BESH-BA-GOWAH RUINS IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA

Welcome to Besh-Ba-Gowah, the heartland of the Salado people.  The term was originally given by the Apaches to the early settlement of Globe. Roughly translated, the term means “place of metal.” 

 

Here visitors will see the partially restored ancient ruin of the Salado people who occupied the site between A.D. 1225 and A.D. 1400. Enjoy the self guided tour of the village which allows visitors to experience the mysteries of those who came before.

 

The adjacent museum provides a fascinating glimpse at prehistoric pottery, stone and woven artifacts excavated from the site and a video interpreting the lifestyle of the people who occupied this region over two centuries before Columbus discovered the 'New World.' A seasonal ethno-botanical garden provides information about and showcases plants used by the people who made this desert landscape their home.

IMPORTANT PARK INFORMATION

Basic operational information for the park is showcased here.  Simply click on the "+" for specific details.  For more info visit the website below.

Photo Credit:  Steven C. Price

Photo Credit:  Cathy Hunt

Visit Globe,
Arizona

Check out Globe, Arizona and you will discover great antique shops, history parks, special events and a mining culture that is still active today.  Globe is Arizona to the Core!

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Discover History

Museums

While visiting Globe, Arizona we invite you to take this opportunity to see and experience the local museums that showcase the colorful past of this iconic area and its place in history.

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Find Your
Taste Buds

Ever tasted great Mexican Food?  No we are not talking about the stuff they make in New York City...here it is all authentic and is one of the biggest attractions around these here parts.

Credit:  Cameron Davis

THINGS TO DO AROUND THE BESH-BA-GOWAH RUINS