It’s Impossible Not To Love The Most Eccentric Town In Arizona
There’s definitely no shortage of strange places to visit in Arizona, but none quite compare to this quirky small town. Bisbee is home to just over 5,000 people, yet tourists pour in to experience its mining history, European architecture, vintage shops, hotels, and restaurants… oh, and let’s not forget about the random staircases everywhere! Keep reading to find out what makes this little gem so unique. It’s probably the most unique small town in Arizona.
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Unique Small Town in Arizona
Where are some interesting, unique places in Arizona?
Arizona has more than its fair share of quirky and unique places. For example, the tiny town of Superior is a living ghost town, having once been the site of a booming mining economy. Nowadays, it’s a lot quieter, but the landscape surrounding the little town is very, very interesting. If you choose to drive to the town of Kearny from Superior, you will drive through an active copper mining site, which might make you forget you’re in Arizona and could instead make you feel like you’ve landed on Mars. There’s the Mystery Castle in Phoenix, built by a reclusive man and left to his estranged wife and child when he passed. It’s still open to visitors, and we definitely recommend it.
What are the most interesting small towns in Arizona?
Arizona is full of small towns that are historic, unique, or otherwise interesting. Perhaps one of the most beautiful small towns in Arizona – if not the world – is Sedona, a semi-arid desert paradise in north-central Arizona with towering red rocks and awe-inspiring canyons surrounding it. To the north of Sedona is Flagstaff, which might be the biggest small town in the state. It’s a laid-back, recently booming little place that you’ll want to move to, plus, it’s home to Lowell Observatory, the discovery place of the planet Pluto (it’s still a planet in our hearts). In the southern part of the state are areas like Kansas Settlement, which quite literally does look like Kansas, but with beautiful mountains off in the background. There are also the wineries and rolling green hills of Elgin and Sonoita, which are just southeast of Tucson. Your choices don’t stop with those, either – there are tons more!
Are there any historic places in Arizona?
Lots! Arizona was once the heart of the wild, wild west, and there are plenty of places around the state that are simply riddled with an interesting history. You’ll find historic buildings in nearly every town and city, especially the older ones. For example, downtown Tombstone, Arizona, is world-famous for being the home of the O.K. Corral seen and mentioned in so many western books and movies. You can visit it to this day. Other towns where you’ll likely find more historic buildings and places than others include Jerome, a ghost town turned artist’s haven, Bisbee, a living ghost town with a population of a little over 5,000 people, and Oatman, a fascinating old western town in the heart of a mountain range where you’ll find wild burros roaming the streets among all the historic goodies. Interested in more interesting historic towns in the Copper State? Check this article out for inspiration.