Ever been to the Sonoran desert? You need not cast away this region by thinking that the region and the desert have nothing to offer. Bisbee is a scenic town, akin to a haven in the middle of this desert region. To get to this town you need to drive to southeast of Tucson, where the Mule Mountains lie north of Mexico.
When you come to this town, considered a haven for the artists, you realize what draws people here. Ringed in by mountains, this town has a unique aura of its own. Those who drive into the town also find it a thrill, simply to arrive through a mountain tunnel, as if one arrives from the top and drop past homes on the way. The town, which was formed around a copper mining community, has quaint shops and bars to stop by, many of which standing here for many years.
Today the town is mainly about living cheap in a desert town that has an eclectic flair. You will find the local people to be a mish mash of hippies, recovering yuppies as well as painters, writers and miners of the old era. There are many academics who come here, especially in summer.
Bisbee flaunts a haven where people come to chill and slow down and that is something you can do as well. The Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum as well as Bisbee Restoration Museum showcase the past of the town which is mainly based around copper mining. If you visit the Queen Mine site, you can take up underground tours in this now abandoned mine. Homes here that were once part of the mining community can be found in the Old Bisbee area around Tombstone Canyon, which is also known as the historic center of the town. The Muheim Heritage House, to be found here, has grand furniture, belonging to the 19th century as well as flaunts great views of the mountain and gardens.
You will also like the Copper Queen hotel that was the anchor of the town, an architectural gem that has been renovated and is also a much sought after place to stay for travelers to this town.