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Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd, Globe, AZ 85501, USA


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About Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum

Besh-Ba-Gowah is a 200-room prehistoric Salado masonry pueblo located atop a broad ridge overlooking Pinal Creek. This beautiful Museum offers a chance to explore the ruins and artifacts of the Salado Indians who inhabited the area from A.D. 1225 to A.D.1400. Its architecture consists of multi-storied, masonry room block clusters connected by long, narrow corridors or elongated plazas.

Attractions Near Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum

Besh-Ba-Gowah Park
Besh-Ba-Gowah Park0.11km from Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum

Besh-Ba-Gowah is a 200-room prehistoric Salado masonry pueblo located atop a broad ridge overlooking Pinal Creek. The site is situated one mile southwest from Globe, Arizona and surrounded by a small city park and adjacent museum with excavated items including prehistoric pottery, stone and woven artifacts. The site is operated by the city as Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and Museum.

Round Mountain Park
Round Mountain Park2.39km from Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum

Round Mountain Park is located at the end of South St. from Highway 60. Round Mountain is home to 5 different hiking loops. From beginner to expert, there is something for everyone, from a leisurely walk or jog, to long distance and rocky terrain that will challenge even the most accomplished hikers.

Gila County Historical Museum
Gila County Historical Museum3.72km from Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum

The Gila County Historical Society is located in Globe, AZ, the county seat of Gila County, Arizona. The Society archives and displays many items related to the history of the area, which includes some of the Old West's most dynamic episodes. Our museum is free and open to the public.

Ice House CCC Campground
Ice House CCC Campground6.89km from Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum

Ice House CCC is a campground located near the city of Globe. The campground is maintained by US National Forest.This site serves as a trailhead for the Pinal Mountain Trail System. Trails accessible from the site are Sixshooter and Telephone trails which link to several other non-motorized trail opportunities. Nearby Pinal Creek offers a shady riparian area surrounded by chaparral.

Pinal Mountains
Pinal Mountains11.96km from Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum

Pinal Mountains are a mountain range located in Gila County, Arizona. They have a maximum elevation of 7,848 ft at Pinal Peak and a prominence of over 4,000 ft. The mountains are covered with Ponderosa Pine and white fir and experience cooler weather than the Globe/Miami area, so that they are a popular recreation area in the summer. The maintained facilities include a maintained dirt road that goes all the way to the summit of Pinal Peak, a campsite and recreational area, many hiking trails.

Haunted Canyon
Haunted Canyon21.81km from Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum

The Haunted Canyon Trail is in the eastern Superstion Wilderness near the BP Pinto Valley Mine east of Superior, Arizona. More than half the trail is outside the wilderness area but that's the most scenic half. This is a popular backpacking route with an overnight stay at Tony Ranch Cabin.

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Gila County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Gila County is full of opportunities to come to play. Whether you want to go camping, boating, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, or just exploring, our wide-open spaces and area attractions make Gila County the perfect get-away spot.