Indian Country Attractions
Top Tourist Attractions in Indian Country
Indian Country in Arizona takes in the towns of Holbrook and Winslow as well as the Hopi and Navajo Indian Reservations.
The largest Indian reservation in the USA, the area is home to lovely land formations which can be seen in the Tribal Park and National Monuments.
Located in the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park reveals petrified plants, and fossils of various fish, amphibian and reptiles.
The town of Holbrook (pop. 4,686) was founded in 1881 and remains a ranching center. This frontier town was founded when the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad reached this point and the town was named for the chief engineer Henry R. Holbrook.
Navajo County Museum
Joseph City, Arizona
Joseph City was a farming community established by Mormons in 1876. The town was named for the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Nearby the Historic Courthouse Center in Holbrook is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Rock Art Canyon Ranch
Rock Art Canyon Ranch is a working cattle ranch near Joseph City. It is also home to well-preserved Anasazi petroglyphs with over 3,000 images on display. There is an observation deck or visitors can drive to the rim of the canyon and hike to the bottom.
The town of Winslow (pop. 8,190) was founded in 1882 as a railroad terminal, and named after the president of the St Louis and San Francisco Railroad. It is located 58mi/93km east of Flagstaff.
Brigham City is a Mormon settlement on the edge of Winslow, founded in 1877 by 20 families. It was abandoned shortly after due to irrigation difficulties. Brigham City is being restored with parts of remaining buildings available to visit and the story of the settlement presented.
Old Trail Museum
The Old Trail Museum in Winslow has exhibits on local culture and natural history. The museum is housed in the First National Bank Building which as built in 1921. The original mosaic tile floor, marble counter tops and steel vault are still on display.
Homolovi Ruins State Park
Homolovi Ruins State Park near Winslow has four pueblos dating from around the 13th or 14th centuries. The site was occupied by the Hopi Indians from A.D. 1200 and 1425. Picnicking, hiking trails and camping are available to visitors.
McHood Park is on the banks of the Clear Creek Reservoir near Winslow, with camping and picnicking facilities. Clear Creek was once an important water source for Winslow.
Little Painted Desert County Park
Little Painted Desert County Park is located northeast of Winslow, with hiking trails and views of the desert.