How to Spend a Day in Bisbee, Arizona The Wild West. Those words bring about feelings of nostalgia, gun fights, mining towns and ghosts that wander the streets at night. That is Bisbee, Arizona. Bisbee is an old copper mining town full of secrets and ghost stories, Wild West Saloons and eclectic art galleries, exquisite dining and down home meals. You’ll need more than a day to really get to know the inner workings of Bisbee, but if you’ve only got one, here’s how to spend it! About Bisbee, Arizona Located about 90 miles southeast of Tucson, and just five miles north of the Mexican border, Bisbee is the county seat of Cochise County in Southeastern Arizona. It was originally a mining town , but has resurrected itself as more of an arts community. This is thanks in large part to an influx of hippies in the 1960s. Bisbee is also a popular stop for tourists interested in historical towns, including popular mine tours and ghost towns. Founded in 1880, Bisbee has found success as a mining town focused on copper, gold, and silver. Because of the varied demand over the years, Bisbee’s population ebbed and flowed between 3,000 and 10,000 people over the years, reaching its peak population of 9,914 in 1960. Currently, Bisbee is estimated to have a population of a little over 5,000 people. A bastion of the “old Southwest,” Bisbee’s moderate climate makes it a popular destination for road trips and RVers. Though dry and […]