Arizona Attractions January 28, 2017
The Most Criminally Overlooked Town In Arizona And Why You Need To Visit
Looking to spend some time away from home this weekend? If you’re looking to avoid huge crowds while enjoying nature’s beauty, some history, and amazing food, then I have just the place for you!
With a population of just 7,500, Globe is an unexpected travel destination that will provide a relaxing atmosphere along with all the above mentioned visiting opportunities. Read on for more details about what you can do and see while here for a weekend.
First, there’s the scenic drive you’ll likely take when traveling to Globe. Traveling along Apache Trail is gorgeous and a bit of a white-knuckle experience but a drive along the 60 is just as pretty.
Globe's historic district often takes visitors by surprise and is absolutely charming.
Or the old county jail, which you can tour. It's also rumored to be haunted.
One of the major attractions here is Besh Ba Gowah Archeological Park, which features the centuries-old Salado ruins that you can still see today.
For a more recent take on history, check out the Gila County Historical Museum, which focuses on the town's mining history and culture.
At the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, you’ll find a collection of regional art, historic displays, and the winners of local festivals.
Want to do a bit of shopping? Check out the Pickle Barrel Trading Post, which sits in an old mining warehouse and is the perfect place to find yard art, souvenirs, and regional arts and crafts.
If your travels include going out for some hiking or a nature walk, then you're in luck!
Check out Ice House Trail, Six Shooter Trail #197, or the trails at Round Mountain Park.
Spend the night at Noftsger Hill Inn, a school turned hotel that is both historic and comfortable. It has roomy accommodations and the rumor of a few resident ghosts as well.
The dining options here are numerous for a town this size! For example, there’s a few favorite Mexican restaurants, like Guayo’s On The Trail and Chalo’s Casa Reynoso.
Grab a drink at the Drift Inn Saloon, one of the oldest drinking establishments in the state.
For breakfast, you can try out the Copper Hen Cafe, which offers all these delicious options. Yum!
Have you visited Globe before? What was your favorite thing to do there? If you want to check out another town to spend some time visiting Strawberry! Read more in
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