View of the Lavender Pit from the pullout on Hwy 80

Bisbee is a town in Southeast Arizona, and the county seat for Cochise County.


Bisbee is an old mining town, established in 1880 and named after Judge DeWitt Bisbee who was a financial backer of the Copper Queen Mine. After mining operations ceased in 1974 the town reinvented itself as an artist community, and it now attracts tourists not just for the vibrant cultural scene but also for its well-preserved architecture. Notable are its many Victorian-era houses built into the hillsides, some of which even today can only be accessed by foot.

Get in

From Sierra Vista, head south on Highway 92, or west on Highway 90. From Tombstone, head south on Highway 80.

Get around

Old Bisbee is very pedestrian-friendly; the easiest option is to simply find a convenient place to park, and walk from there.

Bisbee Bus, tel. 520-364-4474, offers public bus transportation Monday through Saturday between Old Bisbee and Naco, and points in between.


Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Doors of the Cochise County Courthouse


Shrines atop Youngblood Hill


Cultural activities


Main Street





The historic Copper Queen Hotel



Go next

Routes through Bisbee

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