- The list below includes 12 free or cheap things to do in or near Globe, Arizona, including 27 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Mini Golf, Movie Theaters and Arts & Crafts Classes.
- From Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive to Round Mountain Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Globe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Florence.
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.
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.
A family owned business, Golden Hill's Nursery offers a wide variety of plants, all suited to the challenging climate and soil conditions of Arizona. The company encourages sustainable and ecologically friendly practices.
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.
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.
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.
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.