Bisbee, Arizona: Queen Mine TourYou're given a heavy yellow rain-slicker, a hard hat, a flashlight, and take a small train down into the depths of a freezing cold (47 degrees and wet) copper mine, which closed in 1975. Fun!
- 478 N. Dart Rd, Bisbee, AZ
- I-10 exit 303. Drive east on Hwy 80 for 49 miles to Bisbee. After the tunnel, take the second exit (Historic Old Bisbee/Mule Pass Rd) and go straight. The Queen Mine driveway entrance will be straight ahead.
- Daily tours 10:30-3:30 (Call to verify)
- Adults $13.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
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Queen Mine tour
Near Tombstone is Bisbee, AZ, a world-famous mining town which features a tour of the Queen Mine. You're given a heavy yellow rain-slicker, a heavy hard-hat, and a heavy flashlight powered by batteries containing sulfuric acid, and take a small train down into the depths of the freezing cold mine, where you learn the history of Bisbee and the mine, and how things worked and operated in the mine. It's great fun, and I suggest taking the short drive out to it if you're ever in the Tombstone area.[Andrew Friedenthal, 08/08/1999]
March 2014: Photo added.