About two hours north of Tucson in the Western town of Globe, there is one of the most fascinating places for learning about ... More
Besh Ba Gowah
About two hours north of Tucson in the Western town of Globe, there is one of the most fascinating places for learning about an ancient tribe that inhabited this part of the country more than 700 years ago. The Besh Ba Gowah (meaning "place of metal") site, home of the Salado people from about 1240 to 1400 A.D., is considered a prehistoric center of trade for farmers. There are interpretive trails, a museum showcasing artifacts and site models.
The Area Code for the Besh-Ba-Gowah Park in Globe is NOT 520. The number should be posted as Area Code 928. This was changed nearly 4 years ago. I reported this to Yahoo Travel last year but they still haven’t corrected the web site. What makes this so frustrating is that the 520-425-0320 number is my business cellular number which I have had for 3-yrs & 8-mos. Please change this number.
As other reviewers have said, these ruins are preserved remarkably well. You really get a feel for the time when you can walk through the structures yourself. And our 8-month old son LOVED it, so its even a great place to take the kids!
We visited Globe went to Roosevelt Lake and other attractions. We checked into the Economy Inn Motel in Globe Az. and we happen to see a pamplet in the room of the Besh-ba- gowah.We decided to go and check out these ancient ruins. This place was so beautiful and well restored with alot of details and background to the features we had seen. This place was one of the best places we ever visited in the Globe area.
Great location with all sorts of ancient artifacts. There is a gift shop with great items and resonable prices. Heritage that is preserved for tourist and the community. One of the best things to do in the Globe area. Would like to go back sometime soon.