Tourist Attractions

Besh Ba Gowah Archeological Park

The Salado Indian Ruins is a unique glimpse into our native history. In the ruins you will find interpretive signs to better understand the Salado civilization. The Ethno-Botanical Garden illustrates native Arizona plants that were used in there daily lives. The Museum is said to house the largest collection of Salado pottery & artifacts in the world.

Gila County Historical Museum

The Gila County Historical Museum is located in the historic Mine Rescue Station, which was constructed in 1919 and opened in 1920.  Today the Mine Rescue Station houses a collection of historic artifacts, photographs and documents.  The museum also features an exrensive research library. There is no charge to visit. The museum receives funding from the City of Globe bed tax, which is used to further the museum operations.

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts

The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts is located in the landmark former Gila County Courthouse of 1906, at the heart of Globe's historic downtown district. Since 1984, this non-profit entity has been steadily restoring and rejuvenating this architectural treasure, while presenting regional artists on the main gallery floor, community theater in the historic courtroom, and dance and music academies. A visit to downtown is not complete without a visit to the Center. The Center is located at the corner of Broad and Oak Streets and can be reached by calling 928-425-0884, or online by visiting their website.

Tonto National Monument/ Pinal Mountain Camp Sites

Within the Tonto National Forest you find different landscapes from mountains to the desert. You can hike through the pine trees to the top of the Pinals & oversee the entire City of Globe, or go hike to the Tonto National Monument & See the Beauty of Roosevelt Lake. For more information on the Tonto National Forest visit their website.

Roosevelt Lake and Marina

Roosevelt Lake is the largest lake in Central Arizona. Located on AZ State Route 188 & surrounded with beautiful mountain landscapes it is the perfect place to go fishing, boating, camping or just come visit. It is the oldest artificial reservoir in Arizona & is home to the Theodore Roosevelt Dam, which was built in 1911. For more information visit their website.  

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located on the Historic Old West Highway. Plan a day to enjoy the native sonoran desert vegetation, which includes plants from varied desert & dry land displays. Enjoy the beauty during a nature walk or a guided tour. For more hours, fees & other information visit their website.

San Carlos Apache Reservation

The San Carlos Apache Nation is Globe’s neighbor to the east. Just a short drive & you can enjoy the beauty of the land. Enjoy the outdoors by camping, or fishing at one of the multiple lakes or hunt one the trophy game animals. For further information visit their website.