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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

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Address: 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
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+1 520-432-7071

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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Arlene N
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.

Thank Arlene N
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.

Thank Kate V
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 

Thank J K
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.

Thank skorton1
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.

Thank Cathleen S
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.

Thank Jackye C
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3 reviews
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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.

Thank TimWW_ELP
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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.

Thank jeb80

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