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“This is the best!”
Review of Copper Queen Mine

Copper Queen Mine
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Bisbee
Certificate of Excellence
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American Southwest
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88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“This is the best!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

A great tour. As others have described, you put on a rain slick, a miner's light and hat and sit on a little mine car and in you go. Our guides spoke clear English so that was no problem. You go in about 1700 feet to a mine that was shut down 100 years ago and learn about mining in the old days. More modern mines are in the area but not open to visitors. Call ahead for reservations for weekends and other popular times. But there are like 5 tours a day. Some commented on how vcold the mine was. It is only 47 in there, but the rain slick keeps you warm.

Really enjoyed this

Visited October 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Scottsdale, AZ
Level Contributor
42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A must see in Bisbee”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Glad we called ahead to make a reservation for this tour. Saturday is very popular. They had a waiting list of 12 for the last tour of the day.
Tour is very informative. They take you 1500 feet into the mine with a couple of stops where you see how the mining was done. You do learn a lot of what it took to work as a miner. Very glad I never had to!
The have a nice gift shop with reasonable prices. We picked up several souvenirs. Not an activity you would do again but you must do once.

Visited November 2013
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Yuma, Arizona
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81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Old Mine”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

A bit pricey at $13 but was a good historical and experiential tour.

Each person is outfitted with a Yellow jacket, Light, and Helmet. It was around 45 degrees inside the mine. A small train-like trolly carted people into the mine. There was a small amount of walking and stairs to different chambers.

Some of the dialogue by the tour guides was a bit stale, but they tried. Both the tour guides that went down with the crowd were actual miners when the mine was open.

Visited October 2013
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Bisbee, AZ
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72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A Real Mine”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Real miners take you on a mining train into the depths of one of the great copper mines of the country. A real family event, very, very interesting.

Visited November 2012
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mesa az
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102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good education”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We really enjoyed this tour. The experience is the real thing. You get outfitted with coats, hats and lights. The guides were funny and knowledgeable . The ride on the narrow gage rail is worth the price. Very cool in the mine, literally. A constant 42 . I enjoyed this and glad I did not have to be a miner.

Visited January 2013
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