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At 47 degrees Fahrenheit year round, the Queen Mine is the coolest place to be in the summer anywhere in Arizona.  The Queen Mine operated from 1877 – 1975. It has seven levels with 143 miles of passageways. The Mine has natural ventilation due to the many shafts and drifts.

Outfitted in hard hat, miner’s headlamp and a yellow slicker, thousands of Bisbee visitors descend into the Queen Mine Tour each year—heading underground and back in time. Tour guides, retired Phelps Dodge employees, lead the group 1,500 feet into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama.  Adding a personal touch, the miner-turned-tour guides help visitors experience what it was like to work underground.  Some of the tour guides are already in their 80’s.  So, come visit soon.

Old Bisbee Map

Five tours depart each day, seven days a week, from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Old Bisbee’s business district, off the U.S. 80 interchange.

9:00am, 10:30am, Noon, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
$13 for adults
$5.50 for ages 4-12
(taxes are included)
Children under 4 are free.

Prices subject to change
Tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Read about the  Queen Mine Tour history and the Bisbee mining history.

Browse through the beautiful rocks at the gift shop inside the Queen Mine Tour building.  You can also pick up brochures and maps at the Bisbee Visitors Center next to the gift shop.  Our volunteers are willing and ready to help you plan a wonderful visit in Bisbee.

Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum is another “must see” while you’re in Bisbee.  It’s part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Affiliations Program, the first museum in the southwest to be designated – and distinguished – as an Affiliate since 1998.  Once a year the Mining Museum also sponsors a Turquoise Hunt where rock hounds can hunt for the valuable Bisbee turquoise – the Bisbee Blue.  (2013 Turquoise Hunt is cancelled, call around mid year 2014 regarding 2014 Turquoise Hunt.)

 

 

 

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A blog about Bisbee and Bisbee events by Gym Club Suites:

About us:  Originally built in 1903 as the YMCA, it is a registered historical landmark.  Renovated in the 1980′s into a 17-unit apartment building; now it is a popular vacation rental for long and short term stays.

For more info: www.gymclubsuites.com

To view our suites:  http://ow.ly/1TcVv

For Bisbee Events:  http://ow.ly/1SNm7

Follow us on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/BisbeeAzLodging

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warrenbpThe Warren Ball Park in the Warren District of Bisbee, Arizona is the oldest professional ballpark in Arizona.  In 2009, we celebrated its 100th birthday.  To read more about the history of the ballpark and the famous players, including Babe Ruth –  click HERE.

The Warren Ball Park is the home of the newly formed Bisbee Ironmen.  Doubleheaders will be played every Friday and Saturday until July 6th.  The week following will be tournament week.  Schedule is subject to change.  So chick HERE to check the most current schedule and the tournament schedule.  You can also call 520-432-4372 for more information.

The Bisbee Ironmen are also on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bisbeeironmenbaseballinc.   Here you will see profile photos of the players as well as the players in action.  Some of the players are staying at the Gym Club Suites until July 15th.  Come say hello and get your baseball/cards autographed.

vintagebaseballWarren Ball Park is also the home of the annual Copper City Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament.   The tournament is normally played at the end of March or the first part of April.  Read about the successful tournament in 2013 – Tournament, and see photos too.

The ballpark has been a venue for other events, such as the Bisbee Blues Festival (September 2009-2012) and Bisbee Youth Day (July/August 2012-2013).   During school year, it’s also the home of the Bisbee Pumas football team.

Directions from Old Bisbee:  80E to traffic circle.  Take 2nd right onto Bisbee Road.  Continue on Bisbee Road until it becomes Douglas Street.  Douglas Street will end at the ball park.

Addition reading:  Pride of the Ironmen dlvr.it/3bL0jk 

The Warren Ballbark  Arizona Experience

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A blog about Bisbee and Bisbee events by Gym Club Suites:

About us:  Originally built in 1903 as the YMCA, it is a registered historical landmark.  Renovated in the 1980′s into a 17-unit apartment building; now it is a popular vacation rental for long and short term stays.

For more info: www.gymclubsuites.com

To view our suites:  http://ow.ly/1TcVv

For Bisbee Events:  http://ow.ly/1SNm7

Follow us on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/BisbeeAzLodging

Facebook Page:   www.facebook.com/GymClubSuites

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