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Tuba City

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Northern Arizona : Tuba City
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Downtown Tuba, with the Tuba Trading Post and the Explore Navajo museum

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.

Get in

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

Get around


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • Hogan Restaurant, at the Quality Inn. Casual food. Price and quality quite OK. No real other choices unfortunately.
  • Kate's Cafe. Sandwiches, soups, burgers, salads and similar all-American fare (no Navajo food here). It's not much to get to excited about, but it's cheap and portions are big. $5-10.
  • Sze Chuan Restaurant, Highway 160. Chinese food options.


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


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

Get out

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