What is Talking Stick Entertainment District?
Work hard and play harder at Talking Stick Entertainment District! It’s a thriving part of Scottsdale’s meteoric growth. Resorts, casinos, baseball, golf, dining, shopping and attractions galore await your visit. And, maybe you’ll work here too!
Bordering Scottsdale, it’s home to the Pima and Maricopa Indigenous tribes of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Community Indian Community — SRPMIC. As Central Scottsdale bursts at the seams, SRPMIC extends our city. Visitors and residents get to join its people, culture and agriculture for business and pleasure pursuits.
A Talking Stick is a ‘calendar’ stick the tribes used to record major community events. See if you can spot it in the middle baseball photo below!
Businesses include McKesson and our very own Scottsdale Community College lives here too.
These tribes’ ancestors were the Hohokam (Huhugam) — an advanced society who created canals and an agricultural system. Some of their land is still farmed.
Talking Stick Resort, Casino and Golf Club
Talking Stick Resort’s neon mirage beckons visitors to Casino Arizona. And, lights the way to Salt River’s Talking Stick Entertainment District.
Golf at Talking Stick
Golf options at Talking Stick? Talking Stick Golf Club and Topgolf! Talking Stick’s two Golf Club courses are named for the two tribes, the Piipash — Maricopa and the O’odham — Pima.
Baseball at the Stick
Get ready to play ball at our Field of Dreams — Salt River Fields! ‘Two Teams, Two Tribes, One Home.’ The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies draw a big crowd for Spring Training. Here’s everything you need to know about Baseball in Scottsdale!
Talking Stick puts the ‘E’ in Entertainment.
Do you, your fam, friends, and co-workers seek energetic entertainment? And, have big appetites? Here’s your happy place — prepare for liftoff!
Salt River’s Talking Stick Entertainment District houses Great Wolf Lodge Water Park and Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Theater. There’s a super-size, 24-hour White Castle fast food joint and RodeHouse Cinemas dine-in movie theater.
The Arizona Boardwalk offers OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, and a whole wallet full of other attractions. You can spend a whole day here. Arrive early and wear comfy shoes — you might be parking in the ‘north 40.’
Bored? Kick it up a Notch!
For you thrill seekers, there’s iFLY Skydiving Center and Octane Racing for High Speed Kart Racing.
And, there’s Velocity VR virtual reality arena, full arcade and mini-bowling, plus MAVRIX Gaming Video Arcade.
For those who prefer the sport of shopping, may I suggest the Pavilions Shopping Center and Native Art Market?
Talking Stick has everyone’s brand of fun, so you can divide and conquer. It’s small enough so you can circle back to meet and eat. And, to crash in your hotel room at day’s end.
There are many lodging options at the Stick. I’ll leave the googling to you.
USS Arizona Memorial Gardens
When you need to relax from the frenzy, visit the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River. Pause and reflect. A piece of the USS Arizona is enshrined here. And, it’s lovingly dedicated to those who gave their lives at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. Dawn is nice too. It’s quiet and reverent.
There’s an endless stream of new arrivals in this bustling circus of fun. Hit up Discover Salt River so you don’t miss anything. Tell me when I miss something good and I’ll look for you there!
Scottsdale Lifestyle Blogger
I’m a 5th generation native Arizona gal who loves showing and telling what makes Scottsdale an amazing place to visit and make home! I hope you enjoy our city through my lens, making your own discoveries and memories here!