Just northeast of the Main Gate of the U of A campus, the Arizona State Museum exhibits pottery, artifacts, and contemporary objects while presenting important facts about the ways of life—including trading and commerce—of prehistoric and modern Native Americans. Don't miss the museum's permanent exhibit Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest. Phone 520-621-6302. The nearby Arizona History Museum, established when Arizona was a territory, features period rooms, the Mining Hall mine-shaft replica, photo exhibits, self-guided tours, and hands-on exhibits for all ages. At 949 E. 2nd St. Phone 520-628-5774. Free for kids 11 and younger. The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum—a Smithsonian affiliate—presents Digging In, a permanent interactive exhibit on the underground and open-pit copper mining that began in the early 1880s. Open year-round; at 5 Copper Queen Plaza. Phone 520-432-7071.
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