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Bingham Canyon Mine

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Sr 48, Bingham Canyon, UT 84006
+1 801-204-2025
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This is an incredible mine... Such beautiful colors! So sad the visitor center is closed. I'm sure... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Glynda M
Bakersfield, California
via mobile
Dirt Road to an Amazing View

Our foreign exchange student wanted to see the Bingham Copper Pit. Reading reviews on TripAdvisor... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2015
Racquel A
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“copper mine” (21 reviews)
“visitor center” (14 reviews)
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Sr 48, Bingham Canyon, UT 84006
+1 801-204-2025
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is an incredible mine... Such beautiful colors! So sad the visitor center is closed. I'm sure it would have been a highlight of our trip.

Thank Glynda M
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Our foreign exchange student wanted to see the Bingham Copper Pit. Reading reviews on TripAdvisor, I remembered the visitor's center had been destroyed in 2013. But, I read a review that said they "had their life in their hands" driving up a dirt road to...More

9  Thank Racquel A
Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you're in the Salt Lake City area, a visit to the Bingham Canyon "open cast" mine is a surprisingly fascinating thing to do. The scale of the work will blow your mind - and talking of blowing things up, you could be lucky enough...More

1  Thank CastawayKnight
Reviewed June 24, 2015

We couldn't get into the mine because it was closed due to a landslide that destroyed the visitor center, However, the exterior hillside of the mine was awesome with many different colors. Wish we could have been able to tour the mine.

3  Thank Virginia C
Reviewed May 31, 2015

I travel to Utah for a few weeks every year for business and was sadenned to hear about the landslide that closed the visitor center inside the mine. Last year we found a bus tour company online (City Sights Tours) that does a 4 hour...More

7  Thank Martin S
Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Visited this site years ago and was amazed at the size. Interesting to learn about the process and watch the trucks. Recently saw it from the air as we flew into SLC. So impressive. I think boys would live the big trucking equipment.

2  Thank SCfish
Reviewed August 30, 2014

brilliant! never seen something like this before, and will come again if have a chance.cool place to visit.

2  Thank Summer G
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Haven't visited there for a while but when we took our younger family at the time, it was a great experience. I understand now that they have improved their surroundings.

1  Thank Christine051943
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The 2d largest open-pit copper mine in the world experienced a significant earthquake. The tourist center was destroyed and operations were shut down. We are all waiting to see how long it will take to resume operations. Mother nature strikes again!

4  Thank Kapaluafan
Reviewed May 12, 2013

it slid off the mountain and is now rubble in the bottom under millions of tons of earth. Butterfield canyon is also closed and fenced, new fence and they wont let you even walk up the closed road. nor ride a bike to get away...More

1  Thank Frank J
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Jeff E
February 22, 2017|
Response from Sheldon S | Reviewed this property |
I posed that same question to a mine security official and he stated that "while the company found the visitor center to be a valuable education and PR resource, they have no location that would be within view of the mine... More