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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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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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Very very educational tour

The Copper Queen Mine tour is very worthwhile.After donning protective clothing and hard hat with flashlight,you ride on a train over the rails for a 45 minute tour underground... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Copper Queen Mine tour is very worthwhile.After donning protective clothing and hard hat with flashlight,you ride on a train over the rails for a 45 minute tour underground into a now closed mine.The docent used to be a miner and was outstanding in presentation and conversation.Not much else to do in Bisbee but tour,and this is good

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is very interesting and is a must stop. It show how rough life was in this mining town. An interesting note. The miners were issued a candle to see with and at lunch time it shows that the miners would use the candle to warm up their lunch.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a few hours and was really interesting to learn about life in Bisbee over the years. This is a 2 story museum and was told The Smithsonian did the upper floor. It is laid out nice and has plenty of artifacts to keep you going.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My spouse and I went down to Bisbee on Memorial Day after seeing a documentary about the town on TV. The museum was our first stop and we learned quite a bit about Bisbee's mining past and its history. The layout of the exhibits is great and done in an orderly way, so you don't miss anything. The videos, photos,... More 

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Rio Rico, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to this museum was very informative and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Bisbee. It is a fairly complete history of both the area and the mining activities that have gone on since the late 19th century to present. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The layout is great, several floors that take you into different exhibits. The old-timey photos are interesting, and the displays of gems are the best! The Smithsonian could lend a hand to create even more recreations of what the miners lives were like back in the day. What they have is good, but more would be better! Overall, a bit... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

A must do tour when in Bisbee area. . Well organised and safe trip on a unique train underground. Makes you appreciate the miners that worked there. Some still do as guides. Great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This museum will take you back in time, with a wide array of vintage and antique items, photos and stories. Price is a little high for the average museum.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The docents are very welcoming. We had fun looking at the old pictures and trying to imagine what it would have been like when the town was in its heyday.

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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is a must see in Bisbee! The employees were so very nice and knowledgeable. Great exhibits and you felt like you were transported back in time.

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