Creating partnerships is a huge part of the Oneida Indian Nation make up. They have instilled a collaborative culture, pulling from the ideology of their ancestors, in their quest to create a better path for today’s Oneidas, their regional neighbors and generations for years to come.

The Oneida legacy of strong partnerships began when the Oneidas became the First Allies of the United States and continues today as the Oneida Indian Nation joins forces with a variety of community stakeholders to build a strong Central New York. The Oneida Indian Nation has worked to develop a constructive relationship with their neighbors, understanding that the success of the region relies on a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect.

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Top-Selling Events Boost Regional Tourism

By consistently reinvesting in the community the Oneida Indian Nation works diligently to strengthen the region and economy by building a thriving tourism destination.

Already the regional epicenter for epic boxing, Turning Stone Resort Casino has become a nationally recognized venue for top-notch events, welcoming 4.5 million visitors each year as one of the state’s top five tourist destinations.

Hosting one of the first MMA events in New York, Turning Stone further established Upstate New York as a premier destination for live sports, including PGA tournaments and the 2015 and 2018 AHL All-Star Classic. National coverage by the Golf Channel, HBO, ESPN, NBC and Showtime bring many of these events to fans around the world.

A-list musicians, comedians and performers appear at the resort, including Jay Leno, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Barry Manilow, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, Hollywood Vampires & Carlos Santana.

Employment by the Numbers

  • 4,500+ Central New York jobs
  • $220,736,217 – total payroll spending in 2023
Economic Impact

Nation Vendor Spending 2023

  • $388,773,768 spent with 2,805 total vendors
  • $142,510,064 spent in Onondaga, Madison and Oneida Counties
Economic Impact

Oneida Indian Nation Foundation

Staying true to the principles of their ancestors, the Oneida Indian Nation Council established the Oneida Indian Nation Foundation to enhance the quality of life for those around them.

Building on the Oneida people’s long tradition of sharing their resources with others in need, the Foundation has long been dedicated to the charitable and civic causes of Central New York and throughout Indian Country.

Seeking to promote education, understanding and a high quality of living, the Oneida Indian Nation Foundation proudly provides support to veterans, child, family, animal, healthcare and other humanitarian organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of CNYMuscular Dystrophy Association and Liberty Resources.

First-Rate Amenities Win Top Awards and Accolades

The exceptional guest service and superior amenities at Turning Stone Enterprises turn visitors into regular guests of the region. Each year a bounty of awards is presented to the Nation attesting to the commitment and accomplishment it takes to sustain a one-of-a-kind tourist destination.

The only property in Central New York to earn both the AAA Four Diamond and the Forbes Four Star awards, the Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino continues to be recognized by renowned institutions and esteemed publications for nearly all of its amenities. Turning Stone has received the following local and national awards for dining, entertainment and accommodations:

Turning Stone has earned Forbes Four-Star ranking for hotel, restaurant and spa.

The Lodge, Wildflowers Restaurant (above), and Ska:na: Spa are multiple-year winners of the AAA’s Four Diamond rating.

Condé Nast Johansens named The Lodge “Best Countryside Hotel.”

Turning Stone Resort Casino has earned three AAA Four Diamond Awards, making it the only resort in the Northeast with this distinct honor.

Turning Stone’s TS Steakhouse is named the ‘Best Romantic Restaurant’ by Casino Player magazine.

All three of Turning Stone’s 18-Hole Championship level golf courses named to Golfweek’s ‘Top 15 Courses in New York State.’

The Showroom was named Showroom of the Year at the 2015 G2E Casino Entertainment Awards.

Turquoise Tiger received the International Hotel & Property Awards Winner in the Bar/Club/Lounge category.

Doing Business on Nation Land

Turning Stone Resort Casino draws 4.5 million visitors to the region, making this area of Central New York ripe for additional retail development. Various locations and properties are available to be used for a range of business developments. CLICK HERE for more information.

Turning Stone Resort by the Numbers

  • Total meetings / events: 1,394
  • Total room nights 207,477
  • Group tour buses 3,677
  • Group tour guests 134,222
  • Meeting attendees: 92,434
  • Golf rounds: 58,700