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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
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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Tempe, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very well done museum with Bisbee history and mining history. The upper floor is especially well done by the Smithsonian.

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Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great help from museum personnel locating records. Great resource. Excellent displays of local area minerals, historical mining operations and life in Bisbee.

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Austin, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This museum completely exceeded my expectations! It's full of thoughtful displays that give a balanced history of the area, mining, and life as a miner. I liked the old photos and artifacts, and the accompanying descriptions,which were well written and interesting. The highlight: hearing stories about Bisbee and mining life from the friendly staff. Don't miss this gem of a... More 

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Groton, CT
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153 reviews 153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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325 reviews 325 reviews
58 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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