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Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving

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Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving
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“dry suit”(22 reviews)
“dive shop”(18 reviews)
Bonne Terre Mine is an unique abandoned Mine. When the mine closed in 1962, the pumps wer turned off and it flooded. We maintain the lake level with pumps for the Boat/Walking Tours and the Scuba Dive Operation. All year long the temperature of the...more
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185 Park Ave, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-1763
+1 888-843-3483
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were camping at St. Francois State Park and decided to make the 12 minute drive to the mines - not knowing anything about them - except for the highway billboards. From the parking lot, it was a bit underwhelming, however as soon as we...More

Thank n_weddle
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Very cool old mine and the boat tour is really neat. Worth the drive out from St. Louis and the $27.

Thank Carole S
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The tour seemed a little short compared to similar tours I’ve been on in the past, but it was just breathe taking and well worth the stop. I felt the tour guide was fairly knowledgeable. I generally don’t expect much with privately owned caves/mines, but...More

Thank gutterbabies
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour of the mine! Adam was our guide. He was very knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions. I have been on many tours in my travel and this one was a good bang for the buck!! The boat ride was...More

1  Thank cpelts
Reviewed July 2, 2018

A lot like a cave, this was a guided tour all about the mine here. It is cool, like a cave and even has some cave structures growing inside. The tour guide said he only was working there a month, but already he knew so...More

1  Thank TastyMagazine
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

When you pull into the lot your not sure what exactly you're in store for as it seems like it's in the middle of town, but don't fear! You will love it!!! Keep in mind the tickets are a bit pricey, but well worth the...More

Thank mhaller28
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is 1.5 hours from St. Louis and really a nice thing to do on a weekend getaway.The place is really good and well maintained.It was not that crowded and tours are usually in small groups.it contains tour of the mines with lot of...More

Thank praveen k
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This tour is very interesting which includes a pontoon boat ride through the mine. There are 68 steps down and 68 steps up so be aware. The cave was also damp do to the recent rain.

Thank FunSeekerGA
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour. I was very impressed! My favorite mine. Awesome pillars, awesome tour guides, and awesome boat ride. Bre and Adam are awesome.

1  Thank Branden D
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic tour with a rich history. I have done the tour 2 other times prior and was very impressed with the knowledge, information and details provided. The most recent tour was led by "skippy" who was more interested in making jokes throughout...More

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Seana G
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Doug G | Property representative |
There 65 steps in and out of the mine if she is comfortable doing stairs she should have no problem
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Doug G | Property representative |
No there are 65 steps in and out
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from deborahccardwell | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a diver (tremendous fear of water) but all the folks I saw had the full scuba gear. I was just down there for the boat ride (yep, I was a bit nervous but it was fine). Their website has a contact link so I'm sure... More