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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
+1 520-432-7071
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Very educational, great visuals

This museum was surprising, in that it the exterior is completely "old Bisbee", but the interior is... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Karen B
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Surprise, Arizona
Has a lot to offer

We have been to Bisbee several times and finally decided to take our time and visit the museum. It... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
TimWW_ELP
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El Paso, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“first floor” (13 reviews)
“two floors” (8 reviews)
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5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
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+1 520-432-7071
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"first floor"
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"self guided tour"
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"two floors"
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"bisbee mining"
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"great introduction"
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"nice little gift shop"
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"great displays"
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"interesting information"
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"worth the admission price"
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"small town"
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"couple of hours"
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"local history"
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"on display"
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"copper queen mine tour"
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This museum was surprising, in that it the exterior is completely "old Bisbee", but the interior is an extremely modern, well-kept museum. It was just the right size to spend a little time, and full of life-size dioramas to give you a good idea of...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have been to Bisbee several times and finally decided to take our time and visit the museum. It is a good way to spend an hour to three hours exploring the ways of the past that have made the Bisbee of today.

Thank TimWW_ELP
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the museum in Bisbee and were completely surprised at what a wonderful job they had done on their historical site I think it was the best museum we have ever been to Very professionally done Very knowledgeable and friendly volunteers A nice...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Well worth 1-2 hours of time to learn about the area's mining industry, the people who settled here, the life during that time, and how mining affected the landscape. My husband and I have decided to return to this museum in the future--well worth the...More

Thank jeb80
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Go see Bisbee if not for the great distance it would be overwhelmed with people. You step back in time and see the building and character of a mining town great museum and you can research the library as well.

Thank george m
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here after our mine tour and really enjoyed this museum. We were given a great introduction to Bisbee and the museum by one of the member of staff which helped painted a picture of what Bisbee was like in its...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Very interesting exhibits depicting the mining history of Bisbee. Friendly staff to answer any questions.

Thank Donna G
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Next to the mine tour this is one best things to do in Bisbee. Do the Queen Mine tour first. Then this will make more sense and interesting. The staff knows a lot about the town and the museum and can answer a lot of...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It was nice. The exhibits were nice and informative. It is really small and only takes a short time to go through the whole thing. Nice gift shop and friendly staff.

Thank Erika D
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very good displays that were set up by the people of the Smithsonian. The self guided tour was informative and entertaining.

Thank Keith B
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tweetymaster
25 February 2018|
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Response from ZorraTucson | Reviewed this property |
David M.'s reply below is right on the mark. The public parking lot is a short walk from the mine itself.
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Craig P
24 December 2014|
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Response from Craig P |
Thanks for the response. We will be sure to plan a visit on one of the 363 days the museum is open.
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Craig P
21 December 2014|
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Response from seawitchflorida | Reviewed this property |
Phone: 520.432.7071 You might call and check holiday schedule or even call the Copper Queen Hotel which is across the street and part of the same history of Bisbee
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