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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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Great trip into the hillside

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Engaging history of Bisbee, including the people who came here and got it all started. The exhibits are fun to explore, and the upstairs section focusing on the minerals and miner's experiences makes it fun for all ages. This is a very pretty building, and I'm sad that on previous Bisbee visits I didn't want to come in. Don't make... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

this is very interesting ...good way to explore Arizona history and the happenings of way back when...

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Want to thank the two ladies who work there, sorry don't know there names, for all the great information they gave us regarding the history of Bisbee and of the copper mines. Thanks again, from the red bracelet lady and her husband.

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Woodstock, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Interesting exhibits shedding light on Bisbee's historical past. Fantastic interpreter-he really was very knowledgeable and personable. We chatted with him quite a while after the tour. He even stopped us in town the next day and we chatted some more. Really enjoyed the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This little gem of a museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian and it shows. The ground floor exhibits are interesting, especially those that reveal the mindset of turn of the century America. The top floor gem and mineral exhibits are awesome. Its bookstore has publications on western history not commonly found elsewhere.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

After we took the Bissbee golf tour we walked across the street and toured the museum. The museum helped you understand the history of this mining town and mining today. It helps you appreciate the early settlers and the life of a miner.

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