Fodor's Expert Review Copper Queen Mine Underground Tour

Bisbee Family

For a lesson in mining history, take a tour led by Bisbee's retired copper miners, who are wont to embellish their spiel with tales from their mining days. The 60-minute tours (you can't enter the mine at any other time) go into the shaft via a small open train, like those the miners rode when the mine was active. Before you climb aboard, you're outfitted in miner's garb—a safety vest and a hard hat with a light that runs off a battery pack. You'll travel thousands of feet into the mine, up a grade of 30 feet (not down, as many visitors expect). The mine is less than ½ mile to the east of the Lavender Pit, across AZ 80 from downtown at the Brewery Gulch interchange. Reservations are suggested.

Family Mine

Quick Facts

478 N. Dart Rd.
Bisbee, Arizona  85603, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $14, Tours daily at 9, 10:30, noon, 2, and 3:30

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