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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
+1 520-432-7071
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Interesting and enlightening

This little gem of a museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian and it shows. The ground floor... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Ivan B
via mobile

After we took the Bissbee golf tour we walked across the street and toured the museum. The museum... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Scottsdale, 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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
+1 520-432-7071
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This little gem of a museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian and it shows. The ground floor exhibits are interesting, especially those that reveal the mindset of turn of the century America. The top floor gem and mineral exhibits are awesome. Its bookstore has publications...More

1  Thank Ivan B
Reviewed 6 June 2016

After we took the Bissbee golf tour we walked across the street and toured the museum. The museum helped you understand the history of this mining town and mining today. It helps you appreciate the early settlers and the life of a miner.

2  Thank _dewalvarez
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This museum was adopted into the Smithsonian Associate Museum program nearly a decade ago. With the Smithsonian's help the displays have been upgraded to a very high level. Lots of interesting history and mining information. Great way to spend a couple hours.

1  Thank DjLeeJ
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This museum is quite fascinating. On two levels, it incorporates the mining history of Arizona and Bisbee region in particular. It is housed in a beautiful building. I'd recommend you go to this first THEN take the Queen Mine tour that takes you into the...More

1  Thank Todd E
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The museum is full of history and actual minerals and artifacts from the period. You can easily spend a few hours inside to read and see everything. The staff will give you some known history about the area and you are welcome to take pics...More

1  Thank Tony C
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I have visited this museum several times and always enjoy it. There is a beautiful collection of minerals to view and the timeline of Bisbee is very interesting.

1  Thank Stacy L
Reviewed 23 May 2016

what a jewel of a museum. the beautiful old red brick building sets the tone for the story of bibs and mining in southern arizona. thanks to collaboration and support from the smithsonian, the displays and interactive stations are absolutely state of the art. we...More

1  Thank Margi M
Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you want to learn about Bisbee this is a great place to visit. The early settlers' stories and the mining story is intertwined, so you find out a lot about the area as well as the town.

1  Thank Franida
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Plan to spend some time in this wonderful museum! They have done a wonderful job with displays. So much information it is hard to consume it all.

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 14 May 2016

If you are in Bisbee, you must do this. If you are afraid of closed in places avoid this. You go 1800 feet into an old mine via a small train.

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Craig P
23 December 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.
Craig P
21 December 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