Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation - Tourism Development
North of Mesa is the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, a 950-member Native American tribe which calls Central Arizona's upper Sonoran Desert home. The Fort Mc Dowell Yavapai, the "Abaja - the people" are one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. The Yavapai are among the Yuman-speaking peoples, which also include the Hualapai, Havasupai, Kumeyaay, Pai Pai, Cocopah and other Southwestern tribes. Fort McDowell Yavapais take great pride in their community, and through perseverance and hard work have built a strong, stable community and economy. The nation owns and operates a number of exciting attractions for Mesa visitors to enjoy including the Fort McDowell Casino, Fort McDowell Adventures (a Western-themed outdoor venue where guests can take horseback rides and other desert adventures), the Eagle's View RV Park, the award-winning WeKoPa Golf Club, Fort McDowell Farms. Fort McDowell is the ideal location to enjoy many outdoor recreation tours. With numerous attractions and events occurring daily, visitors will enjoy the stunning, untouched Sonoran Desert scenery that makes up their beautiful lands.