Tuba City

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Tuba City is in Northern Arizona.


Tuba City is the largest settlement on the Arizona side of the Navajo Nation. There is little to detain the traveler, but it makes a good refueling stop on the way from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon. However, be aware that the city imposes a combined state and local sales tax of 13.725%, the highest in the United States.

Downtown Tuba, with the Tuba Trading Post and the Explore Navajo museum

Get in[edit]

Tuba City is on U.S. Route 160, about 100 miles north of Flagstaff.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Explore Navajo Interactive Museum, [1]. Scheduled to open in 2007.
  • See some of the most well preserved dinosaur tracks going west on your way out of Tuba City.

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Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Tuba Trading Post. Far and away the biggest shop in Tuba, this shop dates back to 1905 and has a wide, well-presented selection of souvenirs from the area, including authentic Indian crafts. Tucked away in the back is a small grocery store for the locals.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Hogan Restaurant, at the Quality Inn. Casual food. Price and quality quite OK. No real other choices unfortunately.

  • Sze Chuan Restaurant, Highway 160. Chinese food options.

Drink[edit][add listing]

As Tuba is located within the reservation, it's a dry town, with no alcohol available.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Quality Inn Navajo Nation.
  • Hopi Legacy Inn.
  • NEW since 2010 "Moenkopi Legancy Inn&Suites".

Get out[edit]

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