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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

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Address: 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
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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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This is a great museum. Clearly a place that has been worked upon with pride. The displays, the written word, the visual impacts and the mineral samples are outstanding. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sandy V
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Kamloops, Canada
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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great museum. Clearly a place that has been worked upon with pride. The displays, the written word, the visual impacts and the mineral samples are outstanding. The staff is interesting and helpful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staffed by friendly people this museum was worth the price. I learned a lot about mining and community life in Bisbee. I thought the exhibits could have flowed a little better. That's my only criticism. I enjoyed the museum and would recommend it.

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Gilbert
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The History of Bisbee is very interesting. How the mining town was started and still going strong. The Smithsonian exhibit was very interesting too.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lady at the entry was a delight; a native of Bisbee; and full of information as she oriented us to what we would see in the museum. It's an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and gives great detail of the days and difficulties of copper mining.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful time! Te guides were all retired miners who worked the in this mine so they knew the workings inside and out. Highly recommend taking this tur.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is well worth a stop. Allow 1-2 hours. Stop here after you take the Queen mine tour. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum but it tells the story of Bisbee, primarily the mining industry, in a entertaining way. They partnered with the Smithsonian Institute in creating the exhibits and the expertise really shows - lots of multi-media and interactive stations. You can really get a good picture of what life was like in the mines, how the city... More 

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Ventura County Coast, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This museum is in partnership with the Smithsonian and it shows. This is an excellent museum. The docents are very friendly/chatty but easy enough to excuse yourself from if you want to explore on your own. There is an interesting balance of the history of the town/the science of mining/and the natural history of the area. Worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This museum provided a lot of knowledge about the development of Bisbee and the lives of the miners. I enjoyed the details about the miners’ lives. It is well worth the admission price.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Museum and library. Hoped to get some ancestral information and Delores the research librarian was wonderful. Lots of books, article and photos.We all learned so much.

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