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Good Enough Mine Tour

Address: 5th & Toughnut Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: 520-255-5553
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Ranked #3 of 18 Activities in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mines, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The Goodenough Mine is one of the twenty five producing silver mines in the Tombstone Mining...
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Type: Mines, Sightseeing Tours
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.

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Corydon, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

History and exercise! You walk down a lot of steps to go into the Good Enough Mine. Of course you have to walk back up all the same steps to get back out. Our guide said you only have to walk up half as many steps going back if you take them two at a time. You will learn a... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I was on a tour of this mine back in the early 80's,then it was closed for a while,reopening a few years ago,and the tour is better now then then. Our guide had a good knowledge of the history of the mine and of the area. He kept the fact coming long enough to be interesting,but not too long to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Frankly, I enjoyed the mining tour more than the OK Corral reenactment and the Ghost Tour. Tombstone was built off of the silver mining industry and this gives you some great insight into the area. The rocks and artifacts are cool and the tour guide is informative. All fitness levels were on our tour, so it's accessible for almost everyone.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We checked out this mine tour when visiting Tombstone Arizona. I was a bit leary because they have people out in the streets rather agressively selling the tours. While waiting for the tour to start they suggested we take advantage of the rather rough looking saloon they had set up and assured us we could take our drinks with us... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is great if you like caves. You go a fair way down into it, but it's well-lit and not taxing or cramped. They had artifacts to show and gave a lot of history.

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Chandler, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This was an excellent tour as the many other reviews contest too. Our guide, Cary or Gary (not sure) was very knowledgable about mining operations and he made the ~45 minute mine walk very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this stop over when in Tombstone.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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137 reviews 137 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable and had participated in opening many parts of the mine. Hi personal input really made the tour extra interesting. We took the tour during the fall and we were the only ones taking the first tour. I had ankle surgery recently and was concerned about the steps, but I went anyway. Well made steps and... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Carey was an excellent guide. The fact that he has assisted in clearing out debris to prepare it for tours made it a great tour. We loved his knowledge and first hand experience. We hope they keep clearing out debris to make the tour even longer in the future. We'll pay extra to see more next time. It was one... More 

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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The environment these miners had to work in back then truly shows how spoiled modern Americans are now. The tour goes through the mine showing how it was dug and the equipment used. It was a little gimmicky, but it kept the kids entertained while still providing history.

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Magnolia, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
47 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I am so glad I got talked into taking this tour. Our guide showed us how the hand drilling tools were used (he competes in drilling contests). He was full of information and answered all questions we had. I think I saw the other guy people thought was tipsy--I woundn't have liked to take a tour with that guide. Do... More 

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