Welcome to the Ak-Chin Indian Community
As Chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, I would like to welcome you to our community and invite you and your family to visit us!
Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” The Ak-Chin Indian Community has an enrollment of more than 1,100 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. We were formally organized in 1961, under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.
First and foremost, we are a farming community; Ak-Chin Farms was established in 1963 and currently harvests more than 15,000 acres, making us one of the largest farming communities in the United States. Cotton is the principal crop while barley, potatoes, alfalfa and corn are also grown. We are home to the Ak-Chin Him Dak Eco-Museum, the first of its kind in the country. The Him-Dak Eco-Museum is a place where objects of our past, our culture and traditions are conserved and shared.
Our local deli, Vekol Market, serves as a gas station and café that offers a variety of options made fresh daily, a wide selection of groceries, a dining area and a patio with outside seating.
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, located along Highway 238, provides a welcoming ambiance with breathtaking views. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes is perfect for the golf enthusiast but also offers delicious meals at the Arroyo Grille that everyone can enjoy.
Ak-Chin Circle, entertainment for the entire family!
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino offers over 500 rooms and is newly renovated with all expansion additions completed in the Spring of 2019. Renovations included a hotel tower, conference/banquet space, expanding the gaming floor and adding restaurants. A bridge between Harrah’s Ak-Chin and the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center opened in 2018 connecting the two properties. The Multi-tainment Center offers “one stop, non-stop entertainment” featuring theaters, bowling, dining, sports lounge, live entertainment, laser tag and arcade gaming as well as private event facilities.
On behalf of the Ak-Chin Tribal Council, we welcome you to Maricopa and we hope to see you soon.
Ak-Chin Indian Community