Bisbee

Delve deep into Arizona’s mining past in Bisbee, a town of colorful architecture and equally colorful characters.

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Whimsical, colorful, and a perhaps a little haunted, Bisbee is anything but an ordinary destination.

Founded in 1880 as a mining camp, the town’s rich copper ore quickly catapulted Bisbee onto the map as the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco. Miners flocked to the town for the work as well as the play, enjoying off hours in a stretch of rowdy saloons known as Brewery Gulch.

While mining operations have ceased, Bisbee’s draw is as strong as ever. Today, visitors stroll pedestrian-friendly streets lined with local restaurants and breweries, art galleries, coffee shops, and boutiques, and enjoy the view of colorful Victorian-style homes perched upon the hillsides. During the summer, the town's mile-high elevation means temperatures hover in the 70s ... a nice respite for those wanting to escape the heat. 

Those seeking to delve deeper – literally – into the town’s mining history can head underground for a guided tour of the Queen Mine. Or for those interested in the town's spookier side, an evening walking tour with Old Bisbee Ghost Tour will introduce the town's dearly departed.  

Plenty more fun pursuits await: Lavender Jeep Tours, hiking, wine tasting, and pub crawl straight down historic Brewery Gulch. Stay at one of Bisbee’s many comfortable hotels or bed and breakfasts, but don’t be alarmed if you find a ghost in your quarters – many of the town’s locales are rumored to be haunted.

 

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For Visitor information

Bisbee Visitor Center | 478 Dart Rd. | Bisbee, AZ | (520) 432-3554 | www.discoverbisbee.com

County It all started How High? Head Count
Cochise 1880 5,538ft 5,575

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