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Kennecott Copper Mine
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Owner description: A massive copper mine which closed in 1938.
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We went to the mill after our hike on the glacier!
it was really intressting!
pretty cool that almost everything was still there!

Visited July 2014
Thank dy1988
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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Mine site”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This review is specifically about the NPS headquarters, the buildings in Kennicott, and surrounding trail to other portions of the mine ruins.

First of all, use Wrangell Mountain Air to get to/from here and avoid the road.

Visit the park office first and get maps and information, then explore the buildings, take pictures, and day hike as you wish. There are plenty of folks that will help you walk on a glacier or get hauled into the back country. But you can spend 1-3 full days on your own in the town of Kennicott and surrounding area, learn all about the mine, and explore ruins.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Jim R
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Reno, Nevada
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178 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Highly recommend”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I took this tour as part of my package set up through Wrangell Mountain Air. I highly recommend this tour. Yes, you can go inside!! It's a short hike to the top of the mine and then you come down 14 stories. With this tour you also go into other buildings that aren't otherwise open. The history is amazing. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Visited July 2014
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Neat place for a couple hour visit but best is outside of town ”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Yes, it is a long drive to get here, but the beauty of the drive is worth the trip. Be ready to change a tire ( I got to) road is on a railroad bed and flat tires are common and there is no cell service.

The town is nice. They are still restoring some if the buildings, but the power plant is impressive as are other areas. The national park service has a visitor center and does several programs here and starting here.
I think some of the best is outside of the town perhaps on a hike to the glacier.

You will have to take a van from the river to Kennecott l think it was around 10 per person round trip. It runs on a regular schedule picking up on opposite side of foot bridge.

1 Thank AndyR2
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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“Worth 3 1/2 Hours from Copper River on Bumpy Dirt Riads”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

When we arrived at Kennicott I was asking myself why did we make this trek. Once there I knew why. The copper mine closed in 1938 and the town was just abandoned. It borders Kennicott Glacier which is a sight in itself. We learned about the people and the tour of the mill is amazing. You have to climb up the mountain upon which the mill is built, enter on the 14th floor and take the steps down each floor. They are tricky and differing in size of steps and some are steep and narrow. A couple were even not well lit. If you are up to it, do it. It is a building frozen in time, as is the entire town.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank AnnC576
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