views. Golfers tee off at two award-winning 18-hole championship golf courses at Talking Stick Golf Club. The Golf Club is open to the public, features Vision54 training and also boasts a pro-shop and restaurant. Fans of all ages cheer for major league baseball during spring training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. During the year, Salt River Fields also hosts concerts, sporting events and festivals.
Everyone enjoys Pavilions at Talking Stick, an open-air center for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The 1.1 million square foot center includes more than 60 retailers, family-friendly restaurants, and cinematic treat- Roadhouse Cinemas. Business and leisure travelers appreciate the convenience and hospitality of the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River and families love the free breakfast at the Hampton Inn/Riverwalk. All this and more is found within Talking Stick Destination.
The name ‘Talking Stick’ has cultural significance for the Salt River Indian Community since Pima (Akimel O’odham) and Maricopa (Xalychidom Piipaash) carvers historically recorded events and milestones on calendar sticks, which are also commonly called talking sticks. Just as each icon tells an important story about the Community, the properties within the Talking Stick Destination tell a little about the Community, the state and tourism in Arizona.
The Salt River Community is comprised of two tribes, the Pima and the Maricopa whose tribal land encompasses 52,600 acres adjacent to Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe and Fountain Hills. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is recognized among Indian tribes for its leadership and innovation, and it welcomes visitors to enjoy its newest cultural and entertainment destination- Talking Stick.