2. Globe, Arizona
Originally founded as a mining camp, Globe is located in Gila County, Arizona. Its Downtown area was added to the National Register of Historic Places since the 1980s, and still mining still holds a significant role in the local economy to this day, along with tourism, of course! Come to Globe to experience a frontier-town feel – in the past, its relative isolation preserved this environment for a long time and you can definitely see the authenticity.
Globe boasts a fascinating, authentic Wild West history: murders, stagecoach robberies, outlaws and Apache raids abound in the town stories. Visit to see the town where the Clanton brothers hid after O.K. Corral, and take a walk through the Gila County Courthouse and Jail, which today is the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. Don’t forget to have a cool drink at the Drift Inn Saloon, which has been in business since 1902 and spend some time walking back in time to crazy cowboys and Wild West showdowns!