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Globe, Arizona

Globe, Arizona

We welcome you to Globe-Miami, Arizona, a small mining community just east of Phoenix and north of Tucson. Mining began over 100 years ago when silver was first mined in the area.

A huge ball of silver with many veins was dug up - this ball resembled a globe, and that's how Globe got it's name. Globe was founded in 1876 and incorporated in 1907, and Miami in 1918. Globe is the seat of Gila County.

Globe-Miami is in the foothills of the Pinal Mountains at an elevation of 3,500 feet. There is so much to see in these adjacent communities - historic downtowns, copper mining, Native American culture in the San Carlos Apache Reservation, and an abundance of recreation throughout the Tonto Forest.

Come and visit us here in Globe-Miami and the San Carlos Apache Reservation and enjoy the wonderful scenery and the many points of interest we have to offer.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Gila County Jail

When Gila County moved its offices into the then new county courthouse in March, 1907, the county jail was housed in the rear of the ground floor. Shortly thereafter, it was apparent that the jail within the courthouse was insufficient to meet the needs of the county. On January 5, 1909

Globe, AZ Pioneer History

Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park

Besh-Ba-Gowah is an ancient ruin unlike the others. Here you are encouraged to walk within the rooms of this 700 year old pueblo, climb ladders into the upper stories, and see the utensils, pottery and furbishings that were a part of life in pre-Columbian times.

Globe, AZ Archaeology

Gila County Historical Museum

Gila County Historical Museum was once used as a rescue station for the old Dominion Mine from 1914 until the 1960s. The museum houses many collections and Indian artifacts dating back to 1125

Globe, AZ Museums


Pioneer Hotel Building

The building was constructed about 1907 as a gentlemen'

Globe, AZ Historic Hotels

Things to do near Globe, AZ

Taylor Pioneer Museum

The Taylor Pioneer Museum was opened July 5, 1996, in a Pioneer Home built in 1930 by volunteers. A highlight piece of the mu...

Old Elks Lodge Building

On March 20, 1910, the cornerstone for the Elks Lodge was laid for the new building on Mesquite Street. The Italianate style...

Casa Malpais Indian Ruins

Casa Malpais, or "House of the Badlands", in the CASA MALPAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK is surrounded by unusual beauty on a rim of...

Stinson Museum

When the Flakes entered the Silver Creek Valley, they found two adobe structures that had been erected by James Stinson, owne...

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are managed as one of 11 National Forests in the Southwestern Region of Arizona and Ne...