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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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Good for history of the area and mining

Was happy to see a lot of historical information about the area included along with the history of mining. Exhibits were various types: some photos, some things you read, some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Spokane, WA
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Spokane, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Was happy to see a lot of historical information about the area included along with the history of mining. Exhibits were various types: some photos, some things you read, some things you touch, and some videos to watch. There are exhibits younger kids will find interesting like the "morph your face" exhibit and the Tonka dump trucks they can play... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We learned so much about mining and the history of the town of Bisbee by visiting here. And don't forget to go upstairs to the "Dig In" exhibit!! The museum has some nice hands-on exhibits for the kids too. One of my favorites was the life sized tire exhibit showing how massive the equipment tires are. (The tire dwarfs the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited this museum on a day trip to Bisbee. Been through Bisbee many times but never stopped and looked around. The museum volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable! This museum is very interesting and I soon discovered I would not have made a good miner!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

In the old mining company offices and now a beautifully done and intimate record of how Bisbee felt in its heyday. Bisbee's amazing history is well served here, the displays unique (they are now a Smithsonian partner, and it shows especially in the upstairs exhibits). History buffs: check the Bisbee news archives for the Bisbee Deportation records. This museum beats... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good stop. Very informative history and kept us precoccupied while we waited for the tour to begin. The kids really enjoyed it.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is an outstanding museum. The photographs alone are worth the visit. Those old-timer miners were one tough bunch. I sort of wish I had been there to see all of that, but that would make me 110 years old, and I feel bad enough already at 78.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This museum is not to be missed if you are visiting Bisbee. It includes a great exhibit on the miners and mining in Bisbee and the history of the town. There is also a beautiful collection of various gems and stones found in the Bisbee area. Be sure not to miss the second floor.

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The museum had a fantastic layout and was both interactive and informative. I am a history buff and I had a field day.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our day down to Bisbee was a lot of fun for all. We Had a very nice lunch and a great walk through the Town. The people are very friendly and helpful.

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Bisbee, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are many great attractions inside the museum for young and old alike. I learned a lot about Bisbee's history.

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