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Bisbee Travel Guide: 111 reviews and 365 photos

The natives

Bisbee is one of the easiest places to find yourself in a conversation with a stanger. This is Bisbee native Ely who has competed and won the Bisbee Hill Climb competition. If you're not impressed just wait until I upload a photo of the hill - you'll never believe anyone could make it up and back. Here he is in a building he built himself and is planning to add a home to someday. Many of the local homes were built by the people who later lived in them. Ely grew up in a home built by his father.

Lots to do

This is a picture from inside the "trolley" bus tour. Taylor got a little sleepy but when she woke up she still remembered what our tour guide told us about the Bisbee flood and fire of years past.

The trolley tour is very easy to find at the base of Main street. Don't pay for parking there if you don't have to. There is free parking north of that lot (up Brewery Gulch) and west if you follow Main street. Sometimes those lots get filled quickly but you may find on-street parking. The trolly is a great way to get a basic view and some history of Bisbee. The Lavender Jeep tours are a great way to see the hills, backroads, unique homes and hillside artwork of the town. The Lavender Jeep tours start next to the trolley stop, as well.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Abundant local culture, lots of art, great Sunday society at the Bisbee Coffee Co. and elsewhere
  • Cons:Some of the people are crazy and they speak, too (but they're harmless)
  • In a nutshell:For writers and artists there are few places better than Bisbee!
  • Last visit to Bisbee: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 23, 2004
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    A wonderful piece of our history. Nice to see they are keeping it alive.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2007 at 4:00 PM

    Very interesting and enjoyable description of this forbidden and a bit strange place nowhere. I stopped there for a while in 2003.

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