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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-7071
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Bisbee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Groton, CT
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very well done set of displays on the life and times of this mining town. The graphics and technology are top-notch. They show the dark and favorable sides of the town’s history with balance and accuracy.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you have a relative that lived in Cochise County, look them up in the voting register from the 1800s.

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Bisbee, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This museum is exceptional because it is about the past that you can touch and learn from. After you have walked,read, and listen in this museum about the copper mining industry in Bisbee; you will have the opportunity to go to the actual mine and experience the feelings of the miners under the ground. This is one place that you... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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57 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It's not anything too special, but then we didn't expect it to be. After paying, we listened to a docent go through a talk on the history of how the mines were discovered by the military, the building of various claims, the consolidation of the claims by two corporations and the advent of the 20th century. The exhibits weren't interactive... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Exhibits done in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institute provide an excellent introduction to mining. The historical exhibits focus on the town.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Ride the narrow train deep into the cold mine with real miners as your guide! A unique experience for all ages.

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Tucson
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum is great and one can fully envision what the copper mine and life at that time was. I learned so much on my visit.

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Tempe, Arizona
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Worth a visit if you're spending a day in Bisbee. Especially informative about the area's mining history.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you're doing the mine tour, you must top it off with a visit to the museum. The information takes you back in time to relive what took place in those days. Plenty of information and fun learning.

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Allen Park, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very interesting on how man worked in the mine. Would make a great tour for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years of age. Make sure you take home some ligature just in case they have to do reports.

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