Mystic Blues: Keith Allen Dennis commemorates the transitional nature of Southern Arizona on new album
Tucson Weekly By Jeff Gardner | Bisbee is located roughly 10 miles from the Mexican border, but a stroll through its colorful architecture and storied downtown proves the city is influenced by much more than governmental transitions. On his latest album “Liminal,” musician Keith Allen Dennis traces the transitional nature of Bisbee’s history, culture, spirituality—and yes, geography—in a musical style he calls “mystic blues.”
Glamping, Airstreams, yurts and a caboose: How to reserve the coolest lodgings in Arizona
Roger NaylorSpecial for The Republic | After a year of being cooped up, make this the summer you lay your head someplace new and different. Make this the summer you sleep weird. There’s nothing wrong with traditional vacations, but life is too short to always stay in square hotel rooms. If your tastes run beyond the ordinary, you have plenty of quirky options to choose from in Arizona.
COPPER CITY INN
Arizona Highways | By Noah Austin | Photo by Steven Meckler “There are many things to do in Bisbee,” Fred Miller says, “but one of the best things is to not do anything.” Miller runs the three-room Copper City Inn — which he opened in 2005 and now co-owns with his wife, Anita Fox — with that mantra in mind. Guests are treated to a bottle of red or white wine and a voucher for breakfast at nearby High Desert Market and Café. The Mary Jane Colter and Louie de Bisbee rooms are perfect for couples, while the larger Warren Suite includes a full kitchen and can accommodate up to four people. Each has its own décor and personality, but all feature a private balcony, soft lighting and soothing colors that encourage guests to relax. And Miller knows a thing or two about relaxing: He’s the longtime bartender and beverage manager at Bisbee’s Cafe Roka. “We want to provide people with a place where they don’t have to think about the stuff they left behind,” he says. “They can just be here and enjoy.”
SPENDING THE DAY IN BISBEE CITY, ARIZONA
Manifesting Serenity | A Lifestyle Blog | |Bisbee city is a 19th-century town that has all the quirky details to be on the lookout for, from intricate details in the architecture to the displayed antiques. This town is filled with history and so many stories, some are even spooky ghost stories! Museums, mining equipment displays, stairwells, statues, and original building framework filled the town, keeping the eyes glancing for more.
Beat the pandemic blues with a day-trip to Bisbee
Jamie Verwys, Special to Tucson Local Media Apr 28, 2021 | The town of Bisbee was once one of the state’s most bustling mining towns. In fact, by the early 1900s Bisbee was the biggest city between St. Louis and San Francisco, boasting a population of 20,000 in its hilly homes.
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Daily Beast | by Winston Ross | Each night at precisely 8 p.m., in the Mule Mountains of Arizona and the quirky town of Bisbee, a joyful fracas echoes across the steep walls of Tombstone Canyon. Some howl, some bark, some yip, like scattered coyotes caterwauling in the desert night.
Road trip inspiration: Here are 7 things you don't want to miss in southern Arizona
By Roger Naylor | Window shop in Bisbee At 5,300 feet, Bisbee sprawls in the canyons and gullies of the Mule Mountains. When the mines closed, much of the town was abandoned. That’s when folks of an artistic temperament moved in. Shops and galleries opened along narrow streets. Houses were refurbished, often set ablaze with color. Murals splashed across walls, sculptures sprang up in tiny yards and music spilled from every open saloon door.
Editor’s Choice Award: Café Roka Helps Couples Celebrate Relationship Milestones
The last year has brought a lot of changes to society, especially when it comes to entertainment and eating. The seasoned staff at Café Roka in Bisbee, Arizona, has weathered the restrictions and embraced the opportunity to bring food directly to people’s homes.
ANOTHER CAN'T MISS DESTINATION TO ADD TO YOUR LIST! RV LIVING IN BISBEE, AZ
Getaway Couple 57.3K subscribers | This Episode: We recently spent three nights in Bisbee, AZ. We didn't know what to expect from this old mining town, but it's safe to say we love it. This town was founded in 1880 when they started mining for gold, silver, and copper. They were actively mining until 1975! Since then, the area has become a place for artists, making it a very unique town indeed. With its rich history, amazing food, and eclectic vibe, we highly recommend adding Bisbee to your list.
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Back in the day, Bisbee was a major silver and copper mining hub, but now it's a quaint small town home to artists and retirees. With houses on cliffs' edges and a mine cavern that you can still explore, it's pretty picturesque.
Sweet treat bakery finds success
Photo by Mark Levy BISBEE – Two years ago, a little shop offering sweets and treats opened on Main Street not knowing what would happen. For Jackie Oatman, it was a chance she was willing to take. So, she opened Patisserie Jacqui and has been happily providing Bisbee residents and visitors a menu filled with all sorts of goodies for takeout.
Arizona Highways: THUY'S NOODLE SHOP
By Kelly Vaughn | Photo by Steven Meckler When Thuy Dang (pictured) moved to Bisbee from Vietnam nine years ago, she desperately missed the flavors of home — the spices, the heat, the way everything blended together to create steaming bowls of soup, noodles, rice, more. So, while her husband was at work, she Skyped with her friend.
Exploring Arizona in 2021: A wanderer's wish list of the state's most beautiful places
By Roger Naylor Spend a night at the Shady Dell This remarkable place is the closest thing to a time machine you’ll find in Arizona. The vintage trailer park in Bisbee offers beautifully restored aluminum trailers for overnight accommodations, as well as a bus and a Chris-Craft yacht.
Drivin' & Vibin' THE BISBEE AZ ROAD TRIP GUIDE
By Kyle & Olivia Brady | Founders of Drivin' & Vibin' The Bisbee AZ Road Trip Guide The Wild West. Those words bring about feelings of nostalgia, gun fights, mining towns and ghosts that wander the streets at night. That is Bisbee, Arizona. Bisbee is an old copper mining town full of secrets and ghost stories, Wild West Saloons and eclectic art galleries, exquisite dining and down home meals.
Arizona Highways: HIGH DESERT MARKET AND CAFÉ
By Kelly Vaughn Kramer | Photo by John Wagner There's plenty about Bisbee to make your heart spin: winding roads, historic charm and just enough quirk to jump-start your creative juices. Then, there's the cherry-almond bread pudding you'll find at High Desert Market and Café.
AZPM: Minke whale skeleton comes to Bisbee
Bisbee is now home to an animal not normally found in the Arizona desert. Monday night, a truck pulled into Bisbee carrying the bones of a Minke whale — a gift for the Bisbee Science Lab. The whale skeleton was donated by the College of the Atlantic in Maine and delivered in person by one of its professors. Etta Kralovec, a University of Arizona professor of education and chair of the board of the Bisbee Science Lab said they've been working on the acquisition for a year and a half.
AZBIGMEDIA: Here are 10 spots to capture stunning fall photos
Bisbee is a small, historic mining town right on the southern border full of beautiful trees, winding roads, stunning houses and architecture, and majestic mountains, and it’s perfect for any kind of fall photo op! And for a side adventure you can explore the steep streets or go on a tour of an old mine.
Madison McCormick, Speical to Tucson Local Media | Her mother stomped in, angrily snatching the Ouija board from Francine and her older sisters. She rushed outside, snapped it on her knee, and threw it away. Little did her mother know, the only way to close a portal to the ghost world is to burn a Ouija board. So began the decades-long haunting of the wooden house atop a grassy hill in Bisbee.
How Bisbee Laid the Queen of Copper to Rest
In 1877, an army detail was sent to the Mule Mountains in search of Apaches, but instead found signs of lead, copper and silver. Many would rush to what would later become the City of Bisbee for their chance of striking it rich. In 1902, Bisbee was incorporated and had been coined the “Queen of the Copper Camps” for its rich mineral presence. By 1974, the mines were depleted leading to the city’s demise until new residents moved in and began revitalizing the city.
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By Geoff Currier | Gretchen Baer’s new exhibit comes straight from the frontlines.
AZ WEEKEND’S ROAD TRIP GUIDE TO BISBEE
By Lisette Larson | If you’re from Arizona, you’ve surely heard of the historic mining town of Bisbee in Cochise County. In fact, Bisbee pulls visitors from across the country and even as far as Europe and Asia — all wanting to see what the quirky town has to offer. Built off its history as a bustling mining town, Bisbee’s architecture hasn’t changed much. Old brick buildings line the streets and hundred-year-old wooden floors line those buildings from within.
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visitarizona.com | Like Tombstone, just 25 miles north, Bisbee got its start as a mining town. In the early 1900s, it blossomed into the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco and boasted the nation's first baseball field. When the mine closed in 1975, the "Queen of the Copper Camps" avoided the ghost-town fate, and instead attracted artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and the other interesting characters that populate it today.
AAA | 10 Arizona Day Trips
Bisbee | Time to destination: 1 hour, 40 minutes | Once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco thanks to its mineral-rich mines, the mile-high small town of Bisbee, Arizona is nestled in the Mule Mountains, now known for its vibrant music and arts scene. For a look at the place that forged the town’s reputation as one of the richest copper sites in the world, take a tour of the Queen Mine (bonus for those looking to beat the heat: the mine stays a chilly 47 degrees, even in the summer). The town also claims more than its fair share of quaint cafes, art galleries, and historic architecture, such as the thousands of Depression-era concrete stairs that line the canyon, the Warren Ballpark (purportedly the nation’s oldest baseball field) and Copper Queen Library (Arizona’s first public library).
Readers Digest | 25 Small Towns That Are About to Become More Popular
Bisbee, Arizona Nestled in the Mule Mountains at 5,538 feet, Bisbee is approximately 90 miles southeast of Tucson in what’s known as the Sky Islands. A successful mining town in the late 1800s, it was recognized as one of the world’s most productive mineral sites. These days, the city of Bisbee includes several neighborhoods: the historic center, Old Bisbee; Warren, with its landmark Arts and Crafts–style bungalow homes; Lowell, with its funky mid-century-style street that’s been the backdrop in movies; and San Jose, where you’ll find the business district and Arizona’s oldest golf course. The town’s creative spirit, small population (approximately 5,400), current median home prices around $135,000, and cool temperatures (85 to 90 degrees in summer) are a big draw. It’s also an ideal locale for outdoor enthusiasts, birders, hikers, stargazers, and wine enthusiasts. Discover the best small towns in America to retire.
Weird Wild West
WORDS AND IMAGES FROM BISBEE, ARIZONA AND THE ANNUAL SIDEPONY MUSIC FESTIVAL. BY JOSIAH Q. ROE "All the best things in life are freaks" - Bisbee graffiti. 11 miles north of the US-Mexico border situated on a “sky island” in the largest desert in North America, the old mining town of Bisbee, Arizona and its three “suburbs” of Lowell, Warren, and San Jose, possess a people, culture, and charm as particular and peculiar as its location. A place where people build shrines overlooking town.