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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Address: 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone Number: 520-432-7071
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Bisbee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this small rural museum chronicles the history of the...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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Washington, DC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The enterprising management of the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum managed to secure Smithsonian grants, plus support and in-kind donations from mining companies, which enabled this museum to professionally design and install the exhibits. The displays of mining technology and environmental impacts are augmented by a concise historical section that provides a good grounding in local lore, including an overview... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Actually rode an old mine trolley after we were dressed in our mining gear. Went into the mine about 1500 feet and heard great stories by an old prospector that worked in the mine. Had to make reservations online ahead of time. the trip took about and hour and a half. Worth the money to visit.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Perfect opportunity to spend about 1-2 hours learning more about Bisbee and the Copper Queen Mine. I heard they were affiliated with the Smithsonian? It shows! Their exhibits were impressive! There is also a small gift shop stocked with my favorite items to bring home - books!

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Who knew a Smithsonian quality museum would be in this cute little town? So glad we visited. Docents were welcoming and knowledgable. Displays were engaging and extensive. Great stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great in-depth exhibition of the town's history. Definitely worth the entry fee. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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176 reviews 176 reviews
78 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great photos and important historical events covered. Kids would love this place. Not sure if second floor was handicapped accessible. 2nd floor looks like you are entering a mine shaft and has a monster tire that the kids can sit in for pictures. Must see in Bisbee, we have been there numerous times.

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New York City, New York
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66 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed just stepping inside the former mining HQs building with its posh imported wood-paneled board room (alas, the mine manager's office -- now the research library-- was closed). The Smithsonian partnered with this museum to upgrade their upstairs permanent exhibit on copper mining that made this the biggest town between St. Louis & San Francisco in the 1920s. But... More 

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Wyoming
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a good museum! Miss Melva was a lovely local who informed us with very good information. It was gratefully our first stop and very worth it. I read everything and loved it all.

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Vancouver, BC
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum is a must see while visiting the historic town of Bisbee. It is really well set up and interesting. The town has a spectacular history. This museum outlines a great deal of that history in a visually satisfying way. The displays were clearly professionally set up to be both informative and attention getting. I... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was particularly fun for me as my dad was a copper miner in MI. My 8 yo grandaughter thought it was fun, the tour guides were very informative and made the experience!

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