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Bisbee, Arizona: Copper Queen Mine Tour

You're given a helmet, mining lantern, and safety vest, then taken by train 1,500 feet into the depths of a chilly copper mine that closed in 1975. Tours conducted by retired mining employees. Mandatory safety briefing. 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 Copper Queen Mine driveway entrance will be straight ahead.
Daily tours 9, 10:30, 12, 2, 3:30. Reservations required. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $16.
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Queen Mine Tour

But tickets online ahead of time. Tours sell out fast.

[Lisa, 04/03/2024]
Queen Mine Tour

Our guide was an older man who actually worked in the mine while it was active. They have different exhibits showing how mining changed over time with increases in technology. Super cool.

[Alex, 10/31/2021]

Queen Mine tour train.

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.

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