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Morongo Band of Mission Indians Information

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is a nation of Cahuilla, Serrano and Cupeño people who have called the San Gorgonio Pass their home for generations. Created in 1865, the Morongo Reservation now spreads across more than 36,000 acres in the beautiful pass separating the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountains.

Morongo and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians secured the landmark 1987 U.S. Supreme Court decision that confirmed the sovereignty of federally-recognized Indian tribes and their right to offer gaming -- a watershed moment in the struggle for self-determination for tribes across the nation.

One of the first tribes to pursue gaming in California with a bingo hall in 1983, Morongo opened its first casino in 1994 and its resort casino in 2004, both along Interstate 10 in Cabazon just east of Banning. Both casinos currently operate with distinct offerings and amenities.

Today, Morongo fuels the regional economy, providing over 3,400 jobs and nearly $3 billion in regional economic activity annually through its successful business ventures in gaming, energy, finance, healthcare, tourism, manufacturing, and other sectors.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Travel Info

  • Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time

Malki Museum and Temalpakh Garden, 11795 Malki Rd., Morongo Reservation, Banning, CA 92220. 951-849-7289

Malki Museum and Temalpakh (“From the Earth”) Garden was established in 1965 by Tribal members Dr. Katherine Siva Saubel and Jane Penn to preserve and share Cahuilla and Morongo Band knowledge and history. Learn about Cahuilla cultural heritage and the many plants used for food, baskets and other necessities. Knowledge of the importance of native plants and trees is shared during guided tours of the Temalpakh Garden. 

Canyon Lanes at Morongo, 49750 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230. 951-572-6120 

The whole family can enjoy bowling at 24-land Canyon Lanes at Morongo, located next to Morongo Casino. The center has a cafe, pizza, and a full bar.

Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon, 36211 Champions Dr., Beaumont, CA 92223. 951-845-0014

Set against breathtaking mountain views, the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon offers 36 world-class holes of championship golf spread across two public courses. The home of the local SCPGA and host to the LPGA’s annual Epson Tour, the course includes a driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, a sports bar/grill and a pro shop.

Hadley’s Fruit Orchards, 47993 Morongo Trail, Cabazon, CA 92230. 951-849-5255

Hadley’s Fruit Orchards is a must-stop when passing through Cabazon. Founded by Paul and Peggy Hadley in 1931 and purchased by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in 1999, Hadley’s is a long-time favorite stop for Medjool dates, dried fruit, nuts and souvenirs. The cafe is known for its world-famous date shakes and hand-mixed trail mixes.

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230. 1-800-252-4499, 951-849-3080

At the AAA Four Diamond Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, 310 rooms and suites throughout the hotel’s 27-floors enjoy views of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountains. Elegantly renovated and expanded in 2020, the resort features one of the largest tribal gaming floors in the nation, legendary live entertainment and six restaurants including the upscale Marketplace food hall by celebrity chef Fabio Vivani and the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond Cielo Steakhouse. The Oasis Pool features a lazy river, sandy beach, private casitas and two heated spas. The 14-room Sage Spa incorporates white sage into relaxing treatments, and the Radiance Salon offers full hair, nails and skin services.

Next door, the original Casino Morongo offers slots and table games, bingo, poker, food and fun in a beautifully renovated venue.

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