By Anne Thomas
Bisbee
Arizona
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The picturesque town of Bisbee, Arizona is located 90 miles southeast of Tucson. Named after Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee was one of the richest mineral sites in the world. After the closing of the mine, Bisbee became a haven for artists and retirees. The community offers monthly events to the travelers who come to Bisbee to enjoy the town’s unique history.

Escapewizard.com invites you to book your trip to Bisbee, Arizona and learn about its rich mining history. The city can be accessed through the Tucson International Airport (TUS). You can book your flight today with Escapewizard.com by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  Bisbee offers a number of hotels and accommodations for tourists.  Visit Escapewizard.com’s hotel finder at this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay.

Located in Bisbee, the Copper Queen Mine is famous for producing the most copper in any mine.  Escapewizard.com invites you to take a tour right through history. For over 100 years, the mines produced 8 billion pounds of copper, 2.8 million ounces of gold, 77 million pounds of silver, 30 million pounds of lead, and 371 million pounds of zinc. After the Copper Queen Mine closed in 1975, the mayor at the time decided to reopen the mine as a tourist destination. Experienced miners who can take you safely through the mine guide the tour. Queen Mine tourists ride in to Mule Mountain on a mini train as the guides recount their stories and experiences as miners.

Escapewizard.com welcomes you to visit one of the Smithsonian’s Affiliates. The Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum has been an affiliate since 1998. The museum has preserved the history of Bisbee and encourages visitors to enjoy the story as well. It is located right by the Queen Mine Tour so you can experience the town’s mining history first hand.

The Bisbee Mini Museum of the Bizarre is a fun place to visit if you like seeing strange things!  This museum has a shrunken head, a mold of Bigfoot’s foot and proof that Jim Morrison still might be alive. And that’s just to name a few things.

Afraid of the dark?  We hope not! Escapewizard.com encourages you to take the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour. At night, you will be guided through the Old Bisbee streets and alleys to learn about what haunts Bisbee to this very day. After the walking tour, hop in to the hearse for the Hearse Tour. A real hearse! Fittingly name, Jeepers Creepers, the hearse takes you through town to visit some of its scariest spots not mentioned in the Ghost Tour.

If you visit Bisbee during the Cochise County fair, you will enjoy live music, carnival rides, games, livestock, a rodeo and delicious fair food. Started in 1924, the 2011 fair will be Cochise’s 87th fair to date! Bisbee also hosts the 1000 stair climb once a year to promote physical fitness.

A few more places to visit include the Stock Exchange Saloon, and the Bisbee Visitors Center, where you will be able to take historic Walking Tours. The Muheim Heritage House Museum is a perfect example of 19th-century architecture.

Escapewizard.com encourages you to take your next vacation in Bisbee, Arizona. With its charming mining history, we know you will have a memorable time. Visit EscapeWizard.com to book you stay today!