If you are coming to Washington's Yakima
Valley wine country with an RV
- or even without one, you’ll
want to spend time at the Yakama Nation Cultural Center and RV Park…
and Library, and Heritage Inn Restaurant, and Museum, and Gift Shop,
and Theater, and Casino!
No RV? How about staying in an authentic
teepee? They sleep up to five people and are located in their
own section of the park, away from the RV sites.
The list of opportunities at the Yakama Nation’s Cultural Center and
RV Park campus is rich with experiences for young and old alike.
Located on the edge of Toppenish, Washington
- "City of Murals" and "Where the West Still Lives,"
this spacious RV resort provides an ideal home base for daily forays
Yakima Valley wine country.
You will find dozens of wineries within minutes of the resort
park... Two Mountain, Silver Lake Winery, Paradisos del Sol,
Portteus Vineyards and on and on. Also nearby are many antique
shops, roadside fruit and vegetable stands (in season), and numerous
historical landmarks throughout the valley.
Or simply stroll around the Resort. Adjacent to the RV Park
are the Yakama Nation's
Legends Casino and the Cultural Center
(see map). Within the campus of
the Cultural Center are:
Heritage Restaurant showcases the Yakama Nation and its
culture by providing traditional foods such as Luk-a-meen,
Indian Fry Bread, buffalo stew, buffalo steak, salmon, and
huckleberries as well as contemporary meals at an affordable
Yakama Nation Gift Shop, offers Yakama plateau
beadwork and regalia, a large selection of moccasins, barrettes,
bolo ties, medallions, flat-beaded bags and vests, clothing made
by Yakama Nation people;
Yakama Nation Museum and
Heritage Library: a 12,000-square foot
exhibition hall tells the history of the Yakama People; a
collection of general
and Native American publications for
rent to the public, as well as a Storytelling House featuring
live Coyote Tales performances with unique costumes and Yakama
Native American performers;
Heritage Theater has the lowest prices in the valley and
offers a concession bar with a variety of snacks; theater rental
is also available for conferences, talent shows, plays, special
events, and graduations.
Yakama Nation Legends Casino
580 Fort Road | Toppenish, WA 98948
Yakama Nation Legends Casino opened in May of
1998 . Currently, if offers more than 1,200 slot
machines, 24 table games, Keno and a Poker room. The
Casino currently employs over 600 people, the majority
of which are enrolled Tribal Members of the Yakama
Guests of the RV park also have access to an exercise room with
his/hers saunas and a heated outdoor swimming pool and spa.
Other conveniences available to guests are a TV room, two meeting
rooms, two play grounds, basketball and volleyball courts, a
horseshoe pit, a mile-long jogging/walking track, picnic shelters
and laundry facilities.
Whatever you do, be sure to spend a few nights in this special world
of the Yakama Nation. Enjoy a multi-faceted experience, the
hospitality, the rich history and Native American traditions, and
the beautiful sunsets on the western horizon where "Pahto" - Mt.
Adams - keeps watch..
The Yakama Nation
Nation was established through the Treaty of 1855 and is
made up of 14 Tribes and Bands including: Palouse,
Pisquouse, Yakama, Wenatchapam, Klinquit, Ohce Chotes,
Kow Was Say De, Sk’in-pah, Kah-miltpah, Klickatat, Wish
Ham, See ap Cat, Li ay Was and the Shyiks.