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Copper Queen Mine

Highway 80, Bisbee, AZ
520-432-2071
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Bisbee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mines, Tours, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The mine has been closed for many years but the tour lets one relive the days when it was operating. You first put on a hard hat and special jacket and then mount a little tram to ride into the tunnel. I believe it goes about a mile underground. We even saw where the donkeys that pulled the ore cars... More

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Groton, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

What an experience! Our guide, Doug, is an experienced deep miner who treated us like he was training us to go to work in the shafts and drifts of a real mine. This was not just a tour of a closed mine but an education of how it is done, without the risk of injury. We spent over an hour... More

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New River, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Guided by retired miners from the mine. A must-do for the history and understanding of Bisbee. Lots of information and gives a good understanding of the work of miners.

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Chandler, AZ
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86 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You felt like you were back in the late 1800's mining days. Many of the guides were decendants of the actual miners. We enjoyed this tour so much. A lot of history and real life experiences. You gotta do this tour when you are in Bisbee.

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Bisbee, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Travel back in time to see what miners had to do every day to get the copper, gold, or silver out of the ground. The experience is special with the feeling of the past and also the feeling that is not available with a movie or a book. It is cold in the mine, 47 degres, even when it is... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Copper Queen Mine tour is fun, and gets you into the mine with information and anecdotes from men who were miners "back in the day". Have taken friends here twice who enjoyed this memorable tour, and we enjoyed it the 2nd time also.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a great tour that features the history and legend of Bisbee, AZ. I believe the cost for the tour is $13. Be sure to dress a bit warm as the tour takes you down to much cooler temperatures. Expect to learn as well as having fun. You get outfitted with a rain coat and headlamp in the main... More

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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Not being a fan of underground activities, I was pleasantly surprised how interesting and informative this trip was. Very experienced guides (former miners) really made it entertaining. Wrap up warm - it is chilly down there - and yes, you really do need the slickers, hat and headlight :)

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I've never felt claustrophobic but I wondered how being 1500' down in a mine would affect me. The answer was not at all. We donned helmets, slickers (it was drippy in places) and lights for our trip. There were 3 stops, the first to see if anyone got freaked out, the second to see a stope where miners worked and... More

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Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a wonderful experience for children. The gentleman who guided us into the mine was extremely knowledgeable, having working in the mine for many years. He made it interesting for the cildren as well as the adults.

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