Set in the Mule Mountains, Bisbee is the state’s oldest copper mining city. The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum tells the city’s copper-mining history. The Queen Mine offers tours underground. The town of Old-Bisbee is filled with historic homes built by miners. The Muheim Heritage House offers 19th century furnishings and garden views. It’s the perfect place to get a feel for the city’s history.
The Copper Queen Hotel is a former mining camp. During its heyday, the copper mines here produced 25 percent of the world’s copper. The hotel is now an art gallery that features works by dozens of international artists. The Belleza Fine Art Gallery offers a unique experience. The café serves homemade cookies and other delights. Tourists can visit Bisbee’s past as the “Queen of the Copper Mines.”
The town is a mecca for whimsical artists. Its murals are adorned with colorful images and paintings. The Belleza Fine Art Gallery features paintings by more than a dozen local and international artists. Visitors can purchase original artwork at the gallery, while stopping in for a cup of coffee or a cookie. Once known as the Queen of the Copper Mines, Bisbee continues to inspire visitors with its colorful past. At one point, the town produced twenty-five percent of the world’s copper.
The Bisbee Museum is a popular stop for art lovers. It is free to visit and contains several stories of items donated by locals. The museum is open to the public, though donations are welcome. Once the museum has opened its doors, the community can get creative. In addition to creating a vibrant art scene, it is home to the world’s only Native American cemetery. While the Bisbee museum is open to the public, donations are necessary to keep it operating and maintaining its displays.
The town has many bars and breweries. The High Dessert Market Cafe is a unique experience. Featuring a unique blend of cuisine, wine, and live performances, this cafe is a local gathering place for the local community. During your visit, make sure to stop by the local brewery, which is located in the High Desert. Its friendly vibe is a hallmark of the town. The brews at the High Dessert Market are well worth checking out.
Visitors will be delighted to discover the quaint historic downtown area. The town boasts Victorian-style houses and the state’s elegant art deco county courthouse. The CBD of Bisbee is compact, but hilly, so you can’t avoid traffic in the city. The town’s three museums are a must-see, as are its historic buildings. It also has a thriving art and cultural scene. There are two museums in the city, as well as numerous galleries and a local music venue.