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“Massive Land Slide at Kennecott's Mine”

Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine
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Kennecott Copper Mine and Great Salt Lake Tour from Salt Lake City
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Magna
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Owner description: The world's largest open pit copper mine.
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9 reviews
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“Massive Land Slide at Kennecott's Mine”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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The Wild West
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80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Check Hours before you go”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

Visited June 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Biggest hole in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Perfect for dad and son”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 isn't a lot to do.

Visited April 2012
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South Jordan, Utah
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70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“A very big hole.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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