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Good Enough Mine Tour

5th & Toughnut Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
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Ranked #2 of 13 Activities in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mines, Sightseeing Tours
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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137 reviews 137 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
47 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Started our weekend with this tour. Our guide, James, was a knowledgeable person who had a great sense of humor. Just really a laid back guy who engaged with the kids, and was really the core of this tour. I was able to take a lot of photos which is great, because this is what I came for. James encouraged... More

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Verteillac, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited the mine as part of our silver wedding anniversary celebrations (see what we did there?) and thought the tour, conducted by Carey, was fantastic. Very informative and with care taken to point out areas where you need to watch your footing a little. We came away in awe of the men who worked this mine under really difficult... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You put on a hard hard and walk down into a mine. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, and very engaging. The underground mine is an easy walk, although there are 60 steps up and down. Once you get to the bottom of the steps, the mine trail is very easy to navigate with the guide talking and giving very interesting... More

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Belton, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was by far the best time and money I spent. My tour guide was funny, entertaining, great with the small children, and a little eccentric. I can see how some people might think he is tipsy but it seems to be his personality! The tour is not a formal tour. We were hardhats and that is about it. The... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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126 reviews 126 reviews
22 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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