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Besh Ba Gowah

1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd, Globe, AZ 85501-1979
+1 928-425-0320
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We had already visited the nearby Tonto National Monument, and this was a nice complement to that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
herestoadventures
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Fishers, Indiana
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Small, quality site

Beautiful pueblo site with surprising museum. High quality artifacts are impressive and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrsc_5000
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El Paso, TX
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Welcome to Besh Ba Gowah, the heartland of the Salado people. Here visitors will see the partially restored ancient ruin of the Salado people who occupied the site between A.D. 1225 and A.D. 1400. Enjoy the self guided tour of the village which allows visitors to experience the mysteries of those who came before. The adjacent museum provides a fascinating glimpse at prehistoric pottery, stone and woven artifacts excavated from the site and a video interpreting the lifestyle of the people who occupied this region over two centuries before Columbus discovered the 'New World.' A seasonal ethno-botanical garden provides information about and showcases plants used by the people who made this desert landscape their home.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (16 reviews)
“small museum” (8 reviews)
“indian ruins” (8 reviews)
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1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd, Globe, AZ 85501-1979
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"gift shop"
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"small museum"
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"indian ruins"
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"short film"
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"archaeological site"
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"preserved ruins"
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"lived years ago"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had already visited the nearby Tonto National Monument, and this was a nice complement to that experience. This is not a cliff dwelling, but rather the ruins of a large complex on flat ground - and thus very accessible. We had the place to...More

Thank herestoadventures
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful pueblo site with surprising museum. High quality artifacts are impressive and the introductory video is consise and informative. A most lovely site with garden featuring local trees and plants.

Thank mrsc_5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you get there (not very well sign posted), Besh Ba Gowah is a delightful find. It's a small enough area (2-3 acres maybe?) to allow you to explore it thoroughly. I would think it would be a great place for children or people with...More

Thank gmac66
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned a day driving from Phoenix to Globe, and stumbled across Besh Ba Gowah. It was so cool! It's a short drive out of the way, has a lovely little museum attached. The film, 12 minutes, is well worth watching. Lots of pottery artifacts...More

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit. History to be viewed for all. Very well kept and great people working at Besh Ba Gowah. Please stop and visit - you will benefit from the history and go home with that knowledge. You will not be disappointed in the...More

Thank Barbara D
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

came here as a family outing and was not disappointed. they only ask for donations if you have it. definitely will not disappoint.

Thank michael a
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped on our way through because of TripAdvisor and would recommend for sure! Good history and cute store and knowledgeable staff!

Thank Renee1313
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We weren't sure what we would find at the end of the trail of brown signs through town but that's part of the adventure of a cross country trip. This was a treasure trove of sights and information. Kathy was very helpful getting is in...More

1  Thank Holly R
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is an archeological wonder that would interest anyone who enjoys history and visiting historical ruins. It was built and settled by Pueblo Indians. But exactly who they were, where they came from to settle here and what they called themselves is unknown. Like...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Our trip to Besh Ba Gowah was a most educational and interesting experience. It began with a brief film showing the area as it was and is now. The grounds were well done and provided a great visual of the area. Gift shop also featured...More

Thank Ann B
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maggie j
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It is very respectful of the original inhabitants. A lot is not known about them since they left that area somewhere around the 1400s. I do not know if more recent native Americans are active there but I am sure they would... More
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