Arizona July 12, 2019
Take A Day Trip To Explore The Ruins Of A 200-Room Ancient Village In Arizona
Ruins of ancient villages can be found all throughout Arizona, however, this one just might be the most incredible. Besh Ba Gowah is a 200-room abandoned Pueblo dwelling near Globe that has remained surprisingly intact despite having been built almost nine centuries ago. See for yourself:
Just one mile southwest of Globe stands the amazingly intact ruins of the ancient Salado tribe, who occupied the site over 800 years ago.
Besh Ba Gowah roughly translates to "place of metal," which likely describes the pueblo's resemblance to a fortress.
Over 200 rooms made up the village, most of which remain unchanged to this day.
A maze-like path takes visitors on a captivating journey back in time, offering insight into every aspect of the native peoples' lives.
A mixture of clay and granite was used to construct the dwellings, and the combination was durable enough to hold them up over the past nine centuries.
Cobblestones of all different colors add incredible character, each one telling its own story of struggle and triumph.
Explore the very rooms in which the Salado tribe conducted their everyday lives, with all the essential furnishings placed in their original spots.
See where they ate, slept, relaxed, and everything in between, allowing you to briefly walk in the shoes of a long-gone group of native peoples.
Also on the property is a gallery featuring excavated artifacts left behind by the tribe.
There's also an outdoor botanical garden and gift shop offering plenty of entertainment for a full day of fun.
Inside the museum, you can marvel at a large case full of handmade Salado pottery.
Step up to the glass and admire the intricacies of ancient tools.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (65+), and free for children under 13.
Pile the whole family in the car and enjoy an unforgettable adventure that isn't too hard on your wallet.
Address: 1324 South Jesse Hayes Road, Globe, AZ 85501
Summer Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, visit the City of Globe’s
website and the Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and Museum’s Facebook page .
Have you ever been to Besh Ba Gowah? If so, what’s your favorite thing about it? We’d love to hear all about your experience! Check out our previous article to learn about another abandoned village in Arizona that you can hike to:
There’s A Hike In Arizona That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned Village.