Bisbee, Arizona

Introduction to Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee, Arizona, in Cochise county, is 79 miles SE of href="/places/arizona/tucson">Tucson, Arizona. There are an estimated 6,090 people in the city.

Bisbee History

Bisbee was established as a mining town in 1880 and soon came to be known as the ‘Queen of the Copper Camps.’ The city was named in honor of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the shareholders of the Copper Queen Mine. On January 9, 1902, a city charter was approved and the city of Bisbee was officially incorporated. In 1929, the Cochise county seat was shifted from Tombstone to Bisbee.

Bisbee and nearby Attractions

  • Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
  • Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden
  • Copper Queen Mine
  • Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
  • Karchner Caverns State Park

Things To Do In Bisbee

The city of Bisbee celebrates numerous festivals like the Bisbee Blues Festival, Fiesta de las Aves and the Brewery Gulch Daze. The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum provides absorbing insight about the city’s history. The Copper Queen Mine and the Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden are a must visit for tourists. Visitors can also visit the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and Karchner Caverns State Park while in Bisbee.

Bisbee Transportation

Flights are available from Tucson International Airport

Bisbee Higher Education

Cochise College, Pima Community College and the University of Arizona are the nearby colleges and universities.

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