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.

Physical Address & Contact Info:


1324 S. Jesse Hayes Rd. Globe, AZ 85501
Phone: (928) 425-0320
Email: beshbagowah@globeaz.gov




Hours of Operation:



Open Daily 9-4:30
Closed- Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Summer Hours
July 1 - September 30- Closed Monday & Tuesday




Driving Directions:


Start out going west on W Cedar St toward W Ash St/US-60 E/US-60 W. Then 0.01 miles
Turn left onto W Ash St/US-60 E.
Then 0.66 miles
Turn right onto S Hill St. S Hill St is 0.3 miles past W Maple St If you are on E Ash St and reach S High St you've gone a little too far
Then 0.20 miles
S Hill St becomes E Carico St.
Then 0.04 miles
Turn left onto S Walliman Rd.
Then 0.84 miles
Take the 1st right onto Beer Tree Xing. Beer Tree Xing is just past E Skyline Dr If you reach E Skyline Dr you've gone a little too far
Then 0.20 miles
Turn left onto Jesse Hayes Rd.
Then 0.10 miles Beshba-Gowah Museum, 1324 Jesse Hayes Rd, Globe, AZ, 1324 JESSE HAYES RD is on the right.




Weather:


Weather during the summer can be extremely hot. It is typically 10 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than Phoenix. Dress accordingly and bring water with you. Weather in the spring and fall are very nice.




Fees & Passes:


Admission Fees: Adults $5
Seniors (65+) $4
Children (12- ) FREE




Visitor Center:


The adjacent museum and visitors center 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.




Trip Advisor Reviews:


Trip Advisor says Besh-Ba-Gowah is the "Best kept secret in Globe!" Arizona. If you are looking for Wild Arizona History, you have come to the right place. Check out what people are saying about Besh-Ba-Gowah. Click Here!





IMPORTANT PARK INFORMATION

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Visit Globe,
Arizona

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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!

Discover History

Museums

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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.

Find Your
Taste Buds

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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.

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