92 miles southeast of Tucson, sits Bisbee, Arizona. It’s historic architecture makes this old mining town visited by many. I was fortunate enough to explore Bisbee for a few days. I won a drawing for a two night stay at the Copper Queen Hotel. So a big thanks to Tempe Carpet Cleaners, for hosting a charity to raise money for the homeless, because I donated and won! And so I now post about quaint little Bisbee.
Bisbee is really cute. I’d heard great things about it, but never been. It was founded in 1880 and known for the gold, copper and silver mining. It’s small, population of 5500 people. It’s main street is quirky and quaint, filled with vintage and antique shops. It;s rich in history and art and has fun little spots to check out. Iy’s small so you don’t feel overwhelmed by people, and it’s just done well. There’s coffee shops and cute little eateries. Jewelry lovers will find cool little jems to add to their jewelry collection.
Things I recommend doing in Bisbee
- Old Bisbee Ghost Tour– Nite tours for $15 ( and dogs are free!) Check out haunted places in Bisbee
- Cafe Roka– Awesome food!
- Main Street– Cool shops and such. Get a early afternoon coffee or tea and peruse Main.
- Lavender Pit– Old open pit copper mine. Really cool view to look at. It was beautiful and eerie in a way.
- Bisbee Mini Museum of the Bizarre– Strange and unusual displays of oddities. Really quite cool to check out. There are is some random and strange art pieces from around the world
If you live in AZ, go visit Bisbee. It’s worth the drive and a piece of history. You will find an old mining town with character and a few great food spots and cool antique stores. It’s nice to take a moment to reflect back in history how people lived and worked. Bisbee gives you a glimpse into the past.