1631 South Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone: (520) 458-7900
Fax: (520) 459-2603
Arts & Museums
The Fort Huachuca Museum is a famous fort which houses a lot of artifacts that are part of the Fort Huachuca when it was first constructed.
The Rose Tree Museum and Bookstore celebrates the largest rosebush in the world. The Tombstone Rose was planted in the 1800s and continues to thrive today in the harsh Arizona climate.
The Bird Cage Theatre opened in 1881 and closed in 1889. During that short time span, there was a 24 hour a day, 365 day a year poker game in the basement and non-stop entertainment upstairs from some of the day's top musicians and actors. In the concert hall section, the area was divided up into cages (thus, the Bird Cage) where prostitutes could entertain their clients. Visitors stop by nowadays for glimpse of old Tombstone and to see if they can spot one of the many spirits that purportedly haunt the property.
This museum, the Smithsonian Institution's only rural branch, documents the history of Bisbee's mining days from boom to bust. Located in the town's main plaza, it's a must-see for anyone interested in mining and minerals; it features a huge mineral display as well as photographic exhibits, most notably the "Old miners were tough" section about daily life in the copper mines. Admission cost is very nominal.