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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
+1 520-432-7071
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Loved this!

A very informative and interesting museum. The mining history was detailed and fascinating. People... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Annette L
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San Diego, California
Neat museum

This was worth the stop, neat little museum. A lot of history packed into a small space. The kids... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tmwitt
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“first floor” (13 reviews)
“two floors” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
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+1 520-432-7071
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"great introduction"
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"nice little gift shop"
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"interesting information"
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"worth the admission price"
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"small town"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very informative and interesting museum. The mining history was detailed and fascinating. People who worked there were friendly and interesting . Not crowded. No lines. Took maybe an hour.

Thank Annette L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was worth the stop, neat little museum. A lot of history packed into a small space. The kids loved it too!

Thank tmwitt
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Went here after doing the Copper Mine trip. This museum is very interesting and has a lot of info about the mining that took place in old Bisbee. This museum is self guided. The staff are friendly and really know a lot about the area....More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Great self guided tour with knowledgeable staff handy. If you are a history buff this is a must. Plan on a good hour there.

Thank DaninMesa
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

You could spend all day here, or you could just spend the amt of time appropriate for you. They have self-guided walking tours which were fun too.

Thank Crystal T
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

The museum is engaging, and the docent's introductory talk provided context as well as entertaining historical details. The gift shop has a wide range of local items - one of the better museum shops I've seen.

Thank Chigwell-85
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

The mine tour will educate you about how mining was done and this museum will educate you about the effect of the mine on the town.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

My husband and I made our way over to do the tour finally after moving to the area 9 months prior. The tour was super interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the ride down into the mine with the hard...More

Thank Crobles28
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The Bisbee Museum has a variety of exhibits that informs you of the history and origin of this mining town and how it developed to have the largest population between San Francisco and St. Louis.in the 1880s. There is a display that exhibits the variety...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Learning the history of the area and the mines of the area was amazing. Seeing the way the miners of old had to go through in order to make a living.

Thank Çynthia S
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tweetymaster
February 24, 2018|
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Response from ZorraTucson | Reviewed this property |
David M.'s reply below is right on the mark. The public parking lot is a short walk from the mine itself.
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Craig P
December 23, 2014|
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Response from Craig P |
Thanks for the response. We will be sure to plan a visit on one of the 363 days the museum is open.
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Craig P
December 21, 2014|
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Response from seawitchflorida | Reviewed this property |
Phone: 520.432.7071 You might call and check holiday schedule or even call the Copper Queen Hotel which is across the street and part of the same history of Bisbee
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