Thursday, January 30, 2014

downtown bisbee arizona

we went to bisbee last year, and it was a cute little town, but we didn't really get the full bisbee experience. we'd heard that although bisbee started as a mining town, it was more of an artsy town now, but we didn't do our research and we got a late start to the day, and so we missed out on doing the queen mine tour as well as really being able to explore and enjoy bisbee to its full potential. not this time. this time my mom researched it, found out what we should do, and made reservations at restaurants and a hotel; we were going to do bisbee right. and so we did. 

as you enter bisbee, you'll pass through a small tunnel, after which you'll see the queen mine on the right and the town of bisbee on your left. after you pull off az-80, find a place to park, everything is accesible by walking. right away you'll see the bisbee mining and historical museum in the copper queen plaza, but if you follow along main street you'll see art galleries and cute shops galore. you'll also see beautiful buildings built in the early 1900s and signs promoting the great bisbee stair climb, an annual event on the 3rd weekend of october, where people run a course around bisbee that includes over 1000 steps, on nine stairways, that are in and around bisbee. if you're daring or just dying for some good exercise, you can walk the course; it's a great way to see bisbee.  





hotel suggestion: the jailhouse inn (520.432.8065) it's a super cute little hotel, right as you enter bisbee, built into the old jailhouse. the rooms are neat, clean, and have really cool artwork. rooms are about $80 a night.

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