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Land of Hopi

Hopi’ translated as ‘peaceful people’ are said to have lived in this region of the Southwestern United States since time immemorial. Today, among the 12 independent villages of Hopi, exist some of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements on the North American Continent dating dating back to 1100 A.D.

Everything you need at the

Hopi Cultural Center


Hotel

(Puvùwki) Open year round with standard and suite rooms available. Amenities include free parking and complimentary wi-fi.

Hopi Gift Shop

(Tayawìnhùuyànki) Featuring jewelry, artwork and other authentic Hopi arts and crafts

Restaurant

(Tunöski) Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a large variety menu

Plan Your Trip

Contact us to plan your trip to the Hopi Cultural Center and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Hopi people.




The Hopi


Hopi are traditionally farmers, and agriculture is the cornerstone of traditional Hopi life and respectful people.  The Hopi are tightly knit together by clan relations.  Clans are made up of individuals who trace their ancestry matrilineally  to a common ancestor who is part of that clan’s creation story.  Clans include more than one family and have developed into many lines of ancestry.  The Hopi have many clans within each village; clans that emerged into the fourth way of life or migrated together are considered phratries, with 34 living clans identified today.  The Hopi are considered the “oldest of the native people” the Hopi reside in 12 traditional villages, home to a total population of about 14,212. Each village is self-governing and members of the tribe identify themselves with their village and clan.


The Hopi


Hopi are traditionally farmers, and agriculture is the cornerstone of traditional Hopi life and respectful people.  The Hopi are tightly knit together by clan relations.  Clans are made up of individuals who trace their ancestry matrilineally  to a common ancestor who is part of that clan’s creation story.  Clans include more than one family and have developed into many lines of ancestry.  The Hopi have many clans within each village; clans that emerged into the fourth way of life or migrated together are considered phratries, with 34 living clans identified today.  The Hopi are considered the “oldest of the native people” the Hopi reside in 12 traditional villages, home to a total population of about 14,212. Each village is self-governing and members of the tribe identify themselves with their village and clan.

Respecting the Hopi Culture

Intensely spiritual and fiercely independent, We Hopi value our privacy particularly while conducting religious ceremonies throughout the year. Therefore, please respect and abide by each village’s posted rules and regulations regarding visitation.
  • While some Katsina dances are open to the public, photography, sketching and recording of religious ceremonies are not allowed.
  • Alcohol is prohibited on the Hopi Reservation. It is not sold in any restaurant or store within the Hopi Reservation and individuals are prohibited from transporting it onto the reservation.
  • Although many of the Hopi pueblo homes are hundreds of years old, many of them are still inhabited by Hopi people. Therefore, please do not enter any home or structure without permission.
  • Leave no trace.To preserve the richness of Hopi culture, we ask that visitors do not take anything from the Hopi lands, and leaving nothing behind.
  • It is best not to carry any items when touring on Hopi – we recommend locking all personal electronics in your vehicles. 
  • Lastly, tours of the mesas are offered by guided tour only.  Ask the hotel front desk for a list of Hopi Guides to assist you.
  • Visitors may travel freely along primary highways. However, off-road travel, including jeeps, motorcycles and 4-wheel drive vehicles, is prohibited without a guide.

Your cooperation is truly appreciated!

What Other Visitors Have Said

The Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant is amazing. I had fry bread and chill for breakfast every day and it was delicious each time. Also had blue corn fry bread for dibner, equally delicious. The Inn is incredibly quiet with no sound from traffic , people, etc. Very relaxing, an excellent place for meditation.

Very good food! Would suggest having an authentic Hopi dish as it was very delicious. Several vendors on site as well, and I picked up a cool Kachina.

Great location, friendly staff. Clean room. I liked that the restaurant was right there and opened early for a great breakfast. Would stay here any time.

Such a nice place and the people are wonderful. They responded quickly to all our requests. Authentic restaurant too. The gift shops were full of friendly and informative staff. Very pleased overall. Will be back.

It was great to learn about the Hopi nation and their craft. Outside of the center is a cafe as well as Hopi art for sale. Each vendor spent time explaining symbolism of the art. Please visit these kind people.

It was amazing to be there and talk to the Natives and learn from them. Everyone is very nice the rooms are not expensive they are clean and comfortable the restaurant is excellent I love that they have traditional Hopi food! They’re are lil stores selling Hopi artwork. I will return for longer next time.