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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

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Address: 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone Number: 520-432-7071
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Description: 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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Fun and Historic Attraction

Our tour guide for the mining tour was a minor back in the day. He was incredibly knowledgeable and had some really awesome stories about his time in the mine. This is a must-do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We walked in to the museum not knowing what time they closed. After the man took our money, he informed us that they were closing in 10 minutes. We wouldn't had paid had we known. We were rushed through and we didn't get to see the video that spoke about the history. It would have been great if we would... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide for the mining tour was a minor back in the day. He was incredibly knowledgeable and had some really awesome stories about his time in the mine. This is a must-do when visiting Bisbee. Definitely dress warm, and wear some comfortable shoes- it is VERY cold down there!

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az
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If your looking for what it feels like to be a miner working in the mine you need to see the meuseum and tour the mine. It is awsome experience. Meuseum has a fanyastic display of minerals in verious stages of finish along with models of the mine showing the historical aspects mineing. It is a great experience.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We intended to take the tour of the Copper Queen mine but because we were early, we took the museum tour first and I'm glad we did. It was set up great and what I learned there played a part in the mine tour. Check out the metal disc at the top of the stairs to see how important they... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We toured this museum while awaiting our copper mining tour to begin. We visited for under one hour. It gave us an informative understanding of this mining town in its hey day. The fee of $7.50 was reasonable.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very interesting with intricate displays and history. Really enjoyed the mineral exhibits and gift shop.

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Cocoa
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nicely laid out museum experience in a beautiful historical building. Presents a thorough history of Bisbee and the copper mining industry. I enjoyed visiting with the volunteer historian who is a retired miner. Young children will be bored, but kids ten and up will appreciate the exhibits and information.

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Picacho, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This small museum is an extension of the Smithsonian. It shows. The admission is reasonable and the exhibits are excellent. They provide a great history of mining in the area. Copper put Arizona on the map so to speak and the museum helps explain why.

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Angola, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very nice explanations and displays. The town history is covered on the first floor and the miners history and copper mining on the 2nd floor. It's not to large and could be covered in an hour. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It is well worth the 1 hour! Our tour guide was very informative about the actual mine and had a number of "stories" to make it entertaining as well. It give you some appreciation for what miners back in the day had to endure for a day's pay of 30 cents.

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