Back before most of you were born, mining town Bisbee
was a bustling western town. Today it's a quaint historic town with a substantial artist community, with a charm so genuine tourists will be surprised to learn of its bygone, strife-ridden eras. There are a number of beautiful old hotels restored (like the Copper Queen) to their 1800s charm, countless antiques shops, and a mining tour that's so fun and authentic you have to wear a helmet, headlamp and slicker! A trip to Bisbee is a treat for the architecture of an old town nestled in a quiet valley alone.
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