Bisbee offers a chance to enjoy mining history, varied and well preserved early 1900's architecture, good food, a variety of music, antique shopping, art galleries and a unique culture. Built in a canyon, houses cling to the side of the mountain, staircases connect homes between street levels, public and private art abound, take a walk, climb some stairs, explore our unique city, see beautiful views and find some of our hidden gems.
A great website to explore everything Bisbee has to offer is the Bisbee Visitor Center Website. The Visitor's center uses the tag lines, "Be refreshed", "Be out of step", "Be retro", "Be yourself", "Be inspired", and "Be unbound" for good reasons. Bisbee is about 10-20 degrees cooler than Tucson and Phoenix, it has a vibrant music and art scene, natural beauty and a rich sense of history. It's a place that has a creative culture and an appreciation of freedom, you can relax and be yourself. Bisbee is also a great location to use as a hub while exploring all of Southeastern Arizona and Cochise County.
At the Queen Mine, you can tour one of the oldest copper mines in state history. Don't forget to bring a sweater, it gets chilly down there.
The Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum offers a view of the history of Bisbee. Learn about the rich history of mining, how the town was founded, and what life was like a century ago.
If you are interested in outdoor activities, plan on exploring the Chiricahua and Huachuca Mountains, Southeast Arizona's "Sky Islands". Bird watchers come from around the world to view the feathered inhabitants. There are opportunities for hiking, picnics, and beautiful scenery everywhere. Take time to see the San Pedro Riparian, Chiricahua National Monument, Ramsey Canyon, the Folklore Center, and much more.
Don't forget to take in the amazing caverns at Kartchner Cavern State Park. This "living cave" is truly worth seeing, but be sure to make reservations. Their web site offers online reservations, hours, and entrance fees. If you are still eager for underground exploring after the caverns, check out the local mining history.
Cochise County Courthouse
Copper Queen Mine Tour
San Pedro River
In Bisbee's own unique style our annual events, may or may not happen on the same weekend (or even month) each year, so instead of giving you an exact date, we'll list events by season and a link to the festival or event's webpage for more exact information.
Year round you can enjoy the Farmer's Market every Saturday at Vista Park in Warren, from 9 am to 1 pm.
Every second Saturday, come to Bisbee and enjoy the Bisbee After 5 Artwalk. Many galleries and stores are open until 8 pm, there are usually musicians playing on the streets, art openings and more... There's a different theme each month, come and enjoy!
New Year's Eve Celebration
Turquoise Hunt - Organized by the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
4th of July Coaster Races, Parade & Fireworks
Garden Tour - Usually the 2nd weekend in September
Halloween in Bisbee - There's street dance the weekend before at the Copper Queen Hotel, All of the bars will have parties on the weekend closest to Halloween.
Festival of Lights & Small Town Holiday- Organized by Bisbee After 5