If you're looking to channel your inner Indiana Jones, these ruins are a perfect place to do it. 

Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park in Arizona is 800-year old ruins from the ancient Salado people who lived there.

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The name "Besh-Ba-Gowah" roughly translates to "place of metal," and was given to this area by the Apache people. 

The grounds and botanical garden are currently free to visit, though the museum and visitor center remains closed for the time being. 

The ruins sit atop a ridge overlooking the Pinal Creek for some incredible views.

Located near Tonto National Forest, just an hour out of Phoenix, this is a great place to stop if you're taking a day trip in the forest for some hiking.

There's so much you can explore. 

Grab your adventure hat and head out of town to these ancient ruins; it's like walking through history

Besh-Ba-Gowah

Price: Free (temporarily)

Address: Jess Hayes Road, Globe, AZ

Why You Need To Go: These ancient 800-year old ruins are only an hour outside of Phoenix and are free to visit right now!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.

 
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