Hualapai Tribe opens tourism center in Kingman

Kingman, Arizona (AP) March 2011

The Hualapai Tribe now has a tourism center in Kingman.

Tribal members hosted officials from Kingman and Mohave County at the opening of the center last week.

The tribe created the center to sell tickets for its tourism ventures that include the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and to promote American Indian arts, crafts and jewelry.

The Skywalk is a glass-bottom structure that suspends visitors more than 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon.

Kingman is the closest major city to the Hualapai reservation, which lies west of the Grand Canyon outside the national park’s boundaries.