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Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine

Utah 48 (7200 South), About 25 miles southwest of Salt Lake City outside of Copperton, Magna, UT
801/252-3234
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Magna
Type: Mines
Description: The world's largest open pit copper mine.
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Eagle, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Due to the landslide it is closed until sometime in 2014. I called another number to see if you can see anything at all and they said no, due to safety precautions all is blocked off. Was bummed my 8 yr old son was unable to see it, but better be safe then sorry! My parents have been there before... More

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slc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

On April 13, 2013 an estimated 165 million tons of dirt moved, in a landslide. I believe it is contained to the mining area. It sounds like the visitor center and viewing area will be closed until 2014. Check the internet for some cool photos.

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The Wild West
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The mine is not open all the time and is seasonal .. we made the mistake of going when it was closed and it was ways out of town. Well worth it when we went back .

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Great views of a working open pit mine, with a well done associated museum. Has to be seen to be believed! Entrance fees donated back to local charities.

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Ogden, Utah
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53 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

OK, so it's a little prototypical, but if you want to impress your 6 year old son, go take him to see the biggest trucks in the state. Pretty cool overall. For his "remember the outing" present, my son filled a bag with magnetic rocks and still enjoys them. The visitors center is nice. Keep in mind thought that there... More

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South Jordan, Utah
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

When I was there, admittedly many years ago, they had a nice visitors center where you could look out over the pit, and get all kind of information about the mine specifically, and copper in general. And the size of the wheels on the ore trucks--amazing.

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Sandy
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Very interesting to learn about the mining and the BIG trucks they use!!! Had fun taking pictures and my son sat in one of the GIANT wheels for sizing..Just amazing!!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I got my kids all hyped up about going to the visitors center. I had heard it had just recently been redone, so I was looking forward to it. What we got was not quite that. The museum is old, small and there is no real sense of the copper pit. With all the money Rio Tinto pumps out of... More

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slc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

It cost, about 5$ to get in. Drive to the top of the open pit mine, and look down. Pretty simple, and yet an amazing view. Very good visitor center also. Worth the trip. It may have minimal visiting hours, so check first.

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Magna, Utah
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We enjoyed seeing the copper mine it is so deep. We liked seeing the big dump trucks and diggers. The big tires are fun to see too. The visitor vented is neat too.

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