Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center is located at 2301 W. Line Street on the Bishop Paiute Reservation on the way up to Lake Sabrina – about 6-8 minutes from downtown Bishop). This center features exhibits of native American food sources, clothing, tools, shelter, and baskets & beads. Focuses on local tribes including Nuumu (Paiute) and Newe (Shoshone) People.
Some native plants grow outside the center in their garden – with descriptive plaques indicating their uses. Also an outdoor walking trail on the grounds.
An excellent gift shop is on site! They are open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 3. Donations are accepted. For more information please call 760.873.4478.
For more information about the Paiute Tribes in the Bishop area as well as local places of Paiute interest, you can pick up a brochure titled “Bishop Paiute Tribe” which is available in most of the brochure stands you see in some Bishop locations.
Wanaaha Casino is located just north of Bishop on the outskirts of town on the 395. Gamblers take notice of this casino; it is small but features plenty of slot machines to keep one’s attention for a few hours or longer – plus some card tables. A gas station next door is also part of this complex and often features reasonably priced gas.