"Copper Center
Of The World"

Mining, History & Mexican Food

Miami marked the 2018 centennial with ‘100 Years, 100 Stories’; another clue to this community is the gateway sign just west of town on Highway 60 welcoming motorists to ‘the Copper Center of the World.’ 

Copper has been king for a century but Miami’s also famous for turquoise, chrysocolla and quartz mines. Tourists find their own treasure today mining relics in eclectic antique shops along Sullivan Street. Explore this page and we’ll guide you to the Mexican restaurants preferred by locals for savory specialties; tamales, tacos and recipes time-tested by generations of family cooks.

Photographers: look for the arches crossing Miami Wash; or

unique architecture and murals celebrating town history. Want a birds-eye view over Gibson & Sullivan Streets downtown? Climb famous outdoor concrete staircases that ascend above the tallest downtown buildings.

 

Brief History:  The 1870s brought prospectors seeking silver and gold, copper eclipsed them both and Miami became a bonafide ‘boom town’ at the turn of the century. Copper mining still provides for the most local jobs, with Freeport-McMorRan employing 750 people at its Miami operations; including 330 at the smelter and 187 at the mine.

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TOWN OF MIAMI, ARIZONA

Bullion Plaza

Museum

The Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the culturally diverse history, the human experience, as well as exploring the natural environment unique to the Globe-Miami region of Arizona.  Great family Museum.

Antiquing in

Miami, AZ

Take a drive down historic Sullivan Street in Miami, Arizona and step back in time. Like something out of "Back to the Future" it has a 1950 style soda shop, antique shops with hidden treasures, saloons and more.  This is historic Arizona at its best, with great treasures to be found!

Churches and Cathederals

Over 100 years old, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament was dedicated in 1917, incorporated in 2005 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. A tour of Miami, Arizona would not be complete without stopping at these historic Churches and Cathedrals. 

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