Tuba City Travel Guide

  • Every Friday's INDIAN MARKET
    Every Friday's INDIAN MARKET
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  • The locals eat GOOD FOOD here!
    The locals eat GOOD FOOD here!
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  • Great Seal of the Navajo Nation
    Great Seal of the Navajo Nation
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Tuba City Things to Do

  • Museum: Livestock

    Navajo are close to the earth and have a special connection with their animals. Rodeo competitions are very popular, too.

  • Museum: The Number Four

    The number four is a sacred number to the Navajo and occurs throughout their philosophy. There are the four cardinal directions, four sacred mountains, four sacred colors, the four seasons and the first four clans. In the main room of the museum, in the appropriate places, are markers showing the four cardinal directions with the colors, mountains,...

  • Museum: Great Seal of the Navajo Nation

    Prominant in the main room is the Great Seal of the Navajo Nation along with an explanation of the symbology involved. The seal was officially adopted by the Tribal Council on 18 January 1852 and was designed by John Claw, Jr. of Many Farms, AZ. The seal has a rainbow representing Navajo sovereignty with an opening on top representing the eastern...

  • Museum: Male Hogan

    There are two types of hogans; male and female. Depicted here is a male hogan. Most ceremonies take place in the male hogans.

  • Museum: Hogan

    The centerpiece of the main room is a full sized traditional hogan. Inside the hogan are a number of examples of Navajo arts and handicrafts. There is also a seating area where you can sit and watch films about local arts and artists. Traditional hogans are built a very specific way and in a specific order to follow the beliefs and traditions of...

  • Museum: Constellations

    Just outside the theater, and before you enter the main room of the museum is a display about the constellations in the Navajo skies and how they influence the beliefs and lives of the people.

  • Museum: Theater

    A great way to begin your visit to the museum is to watch one or more of the short informative videos available in the theater located just inside the entrance.

  • Very Interesting Museum

    The Explore Navajo Museum, a hands-on museum, is located behind the historic Tuba Trading Post. It has a number of very interesting displays that explain a lot about the life, art and traditions of the Navajo (Dine) People. The displays are well presented and informative. This museum has won several awards and is well worth a visit. Admission is $9...

  • Tuba Trading Post

    The Tuba Trading Post has been in operation since 1870. It is still in operation and has a small grocery and lots of local art, crafts and souvenirs. There is a history walk leading to one of the entrances, that has some interpretive signs about the history of the trading post, the area and the people.


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  • Try Some Good Navajo Food

    The Hogan Restaurant is designed like a traditional hogan, and has an interesting decor featuring Navajo rugs and other designs. They serve Mexican, American and Navajo dishes. I suggest trying some Navajo Food. I had the Mutton Stew with Garden Fresh Vegetables and some Navajo Fry Bread. The Mutton Stew was very good.

  • Where the locals (Natives) go to eat.

    Navajo tacos are made here and the quality of the food is better. The menu is American but try & ask what is local in Native foods like:The Navajo Tacos, The Navajo Pinto beans w/fry bread.

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    My daughter poses with a Hopi dancer

    by 850prc Written Mar 17, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    It's just a large co-op owned by the local Indian tribes, where many native art items are sold. Prices are pretty good, and the profits are going directly to the people who make the products.

    What to buy: I like the artwork and native silver and gem jewelry.

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy. Prices were better in Tuba City than anywhere in the near area, in our opinion.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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