Photo by:Rick Hossman
One mile southwest of the City of Globe, Arizona, stand the ruins of the ancient Salado people who occupied the site nearly 800 years ago.
This ancient village is known today as Besh Ba Gowah. The term was originally given by the Apaches to the early settlement of Globe. Roughly translated, the term means “place of metal.”
The partially restored ruins, along with the adjacent museum provide a fascinating glimpse at the lifestyle of the people who occupied this region over two centuries before Columbus discovered the “New World.”
Besh Ba Gowah offers visitors a chance to explore the ruins, a museum which houses a large collection of Salado pottery and artifacts, botanical gardens, and a gift shop.
Photo by: Rick Hosman
Hours of Operation
Open Daily 9-4:30
Closed- Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
July 1 - September 31- Closed Monday & Tuesday
Seniors (65+) - $4
Children (12- ) - FREE
1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd. Globe, AZ 85501
Photo by: Lee Kinnard
2014 Festival of Lights
Sunday December 21st 5-9 pm
1600 glowing luminaries are placed along the ruin walls lighting the way for visitors to celebrate the magic of the season. The festival will offer cultural entertainment by the famed Yellow Bird dance group as well as a variety of vendors and activities.
Admission is FREE for the event.