Arizona October 24, 2017
Why You’ll Want To Spend An Entire Day In Arizona’s Most Unique Town
Arizona is full of adorable little towns. Some are
exceptionally pretty; others have lots of interesting things to do. Here’s an Arizona town that’s unique because it has a lot to offer: beauty, entertainment…and it might even be haunted!
The little town of Bisbee is southeast of Tucson, just a few miles from the Mexican border.
This pretty little town is home to around 5,200 people, and is the county seat of Cochise County.
When copper, silver and gold was found here in the late 1800s, Bisbee became a booming mining town. It was incorporated in 1902; by 1910 more than 25,000 people lived here. Over the decades, eight billion pounds of copper alone was mined here.
There's no doubt about it - Bisbee is surrounded by natural beauty.
The Mule Mountains surround this town, providing some truly spectacular scenery.
One of its most unique characteristics? Bisbee is said to be haunted!
Like many mining towns, Bisbee has a pretty wild history. The town once had more than 50 saloons, and when you mix alcohol with prostitution, gambling and greed...you end up with violence. Many buildings here are said to be haunted by people who were murdered.
Take a ghost tour to hear creepy stories about Bisbee's ghosts.
Bisbee was once voted the Best Historical City in the Country, and you'll see why when you visit. Start with a tour of the Copper Queen Mine.
Put on your hard hat and go right down into the mine, where your guide will tell you all about its history and show you how copper was mined here.
You'll find the Copper Queen Mine at 478 N. Dart Road.
Stop by the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum.
The museum is located at 5 Copper Queen Plaza.
It's full of mining equipment, photos and memorabilia. Historic displays show you what it was like to run a mine at the turn of the century.
Spend some time walking Bisbee's Main Street.
The buildings here are so well-preserved and charming that you'll want to take a lot of photos. You'll also find plenty of interesting shops to explore here.
Grab a bite to eat at Bisbee's Table.
This charming little restaurant is full of fun mining memorabilia, and the food is tasty, too. It's located at 2 Copper Queen Plaza.
You'll be so charmed by Bisbee that you might not want to leave at the end of the day. Stay overnight at the Copper Queen Hotel.
This historic hotel was built in 1902, and has quite the history. You might even see one of the three resident ghosts!
Have you visited Bisbee? What did you love about this little town?