A favourite attraction of those that have stayed at the Arizona Outback Inn is the town of Bisbee and the incredible tour of the Queen Mine.
Visitors descend into the Queen Mine on an epic adventure that takes them both underground and back in time. Retired mine employees, now tour guides, take you 1,500 feet into the mine and tell tales of their mining days. You’ll learn about copper mining techniques as well as the dangers and drama of one of the most dangerous professions in the world.
The Queen Mine Underground tours depart seven days a week.
In mining industry perspective, the Queen Mine was one of the greatest finds of copper ever discovered. Miners from Europe labored beneath the Mule Mountains to feed the world’s increasing demand for copper and electricity.
The website for this popular Arizona attraction explains the value of the mine during it’s heyday.
“The electrical age changed the World from a predominantly rural society to the industrial age, bringing with it the highest standard of living the world has ever known.”
You’ll see where massive tonnages of extremely rich copper ore was mined and you’ll get a taste of what it was like to work underground and face danger every single day.
“The Queen Mine Tour is an authentic mining experience and the tour guides are all experienced miners, having worked in the local mines for many years, and assure you a safe tour set against a background of factual information.”
The Bisbee Queen Mine Tour is highly recommended by the Arizona Outback Inn staff and should be on your “must-see” list of Southern Arizona adventurs.
Book your tour at the Queen Mine Tour building which is just immediately south of Old Bisbee’s business district of the U.S. 80 interchange.
$13 for Adults / $5.50 for age 6-12 (taxes are included). ages 0-5 not allowed underground
Prices subject to change. No open toe shoes or high heels permitted
For information, reservations, and group rates call 866-432-2071 (toll-free) or 520-432-2071 (local)