Cultural Tourism

Welcome to the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation

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Learn, discover, experience and explore the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. From the Indian Canyons to Tahquitz Canyon to our Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, there are many ways you can visit the Agua Caliente Reservation and learn about the history, culture and modern times of the Agua Caliente people.

Visit the Indian Canyons to explore our more than 60 miles of hiking trails. Here, you can learn about the life of Agua Caliente people of long ago. See the rock mortar where Agua Caliente women would grind food and medicine. Experience our ancient trails and walk in the footsteps of our ancestors. Walk under the palm trees in Palm Canyon, the world's largest nature preserve of the Washingtonia filifera palm trees. These spectacular palms trees are also known as California Fan Palm or Desert Fan Palms. Palm Canyon features more than 2,000 of these palms, the only native palm tree to the California desert.

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Plan a day-trip to Tahquitz Canyon and enjoy a round-trip hike to our Tahquitz Falls, a 60-foot spectacular waterfall. Learn about the Legend of Tahquitz as told by our elders captured on video and played throughout the day in our theater room at the Tahquitz Visitor Center. Then, take your own 2-mile journey into the canyon to see ancient rock art, rock mortars and more.

Enjoy the beauty of downtown Palm Springs through our eyes at the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, featuring our world-class Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Walk the Oasis Trail and take in the beauty of our ancestral canyons as replicated here in the middle of town. Relax in our ancient healing waters of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring at The Spa at Sèc-he, our state-of-the-art spa.

Whether you are visiting for a day or a week, there's plenty to do and see on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. We invite you to enhance your intercultural understanding of the Agua Caliente people and learn about our culture, traditions and way of life.

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Have questions about planning your trip? Feel free to contact us.

Kate Anderson
Director of Public Relations