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Calumet & Arizona Hospital - Copper City Territory Tour - Big Jeep Tours - Bisbee Tours Attraction



$75 / Guest + tax
Capacity 1-4 Guests
Bring Refreshments
Nearly 35 Miles of Touring

Departs Bisbee, AZ


  • LAVENDER PIT OVERLOOK - Learn about open pit mining, Bisbee Blue Turquoise, and thickening ponds

  • CAMP NACO - See 112-year-old Army barracks, the mess hall, the hospital, and the officer's quarters

  • BORDER WALL - Touch the old border wall, see the new border wall, and learn about Patrick Murphy

  • CAMPBELL MINE - Visit the deepest mine in Bisbee and learn about hoist rooms, fire doors, and water doors

  • WARREN BALLPARK - See the site of the Bisbee Deportation and learn about the dreaded wobblies

  • HIGH ROAD - Take in high elevation views of the Copper Queen Mine, Old Bisbee, the open pits, and Warren AZ

  • CONVENIENT - Guest-preferred pickup and dropoff location

  • EDUCATIONAL - Dive into Bisbee mining, architecture, and people history


The 12 City Tour by Big Jeep Tours is a 35-mile adventure that takes visitors on a journey through every historic Bisbee neighborhood. While the tour is limited to pavement-only street travel, visitors are sure to be enthralled by the thrilling history and secrets of each neighborhood.

Starting from Old Bisbee, the 12 City Tour winds through the mountains before descending to visit every single Bisbee neighborhood. Along the way, visitors will learn about the mining history of Lowell AZ, Saginaw, Galena AZ, Tin Town, Don Luis, San Jose, Naco AZ, Bisbee Junction, Warren AZ, Bakerville, Jiggerville, and Old Bisbee AZ. Some of the highlights of the tour include the Shady Dell, the Evergreen Cemetery, the deepest mine, houses for the workers who built the first railway, Camp Naco, the “city beautiful" plan, the haunted C&A Hospital, Quality Hill, the Bisbee Massacre, and much more.

The 12 City Tour includes five planned stops and exits for photo opportunities, including the Lavender Pit lookout, Campbell Mine, Border Wall, Warren Ballpark, and High Road. However, visitors can request multiple photo and pit stops at any time during the tour.

One of the most intriguing stops on the tour is the Lavender Pit lookout, where visitors can see the massive open-pit copper mine that operated from 1950 to 1974. The mine, named after Harrison Lavender, was once one of the largest copper mines in the world. 

The tour also takes visitors to the Campbell Mine, which was the deepest copper mine in Bisbee. Here, visitors can see the remnants of the mine and learn about the hardships faced going deep. The Warren Ballpark is another exciting stop on the tour, as it is the oldest operating multifunctional ballpark in America that has been in continuous use since 1909.

In addition to these planned stops, the tour takes visitors through the Border Wall, a security fence that separates the United States and Mexico.


Overall, the 12 City Tour offers visitors a unique perspective on Bisbee's rich history and the impact of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company on the town. With its planned stops and multiple photo opportunities, the tour provides a comprehensive overview of every Bisbee neighborhood, leaving visitors with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for this historic and charming destination.


  • Mild adventure tour traversing narrow and hilly streets

  • Walking on even pavement and concrete

  • Recommended for guests who prefer a mild experience

  • Recommended for guests who love history

  • Guests with limited mobility can access all of the viewpoints


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