Globe is in Eastern Arizona.
Globe was founded in 1875 as a mining town, and still today is dependent on mining. The town has many well-preserved buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and can make a pleasant stop. Together with the neighboring town of Miami, Globe and the surrounding area are often referred to as Globe-Miami.
- Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1360 N Broad St, ☎ +1 928-425-4495, toll-free: +1-800-804-5623, fax: +1 928-425-3410, e-mail: email@example.com.
Globe and Miami are about 1.5 hours east of Phoenix on US Highway 60, and about 2 hours north of Tucson on Highway on State Route 77. Safford, Payson, and Show Low are about a 1.25-1.75 hour drive away.
The downtown areas of both Globe and neighboring Miami are very pedestrian-friendly, although to get from one to the other you'll need a car.
- Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park, 1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd, ☎ +1 928-425-0320, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. daily 9AM-5PM. A reconstructed 14th century Salado pueblo, with a small museum onsite. $5 (adults), $4 (seniors), free (kids under 12).
- Gila County Historical Society, 1330 N Broad St, ☎ +1 928-425-7385. M-F 10AM-4PM, S 11AM-3PM. A small museum devoted to the history of Globe and the surrounding region. A small bookshop is also onsite.
- El Capitan Pass, Hwy 77 (12 miles south of Globe). A historical marker commemorates this spectacular pass, through which in 1846 Kearney's army marched to California to fight in the Mexican War. Shaded picnic tables are nearby.
- Copper Hill ghost town, Copper Hill Rd (2WD dirt road 3 miles north of Globe). Established in 1908, Copper Hill once had 500 residents working in nearby mines, but was abandoned during the Depression in 1933. There are many foundations remaining. Free.
- Tonto National Forest, 7680 6 Shooter Canyon Rd, ☎ +1 928-402-6200, fax: +1 928-402-6292. The surrounding Tonto National Forest offers a range of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Maps, books, and trail information are available from the Globe Ranger Station.
- Apache Gold Casino Resort, 5 Hwy 70, San Carlos (5 miles east of Globe), ☎ +1 928-475-7800, toll-free: +1-800-272-2438. Located on the nearby San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, this casino offers gaming, dining, and lodging.
Festivals and events
- Apache Jii Celebration, downtown Globe, ☎ +1 928-425-4495, toll-free: +1-800-804-5623. An one-day annual event in late October celebrating Native American culture. Special highlights include Apache Crown Dancers, as well as Native American cuisine and music. Free.
- Festival of Lights, toll-free: +1-800-804-5623. 5PM (luminaria lighting), 5:30PM (musical performances), 8:30PM close. An annual event held on Christmas Eve at the Besh-Ba Gowah-Archaeological Park (see listing above). Luminarias light the trails and ruins in the park, with musical entertainment by Apache musicians from the neighboring San Carlos Apaches reservation. Free.
- Gila County Fair, 900 E Fairgrounds Rd, e-mail: email@example.com. A four-day event held annually in late September.
- Bustle and Boots Square Dance Festival, 900 E Fairgrounds Rd, toll-free: +1-800-804-5623. An annual three-day festival held in late October. $20 before the event, $20 at the door.
- Gila County Gem & Mineral Show, 900 E Fairgrounds Rd, ☎ +1 928-812-0547, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. An annual three-day event held in late January.
There are a number of antique shops clustered around Broad Street in downtown Globe, as well as in neighboring Miami.
- The Book Bank, 420 Live Oak St, Miami, ☎ +1 928-473-4134. Carries used and new books focusing on local and regional interests.
- Past Times Antiques, 150 W Mesquite St, ☎ +1 928-425-2220. Specializes in antique furniture, glassware, jewelry, and pottery.
- Pickle Barrel Trading Post, 404 S Broad St, ☎ +1 928-425-9282, fax: +1 928-425-2696, e-mail: email@example.com. Daily 10AM-5:45PM. Carries an eclectic mix of items.
- Soda Pop’s Antiques, 505 Sullivan St, Miami, ☎ +1 928-473-4344. Specializes in pop-culture memorabilia.
- San Carlos Apache Culture Center, Hwy 70, Milepost 272, Peridot. M-F 9AM-5PM. Offers finely-crafted adornment items, burden baskets, Apache cradle boards (both ornamental and full size), jewelry, art, key chains, and books of Apache history.
In a state with many Mexican restaurants, Globe and Miami are known for having some very good ones.
- El Ranchito, 686 N Broad St, ☎ +1 928-402-1348. Known for great pozole and salsa.
- Irene's Real Mexican Food, 1623 E Ash St, ☎ +1 928-425-7904. Has great chile rellenos.
- Fry's Food, 2115 US 60 #200 (next to Travelodge), ☎ +1 928-425-3276. Daily 6AM-midnight. Full deli and pharmacy onsite.
- Safeway, 4567 US 60, Miami (next to Walmart), ☎ +1 520-425-7667. Daily 5AM-midnight. Has a hot and cold deli and bakery for self-catering options.
- Belle-Aire Motel, 1600 N Broad St, ☎ +1 928-425-4406, fax: +1 928-597-5169, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free wi-fi, refrigerator and microwave. $30-$38/night.
- Days Inn Globe, 1630 E Ash St, ☎ +1 928-425-5500, fax: +1 928-425-4146, e-mail: email@example.com. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Free breakfast and wi-fi, pool. $90/night.
- Noftsger Hill Inn, 425 N St, ☎ +1 928-425-2260, toll-free: +1-877-780-2479, fax: +1 928-402-8235, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. A charming bed and breakfast, originally opened as a school in 1907. There is a chalkboard for guests' comments. $90-$125/night.
|Routes through Globe|
|Phoenix ← Apache Junction ←||W E||→ Magdalena → Socorro|
|END ←||W E||→ Safford → Lordsburg|
|Ends at ← Holbrook ←||N S||→ Oracle → Tucson|