Things To Do In Bisbee, Arizona

Here are some of our recommendations for Things To Do In Bisbee, Arizona plus Lodging, Dining, History, Events, and lots of photographs.

Colored Postcard of Bisbee, AZ circa 1905. Courtesy of Goose Flats Graphics & Publishing, Tombstone, AZ.

Colored Postcard of Bisbee, AZ circa 1905. Courtesy of Goose Flats Graphics & Publishing, Tombstone, AZ. You will be amazed and delight at how little Bisbee has changed.


Things To Do

Bisbee is a mining town, or was. Like many mining towns it is situated up against a steep hill. Walking the streets of Bisbee is a journey back to the late 19th and early 20th century. Just exploring the shops, restaurants, galleries, and other establishments housed in these fine old buildings is a pleasant way to spend a morning or afternoon.

The primary historic district includes Main Street, Brewery Gulch, OK Street, Tombstone Canyon, and much of the surrounding hillsides.

Bisbee has several fine art galleries and antique shops. A lot of folks go there just to people-watch. One might describe Bisbee’s hippy & biker inhabitants as “colorful”. The old saloons, such as St. Elmo’s along Brewery Gulch, are good places to make acquaintance with the indigenous population.

I have generally found Bisbee-ites of all stripes to be friendly and helpful. More than anything, Bisbee is a pleasant state of mind: laid-back, a little quirky, but with a definite sense of community. The people who live here really want to be here.

Bisbee’s Attractions

Bisbee Mining MuseumSee our original videos of two of Bisbee’s main attractions:
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum and
Meet Pete on the Queen Mine Tour.

Lodging Recommendations

Hotel San Ramon, wonderfully restored, excellent service and attention to detail.

Calumet and Arizona Guest HouseArizona & Calumet Guesthouse B&B This is a fine Bed & Breakfast located in the Warren District two miles south of Old Town Bisbee. In this video you will meet Joy Timbers, the proprietor.

Eldorado Hotel Suites
The Eldorado is 12 roomy suites located on OK Street. The front suites overlook Brewery Gulch. Very comfortable.
Inn at Castle Rock and Hazel’s Table 10 Private Dining
As quirky as the town itself. A fun experience.
The Copper City Inn is a fine “new” addition to the Bisbee Hotel group. See the Review.
Other Bisbee Lodging Reviews You May Find Useful.
Bisbee Grand Hotel
Copper Queen Hotel

Dining Recommendations

Santiago's Restaurant Bisbee

The Bar at Santiago’s Mexican Restauant, Bisbee.

Bisbee has some of the best restaurants in all of Southern Arizona. Of the 9 Southern Arizona Restaurants that we rate 5-Saguaro (Best of the Best), three are in Bisbee. For our Bisbee Dining Reviews, click Here.

Bisbee History

The Bisbee Massacre is about a robbery in 1883 that went bad … real bad.
For other stories of Bisbee’s History visit here.

Bisbee Slideshows

Bisbee is extremely photogenic. Take your camera and see what compelling images you can capture. See our slideshows below.