Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park, Globe
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150 N. Pine Street
Globe, Arizona 85501
+1 928 425 4495
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Besh-ba-Gowah Archeological Park, a Salado Culture pueblo, is one of the Southwest's best archaeological sites. Archaeologists believe that the Salado used this complex series of rooms built between A.D. 1250 and 1450 for religious ceremonies well as food storage purposes. But what archaeologists do not know is why the Salado left. Was the pueblo abandoned as a result of internal strife, drought, or disease? Had the population grown so large that demand and overuse led to a scarcity of resources? Where did the Salado go? Did they disperse into smaller groups or return to a way of life based on hunting and gathering food? Did they join one of the other cultures or form small agricultural communities? Develop theories with your children. It will make the visit to this 700 year-old pueblo that much more fun!
Getting There
Besh-ba-Gowah Archeological Park is located at 150 N. Pine Street, approximately 1.5 miles southwest of Globe. From Phoenix, take US 60 (Superstition Freeway) east to Globe. Turn left on W. Oak Street. From Tucson, take Hwy 77. Left on US 70, continue on US 60 (direction Globe). Right on W. Oak Street. Driving time from Phoenix is 1.5 hours, from Tucson 2.5 hours.
Getting Around
The museum displays a variety of artifacts, many of which were found at Besh-ba-Gowah, and houses one of the largest collections of Salado pottery. The ethnobotanical garden provides insight to the community's usage of native plants. All tours are self-guided.
Hours & Times
Besh-Ba-Gowah is open daily 9:00-17:00 throughout the year except December 25. Special events are organized from time to time.
Admission & Fees
Admission charged.
Things to Keep in Mind
Besh-Ba-Gowah is almost entirely wheelchair accessible. A picnic area is located near the entrance.
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