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Good Enough Mine Tour

5th & Toughnut Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
520-255-5553
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Ranked #3 of 13 Activities in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Mines
Owner description: The Goodenough Mine is one of the twenty five producing silver mines in the Tombstone Mining District, which started the mining boom which resulted in... more » Owner description: The Goodenough Mine is one of the twenty five producing silver mines in the Tombstone Mining District, which started the mining boom which resulted in the incorporation of the City of Tombstone. When you take the tour, you will be shown through the original 1879 workings by a knowledgeable guide, and learn all about nineteenth century hard rock silver mining. You'll see what the ore looked like, learn about how it was processed, see some beautiful rocks and minerals, and artifacts and structures that have been in place for 130 years. This is one of the mines owned by Ed Schieffelin, the founder of the town, part of the Tombstone Mill and Mining Company, which he founded as well. The Goodenough Mine Tour is the most authentic and unique attraction in the City of Tombstone, and you'll see the results of the hard work of the miners. It's an experience that you will enjoy. « less
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Green Valley, Arizona
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121 reviews 121 reviews
21 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Took the tour over Labor Day weekend. The admission office suggested waiting on the patio of the adjoining bar and have a beer or two until the tour started. I did not hear anyone announce the tour, but noticed many people coming out of a little wooden building with hard hats on. I did not hear anyone announce that hard... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were giving our visitor from Thailand a tour of Arizona which included Tombstone. The Good Enough Mine was something that my wife and I had not done yet so we added it to the bucket list. The tourer guide was fun and informative. He gave us a better understanding of how the town of Tombstone got started deep in... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

James was our tour guide and he might have had a drinkypoo before conducting the tour...he seemed a little forgetful at times and could not answer a lot of questions regarding the mine. The ticket sellers also encouraged us to go get a drink at the saloon to bring into the mine. um, no thanks..not very professional. Maybe he was... More

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Raleigh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm the author of a few books on Tombstone's history and this tour is a step back in time. I was so glad they opened the mine and take people back to the 1880s. Without mines like these Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the OK Coral would not even be known to us today. This is on my list... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I actually had planned to take my boyfriend to the Queen Mine Tour in Bisbee but got confused and ended up taking him here. We paid $12 for this 45 minute tour, which was walking around and learning about mining culture and then going into the actual mine. The guide was very informative and clearly knew his stuff and it... More

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Garden City, New York
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Interesting tour, did learn some things. We had a great guide (unfortunately cannot remember his name). Our group consisted of 12 people which was a great size. I can't imagine going with any more than that. Kind of tight in some spaces. Inexpensive for the 45 minute tour. Nice and cool in the mine. I wouldn't say it was top... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took the 45 minute tour today and had a fun time. Tour guide clearly knows his stuff, but also seemed like he had grown a little tired of it. The group was very large and it seemed like we spent a lot of time waiting for the group to catch up. I would say that about 10 of the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The tour was about 45 minutes. The guide was very informative and funny. Our group had almost 40 people in it which was a little to crowded. Try to get into a smaller group. The mine was a cool 67 degrees on a 100 degree day! Felt like a nice break from the sun.

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We took the 45 minute tour based on the reviews on tripadvisor. Unfortunately our experience did not live up to the expectations. The tour consisted of the two of us and another couple. The tour guide rushed us through and we could barely hear him talk. He never introduced himself or acknowledged us. We suspect that he may have been... More

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Carey G, Senior Tour Guide at Good Enough Mine Tour, responded to this review

I would like to apologize for your bad experience at the Goodenough Mine Tour. The day in question was unusual- We had a tour guide home sick, another who had to work at his other job, and I was conducting two consecutive 3 hour Toughnut Mine Tours. We had to use our ticket booth attendant to run the tours out... More

Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our family took the tour and had an awesome time! Our guide James was awesome! He was not only extremely informative but entertaining as well!! What a gem of a find and how fortunate we are to have shared in a piece of Tombstone history!

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