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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
+1 520-432-7071
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Good supplement to Copper Queen mine tour

The mine tour will educate you about how mining was done and this museum will educate you about the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
aussiewanderers
,
Sydney, Australia
So interesting

My husband and I made our way over to do the tour finally after moving to the area 9 months prior... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crobles28
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Arizona
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“first floor” (13 reviews)
“two floors” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
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"
in 17 reviews
"great introduction"
in 4 reviews
"nice little gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"great displays"
in 4 reviews
"interesting information"
in 5 reviews
"worth the admission price"
in 4 reviews
"small town"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"local history"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"copper queen mine tour"
in 7 reviews
"copper queen hotel"
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"exhibits"
in 75 reviews
"smithsonian"
in 59 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The mine tour will educate you about how mining was done and this museum will educate you about the effect of the mine on the town.

Thank aussiewanderers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I made our way over to do the tour finally after moving to the area 9 months prior. The tour was super interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the ride down into the mine with the hard...More

Thank Crobles28
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bisbee Museum has a variety of exhibits that informs you of the history and origin of this mining town and how it developed to have the largest population between San Francisco and St. Louis.in the 1880s. There is a display that exhibits the variety...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learning the history of the area and the mines of the area was amazing. Seeing the way the miners of old had to go through in order to make a living.

Thank Çynthia S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bottom floor is dedicated to Bisbee history. It covers a surprisingly detailed aspect of its history --- the formation then the "deportation" of the miners union. Upstairs, they focus on the actual mines and the minerals that come out of them. You simply cannot...More

Thank Alex G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great museum! The photos of old Bisbee along with lots of information about copper mining make this a “must-see” stop. Interesting and informative. Cute gift shop.

Thank Martha F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Docents are knowledgeable and friendly. The museum is FREE. They have walking tour books...FREE. Stop here first and get the history of this great little town and then go explore.

Thank Robin B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the building looks large, the museum is not that big. There are two floors, giving the history of the town, the basics of mining history and includes many artifacts of mines in the area. Both children and adults enjoyed the exhibits. The gift shop...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Museum staff give an overall break down of the mining years in Bisbee then let you wander on your own to explore. Nicely laid out Museum, very interesting & informative, staff are friendly & knowledgeable.

Thank Classy99
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

An interesting look at Bisbees' history and mining. Set over two floors it has several interactive displays which the kids will enjoy.

Thank Ruth M
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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
22 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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