Soaring Eagle Casino
Located in the heart of the Mount Pleasant Reservation, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is a Native American Casino open 24 hours daily and it was inaugurated in 1989. What was then a small modest venue has now blossomed into the largest casino between Vegas and Atlantic City. Today the casino is a palace with luxury suites, gold bathroom fixtures and marble floors. Spreading over 210,000 square feet the casino displays 4,704 slots and plenty of table games, which make it the biggest gaming destination in the Midwest. The decorations of the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort revolve around woodland Indian motifs, as some $2 million worth of Native American artwork adorns the property. The hotel lobby, the meeting rooms and the Grand Ballroom all feature wool carpets with custom woodland Indian designs, while the floors are made of original stained glass which reflects the Anishnabe Culture.
A wide range of accommodations are on offer at the Soaring Eagle Casino. The property boasts 514 rooms, from unique parlors to deluxe and first class suites. The guests can indulge themselves by the fireplace or simply walking on the terra cotta terrazzo flooring, admiring the hallways which display original stained glass artwork, cherry woodwork manufactured in New Mexico or the solid brass fixtures. Soaring Eagle also functions as a convention and conference center, featuring over 60,000 square feet of meeting and function space flexible enough to accommodate any type of event. The property also has five restaurants, offering everything from fine dining at Water Lily Restaurant or the Siniikaung Steak and Chop House to snacks at the Snack Shop.
In 1998 the Soaring Eagle Casino opened the Concert Hall, which offers various types of music. Since then, Soaring Eagle has received 3 nominations for an Academy of Country Music award and has hosted more than 200 concerts and events, with Bill Cosby, Alice Cooper, George Jones and Brooks & Dunn among the performers. In its 10,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort presents summer concert series and top entertainment from all over the world. Other conveniently located attractions nearby the Casino are the historic downtown area, featuring a lot of fashionable boutiques, and the Mount Pleasant Meadows Horse Racing, a seasonal event. Tourists may also visit the Zibiwing Center of Anishabe Culture and Lifeways to get acquainted with the rich historical and cultural background of the Native Americans.