The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians are descendents of Chief Cabazon, who led the Desert Cahuilla from the 1830s to the 1870s and gained federal recognition for his community in 1876. The Tribe’s 1987 Supreme Court case California vs. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians paved the way for Native American gaming in California, and today the Tribe operates Fantasy Springs Resort Casino located near Indio.
Learn about the Tribe at the Cabazon Cultural Museum, located next to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The Cabazon Cultural Museum explains the history of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians from its leadership under Chief Cabazon during the Mexican and American periods after Spanish rule through today. Traditional clothing, tools and an explanation of Desert Cahuilla lifeways is presented.
Also located next to the resort, Eagle Falls Golf Course is a Clive Clark-designed, 18-hole, par-72 course with rolling hills and expansive water features. The pro shop keeps guests outfitted, and the snack shop serves breakfast and lunch.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is a 12-story hotel and casino located one half-hour east of Palm Springs in Indio. Its Twelve: Cocktails Above rooftop bar has views of the Coachella Valley and surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Guests enjoy the large outdoor pool and hot tub, Fantasy Lanes bowling alley and fine-dining at the Bistro. Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians on its resort grounds annually on Thanksgiving Weekend, the Indio Powwow invites area Tribes to participate in a weekend of dancing, food, art and celebration of Native cultures.