Thursday, May 5, 2016
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center
One of the first things you notice as you drive down the main streets in Globe and Miami AZ are the huge piles of tailings and overburden. Underground cooper mining began in the early 1900s but soon gave way to huge open pit mines which are still operating today.
A good portion of the museum is dedicated to the Mexican and Slavic immigrants who came to work in the mines. Displays with donated items explain the customs that the immigrants brought from their home countries and how they adapted to living in America. Other exhibits cover mining, minerals, Native Americans, McKusick tiles, military history, and ranching.
An accessible entrance with a door bell is located at the rear of the building. The ringing of the bell may not be noticed by the museum staff so a member of your party may have to alert them.
RVs will fit along the street at the front of the building. The rear lot is small so park along the street in the rear or walk/ roll from the front street parking to the rear entrance.
Museum 33.39402, -110.8795