- TripBuzz found 12 things to do with kids in or near Globe, Arizona, including 1 fun activity for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Florence.
- From Gila County Miniature Golf to Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, the Globe area offers 27 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Mini Golf, Movie Theaters and Arts & Crafts Classes.
- What was once a small mining town, Globe, Arizona has become a tourist city filled with history and culture from days gone by. While mining still takes place in the mountains surrounding the city, visitors can enjoy touring the many historical structures including various saloons, hotels and restaurants that are still in operation today.
A non-profit arts center funded by member donations, The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts is housed in the 100-year-old former Gila County Courthouse. The center hosts a variety of shows and exhibits, and offers classes.
Featuring 800-year-old ruins, Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park is situated on land once populated by the Salado people in a village called Besh Ba Gowah. The park exhibits the partially restored ruins and includes artifacts, pottery and botanical gardens.
Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive is an 83 mile-long scenic highway, passing through the Arizona desert, Salt River canyon, the Colorado plateau and reaching the pine forest of Ponderosa. There are plenty of things to visit during the trip, such as ghost towns, apache reservations and archeological sites.
Besh Ba Gowah is an archeological site and not only. Besides the ruins and the other archeological findings which tell the story of the Salado people, there is also a botanical garden, a memorial library house, picnic areas and gift shops. There are also annual festivals.
With trails ranging from easy walks to steep climbs, the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park provides many options for hikers. The park also tells visitors about the mining history of the area and features historical mining equipment.
Beshba-Gowah Museum displays the ruins of the ancient village of the Salado people. Patrons can explore the partially restored ruins and gain insight into the Salado lifestyle. The museum also houses a collection of Salado pottery, artifacts and botanical gardens.