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2019 Summer Gateway, Visitors Guide.


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Besh Ba Gowah is a hot spot for photography this summer and early fall, attracting an average of 36,000 visitors per year from all

over the world.

Andrea Justice/Gateway

Kachinas, pottery, candles and

more can be found in the gift


Visit Besh Ba Gowah this summer

By Andrea Justice

Staff Reporter

As the summer sun

beats down on the ancient

Salado ruins of

Besh Ba Gowah, one can only

wonder what the village was

like nearly 800 years ago. This

historical site has been one of

Globe’s day trip destinations

since it was first excavated in

the 1930s, and it continues to

attract an average of 36,000

visitors per year from all over

the world.

If the heat is deterring a

future visit to the archaeological

park, remember there

is an air conditioned museum

with a gift shop that offers

a variety of items to its

visitors. Museum Supervisor

Leana Asberry is always

making changes to the décor

and merchandise. “We are

constantly freshening things

up here at the museum,” said

Asberry. “A few new coats of

paint and some rearranging

here and there makes a difference.”

The gift shop features a

wide variety of Native made

jewelry and art work. There

are Arizona made products

that include: jelly, honey,

and prickly pear syrup. Visitors

can also find metal décor,

Kachinas, pottery, lotions,

candles, night lights, music,

magnets, specialty candy, incense

and sage. The gift shop

also carries a wide variety

of history books, children’s

books, and cook books.

Besh Ba Gowah is open

daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. From July to September

they are closed Monday and

Tuesday. Admission is $5 for

adults and $4 for seniors (65

+). Children 12 and under get

in free.

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