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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
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... more » 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. « less
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Have to agree with others that this is a fine little 2-part museum 1) interesting Bisbee history -- more important than we know today; and, 2) an interesting exhibition on mining and mineral display. The docent on duty the day I went was also very friend my and informative.

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Seattle WA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This town is incredibly cute with all the historic building built on the hillside a must stop for anyone passing through the area. You can take a tour through the mines The giant strip mining hole is kind of depressing to see. But once in town it is a delight would recommend it to anyone. Museum was very interesting.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A buddy and I went here while our wives got a pedicure. The museum is in the old mining headquarters building and is right near the brewery gulch area. They were renovating the yard around the building but this did not affect the tour at all. We started out the tour chatting with docent Charles for about a half hour.... More

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Bisbee, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Provides details not readily found elsewhere. A superior collection of artifacts, a very proper staff.

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Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The mine tour was pretty detailed and fun! We enjoyed the history it gave to the area. The shop and museum were equally good. If you enjoy learning about local history this would be a place to visit!

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