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Besh Ba Gowah

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Very welcoming and interesting site. Interpretive Centre was informative and outdoor site was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian F
Surprisingly worth the time

Archeological site with a small museum and video. Much of it is restored, but still worth seeing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn B
Bloomingdale, NJ
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Welcome to Besh Ba Gowah, the heartland of the Salado people. 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...more
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1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd, Globe, AZ 85501-1979
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All reviews gift shop small museum indian ruins short video introductory film archaeological site worth a stop out of the way self guided unique history nice items lived years ago cactus garden helpful staff multi level pueblo ruins pleasant surprise
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming and interesting site. Interpretive Centre was informative and outdoor site was educational. Descriptive signs on self guided walk were well done. I would encourage others to spend an hour or so at this location.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brian F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Archeological site with a small museum and video. Much of it is restored, but still worth seeing. Pretty much the only thing worth seeing in Globe.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here while my friend was in a meeting. Great little museum beside the ancient ruins. The story of the ruins is told well with lots of pictures, artifacts, and information about the culture of the Salgado people, two centuries before Columbus.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

Located just on the edge of Globe so not a problem to access. Nice visitor center and the site is just outside the center so its all very convenient . We were able to walk among the ruins and get a real close up. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HRambler
Reviewed November 30, 2018

great little museum with ruins to visit - great for smaller children and those not up for a lot hiking. pretty landscaped picnic area on edge of parking lot with helpful staff and nice historical explanation of people/ruins

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jacque76148
Reviewed November 25, 2018

This beautifully-presented little museum is a fascinating insight into the region's history. Take 12 minutes to watch the helpful video, check out the cabinets of artifacts and info, then wander the pueblo ruins. Lots of parallels here with Machu Picchu and Pompeii--the sense of an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Traveled on a lazy Sunday afternoon to this spectacular ruins of a Salado pueblos which consisted at one time of over 200 rooms! Very well maintained. Gift shop is lovely, the museum although small it contains a lot of good historical details and loved the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Toured this museum and grounds one day. You will learn about the life of the Indians who lived in the area hundreds of years ago

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The Besh Ba Gowah Archeological Park and Museum is well worth the time to visit while in Globe. This Pueblo settlement is located around a mile from the center of Globe and access is well sign posted along US Hwy 60. In addition to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Really interesting grounds to walk around and see. They have done an excellent job of preserving this historic site, and I love that they plant what the people who used to occupy the land would have planted.

Date of experience: August 2018
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maggie j
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It is very respectful of the original inhabitants. A lot is not known about them since they left that area somewhere around the 1400s. I do not know if more recent native Americans are active there but I am sure they would... More