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“Informative” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Bisbee
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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.
Phoenix, AZ
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Gives some informative history of Bisbee in every facet; workers, family life, copper mining, equipment, politics, etc.

Visited September 2012
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Mineral specimens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Cost a few dollars to get in and well worth it, gives a great insight into the mining heritage of that part of AZ. The mineral collections were fascinating to look at and the exhibits well thought out. The staff were friendly and welcoming, eager to discuss the history in depth.

Visited February 2013
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Chandler, AZ
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237 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum - So Much To See”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Mining & Historical Museum provides a wealth of information about the copper mining days in the 1800 hundreds, tons of photos, antiques from the era, an actual tour of an old mine. My wife and I really enjoyed the history of the that era and the museum was a highlight of our stay in BIsbee.

Visited August 2012
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Braselton GA
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“QUEEN ANNE COPPER MINE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We rode a skinny rail with a board attached to it for our trip down into the mine. Took about 20 minutes to get inot the bowels of the earth. This mine was worked abourt 35 years in the early 1900's but there is still ore in the ground that gleams green in the right light. We were equipped with raincoats, hard hats and miner's lamps. Was an eerie feeling to be so far beneath the surface. When we turned off our lights. PITCH BLACK took on another meaning.
It is a long ride from Tuscon but well worth it.

Visited December 2012
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San Diego, California
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

In partnership with the Smithsonian, they have created a first class exhibit. The dioramas and interactive displays are very professional. Well worth it.

Visited November 2012
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