Pala culture is displayed at the casino in the historical exhibits that adorn the hotel lobby and entryways. Each presents artifacts, photos and narratives that explain the major events in the history of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. Pala guests also are encouraged to visit the famous Pala Mission located in the town of Pala across Highway 76 from the hotel/casino. It is one of the original Catholic missions built by the Spanish settlers of California and continues to operate as a church. It is open daily, except Monday, and is the scene of many religious events, especially weddings. Another cultural name in the fabric of Pala is Luis Rey’s, the outdoor bar located at the end of the Deli Promenade. Luis Rey’s is so named because it sits hard by the San Luis Rey River, which at one time was a main source of water for the reservation.