Discover Bisbee Arizona

Bisbee Arizona

Welcome to Bisbee. Stroll its sidewalks and find delight in the many art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses, book stores & specialty shops. Visit the charmingly restored neighborhoods of Victorian and European-style homes perched miraculously on the hillsides. Unwind...relax...and find soothing respite from your everyday world. This will be your one stop online portal to everything Bisbee.

Bisbee Visitor Center
Located in the Queen Mine Tour building

478 Dart Road
PO Box 1642, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Ph: 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE; email

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The Copper Queen Hotel

Opened in 1902, it has been a stopping place for travellers, business tycoons, crooks, gamblers, celebrities and tourists for more than 100 years. As an iconic and distinctive part of a colorful mining town, the hotel has become known for more that its charm and hospitality. Ghosts reside there as permanent guests, at least according to tradition. There are three for sure: an elderly gentleman, a young boy and one of the town’s ladies of the night. The older man has been seen wearing his long hair under a top hat and appearing, often accompanied by the aroma of cigar smoke, in doorways or as a shadow on the fourth floor, near the Theodore Roosevelt room.  Guests are invited to report their encounters in the ghost register kept at the front desk. There are many entries in the book. The hotel became a movie star in the 1950’s. A film noir B movie, Violent Saturday, was filmed almost entirely in Bisbee and the Copper Queen, along with downtown streets and other structures featured prominently. Starring Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine among others, the movie brought the town to the attention of the wider world and Hollywood. As the years passed, the hotel continued as a prominent stop for visitors to town.  The poolroom off the lobby has been replaced by a charming saloon. The lobby with its high, wood beamed ceiling still features the massive leather couches and chairs that filled the space from its earliest days.  The Copper Queen was built because Bisbee needed a place for visitors to stay and over the years it earned a reputation for gracious hospitality and comfortable accommodations. It has survived for that reason—people are still coming to town and still want a great place to spend a night or two. It’s a good bet that the oldest continuously operating hotel in Arizona will be here for a long time to come.  Water color by Doug Hocking.

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Copper Classic Car Show Photo Credit -Steve Pauken

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