Explore the historic heart of the Tohono O’odham Indian Community. Tucked away in Pima County, Sells, Arizona sits in a desert oasis that has been home to the Tohono O’odham people since their ancestors, the Hohokam, settled along the Salt, Gila and Santa Cruz rivers.
Today, Sells is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Pima County and is home to just over 2,000 people. Despite industry comprised primarily of farming and ranching, travelers to the Tohono O’odham Indian Community fall in love with the intricate handcrafted baskets and pottery that have been made by the community for generations.
When you visit Sells, Arizona, head south to Topawa near the Mexican border and explore the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum. With a dedication to instilling cultural pride and protecting and preserving O’odham “jewe c himdag,” the Nation Cultural Center and Museum works with elders to promote understanding of O’odham himdag—culture, values and way of life that are unique to the Tohono O’odham— through educational programs and public outreach.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Sells, Arizona, you’ll arrive at the Sells Airport. This public-use airport owned by the Tohono O’odham Nation sits just under 5 miles outside of town, making it the perfect starting point for your cultural adventure through the American Sonora desert.
When you charter a private jet to Sells, Arizona, our Trip Support Team is here to help arrange transportation to and from your hotel and can help you fill your itinerary to make the most of your time in Sells.