Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
4.5
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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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Beth K
Shawnee, KS1,690 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This museum was only mildly interesting to me, but I was glad we went. It happened to be right in front of our hotel and we had some time to burn, so we decided to stop in and learn more about the history of Bisbee and its mining history.
Written 9 December 2023
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Jackie H
Oakville, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very interesting museum housed in the old company head quarters. Friendly, informative volunteers. Good collection of local history, mining stories and memorabilia.
Written 3 December 2023
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jennifer b
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Lovely little museum-displays were well done and so interesting! Very professionally laid out and easy to navigate.
Written 15 October 2023
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Jake S
Alexandria, VA244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A small, but informative and interesting museum that is a local affiliate of the Smithsonian. Lots of information about Bisbee during its copper mining heyday. DON'T SKIP THE 2nd FLOOR! it's a beautiful mineralogical display of the variety of ores from the mines around Bisbee.
Written 7 October 2023
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SnooksintheDesert
Phoenix, AZ580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A must-see in Bisbee - this Smithsonian affiliated mining museum is well worth the time & nominal cost. Lots of exhibits on two floors to look at & old mining cars outside.
Written 31 May 2023
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The museum is located in the city center with nearby carpark. The people who set up the exhibition did a great job, it’s all very good explained how it was started and closed down. I have enjoyed it very much.
Written 30 May 2023
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Polly8402
Phoenix, AZ9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This museum is definitely worth a visit! It has interesting displays on life in the western settlements and, of course, the mines. The collection has items we have not seen anywhere else. Everything is presented creatively.
Written 20 April 2023
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asa s
Tacoma, WA6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The museum itself is very good and interesting. The staff that run it are woke bigots and offensive...not helpful at all.
Written 27 March 2023
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fungramma51
CA178 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The display areas are quite small and if more than a couple people trying to look you can’t see anything so if you’re behind a group that reads every word on every display (and there are a lot) you might as well just jump ahead of them and come back to it later. The best part is the upstairs where there is a mining and mineral exhibit with some very nice mineral specimens. There is a small gift store. The staff was very friendly.
Written 22 March 2023
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SammyMom
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I've lived in the DC area and visit museums whenever possible. This little museum is one of my all-time favorite museums. The displays were interesting, informative, and well-organized. Highly recommend!
Written 28 February 2023
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