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Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Exploration Tour | SOLD OUT JanuaryJan 12 2023 08:00am - 01:30pm12901 N La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, United States


Come, Explore the Yavapai Nation With Us!


We are excited to launch the first of a series of captivating guided, interpreted tours focused on exploring the history and culture of the Yavapai people.


This unique four to five hour experience will include visits to the Yavapai Cultural Center, Cemetery, Wassaja pre-school, the Farm at Fort McDowell, and the Presbyterian Church, followed by lunch at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. Join us!


What Will the Day Look Like?

Participants will meet at the River of Time at 8 a.m. for coffee, pastries, and a briefing on the day’s activities.


You will board the bus and begin the tour with FMYN Cultural Coordinator Clissene Lewis. Clissene will share fascinating stories and insights into the history and enterprises of the Yavapai Nation.


While visiting the Yavapai Cultural Center, you will hear about life on the reservation, and learn more about Yavapai traditions, experiences, and history. A stop at the Wassaja preschool will give you an insight into the outstanding education provided to the Nation’s people from a very young age. The Wassaja School supports infants through five-year-olds.


Information about the church will be provided by one of the Nation’s elders. Following an interpreted drive through the cemetery and the farm, the tour wraps up with a tasty lunch at Ahnala at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.


The bus then returns to the River of Time where visitors are welcome to tour the museum and shop in the Riverbanks Gift Shop. It promises to be an interesting day!


Let's Get to Know our Neighbors!

Unique to Fountain Hills, the River of Time has been exhibiting the culture and heritage of Fountain Hills, the Verdes, and our neighbors at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation since 2003. This is our first opportunity to take River of Time on the road!


We hope you'll join us on this adventure and the many more to come, as the River of Time starts embracing our new 'Exploration Center' tag!



$70 for Members includes coffee, pastries and lunch

$75 for Non-Members includes coffee, pastries and lunch

Limited tickets available. To purchase use the grey Tickets button above.


Transportation provided by Fountain Hills Unified School District

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Jan 12 08:00am
Arrive at River of Time for Breakfast and Briefing
Meet at the museum for a brief tour, coffee and pastries, choose lunch selection, receive nametag and sign release forms.
Jan 12 09:15am
Board the bus
Board the bus to visit Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Jan 12 09:30am
Start Tour
Stops at Yavapai Cultural Center, Fort McDowell Presbyterian Church, the Wassaja preschool, the cemetery, and the farm.
Jan 12 12:00pm
Arrive at Ahnala at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort for lunch.
Jan 12 01:15pm
Return to Fountain Hills

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