Sunday, August 19, 2012

Adventures in Bisbee

Kyle and I drove up to Bisbee yesterday to explore and see what this crazy little town was all about. We had the most amazing time!! The town basically sits on a mountainside and has a tiny population of about 1,500 people. 

We started off the day by having lunch here:

If you are a fan of Ghost Adventures you will recognize this hotel: The Copper Queen Hotel. It is the longest running hotel in Arizona and is also one of the most haunted. 

Lunch was amazing and it was such a cool feeling being in that hotel.

Next we headed off to the Copper Queen Mine Tour. We thought it was just a walk through type thing like in Tombstone. Not even close, we were outfitted with jackets, hard hats and lights:

We were taken 1500 feet underground on this trolley car type thing. It was a nice 47 degrees inside the mine. 

It was an awesome experience!!!!

We had some time to kill before our Ghost Tour, so we spent time walking around and taking in the sights:

Main Street

This house below is the Oliver House. 27 people have died here and is considered to be the most haunted place in Arizona. It is now a Bed and Breakfast.

This statues was erected after 9/11. The Angel on the left is looking down as if she is protecting those who survived. The Angel on the right is looking up as if she is honoring those who passed on that day.

Statue honoring all of the miners of Bisbee

We had a yummy dinner at a mexican place called Santiago's! It was amazing! Some of the best mexican food I have ever had. At about 6:30 we headed over to the mining museum and waited for our Ghost Tour to start. We were even more excited when we realized that our tour guide, Renee, was actually on the Ghost Adventures episode from Bisbee:

This picture was taken at a playground, it was once the town cemetery. Creepy!!! 

She of course took us around to all the most haunted areas and even told us about an actual Ghost Hunt they do at the Copper Queen Hotel. I think we may be doing that sometime in the near future.

Overall we had a great time! Bisbee is a fun, hippy town where all the locals are super nice and welcoming. 

I hope you all have had a great weekend!!


  1. I enjoy driving through Bisbee, I've done it a few times on the way to Mexico or back from Mexico. My mom used to have bears sold in a shop down there! It's such a diverse little town, and I love the houses there!

  2. So scary and the mexican food sounds delish!

  3. So, can you plan one of these weekends for us here in El Paso? Because you totally have the stay-cation thing down!


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