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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

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Address: 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
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An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this small rural museum...

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this small rural museum chronicles the history of the historic mining town of Bisbee through a rich display of artifacts, photographs and interesting displays.

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Great historical information

Lots of historical information on the old mining town. Loved all of the examples of rocks; amazing shapes and colors.

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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of historical information on the old mining town. Loved all of the examples of rocks; amazing shapes and colors.

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Grand Jucntion
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific little self guided museum. Many interesting mineral specimen from the local area. Easy to navigate and informative.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a great interest in the mining industry and western US history, I visited this museum (as I have many others dedicated to presenting the history of local mining districts) while on a trip to Tucson in February. The museum (as well as the town of Bisbee) was definitely worth seeing and worth the modest admission. The exhibits were well... More 

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Bisbee, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Smithsonian has developed the 2nd floor exhibits in a remarkably informative way. It's well worth a visit when coming to Bisbee.

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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this museum after the mine tour, and really enjoyed learning more about copper mining. You really get a feel for what life was like in Bisbee during the mining years.

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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learned a few facts about the town - good on your first visit here. A little pricey for what you get, even with senior discount.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was surprising, in that it the exterior is completely "old Bisbee", but the interior is an extremely modern, well-kept museum. It was just the right size to spend a little time, and full of life-size dioramas to give you a good idea of what life in the mining town was like. People of all ages were there, learning... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have been to Bisbee several times and finally decided to take our time and visit the museum. It is a good way to spend an hour to three hours exploring the ways of the past that have made the Bisbee of today.

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Truckee
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the museum in Bisbee and were completely surprised at what a wonderful job they had done on their historical site I think it was the best museum we have ever been to Very professionally done Very knowledgeable and friendly volunteers A nice gift shop Highly recommend this museum

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Well worth 1-2 hours of time to learn about the area's mining industry, the people who settled here, the life during that time, and how mining affected the landscape. My husband and I have decided to return to this museum in the future--well worth the admission and a "must see" if in Bisbee, AZ.

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