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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-7071
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Ranked #4 of 20 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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Green Valley, Arizona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

A nice small museum which will help you appreciate the history of mining in Bisbee. Also some nice mineral displays of findings from the local mines. It is a relatively small museum so one can take it all in with a 1 hr visit.

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Henderson, Nevada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very well done with a great chance to learn about the mining in Bisbee. I enjoyed the history of Bisbee.

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Tucson, Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Many of the minerals exhibited were shown in the Smithsonian and all were taken from local mines. The historical perspective of the mining culture and recent mining technology were both very interesting.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just an OK museum - admission price a little high for what is offered - watch out for the very talkative docents !

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Saint David, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Its a great historical museum. Its very clean and informative. I do recommend this place for tourists. I don't live far from it, but decided to check it out one day and it was awesome.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a well preserved building with wonderful history about Bisbee. They have spectacular, authentic displays, and the volunteers that work their are very proud to answer any questions you may have. One of my favorite things at the museum is the display of the rocks and minerals. They are the most spectacular I have ever seen and I was... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was our first time in Bisbee, and we decided to check out the museum. Unlike most, the docents that work there know the history of the area and are eager to share. One in particular is Laverne Williams, and kind elder stateswoman who happens to be a former mayor of Bisbee. She is quick to let you know and... More

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lanex
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were very impressed with the creative exhibits. Part of the museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian. I was very impressed with what a staff of two and volunteers have been able to do. I thought we would probably be here for 30 minutes or less and we spent about 90 minutes.

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arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It was ok; Im from the Tucson area so already know a lot about the mines. Interesting if you don't know. However, given that its partly funded by the Phelps Dodge Co, realize that the info on the mine strikes are more than a bit biased...

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Al and Carrie were astounding resources. Loved their passion for Bisbee's history! Purchased Annie Larkin's book - highly recommended.

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