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“The Highlight of Bisbee!”
Review of Queen Mine Tours

Queen Mine Tours
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Owner description: "It's Cool Underground" Explore the depths of Bisbee's famous Queen Mine. Don mining hats, slickers and lanterns worn by miners...ride the mine train deep into the mine...marvel at remaining copper minerals...experience the life of miners as they toiled in the subterranean tunnels. Open daily. Tour times: 9 AM - 10:30 AM - Noon - 2 PM - 3:30 PM. Tours leave from the Queen Mine Tour building located within walking distance of Historic Bisbee. The mine is a cool, Dress accordingly. No open toe shoes or high heels. Tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Reservations suggested. Stop by the Queen Mine Store for gem and mineral specimens, jewelry and other unique items.
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This was such an interesting tour! We spend our winters in Arizona, and you always hear references to the mining history of the state, but this tour really helps you see it close up. They outfit you with safety equipment including hard hats, miners lights, neon vests/slickers, etc. It makes for some great photo ops before you even board the tram into the mine! The tour guide was a former miner, so he was very knowledgeable and had several funny stories to tell. The mine was very cool and pleasant - lots of ventilation for those who are uncomfortable in small spaces. We got off the tram and walked around in several areas. All in all, a great history lesson and something that makes you really appreciate the way that miners made their living. We're always looking for interesting things to recommend for our visitors to do - this tour definitely goes on the list!

2  Thank PreciousRF
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

What a great way to escape the heat of the day for a while. This tour gave me a real appreciation for early miners in Bisbee. Our guides were both actually formerly miners and had a lot of great information about what we were seeing. My only reservations about this were that our guide was a bit quiet and hard to understand at times and some of the other visitors on the tour were incredibly loud (particularly bad in a cave) :) But, even so, I would absolutely do it again.

2  Thank Jeramy K
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This is a very authentic experience as it was a REAL mine and you are outfitted in safety equipment before you enter including a brass numbered tag you sign for. You also ride the same tram into the mine that the miners would have rode. Once in the mine you make a number of stops where you get off and walk to areas to see and get a very good explanation of mining by very knowledgeable ex-miners with a bit of humour thrown in. Bisbee and the mine tour are a must do if your in the area.

3  Thank RayHill
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

My 16 year old nephew and I were in the Tombstone area for spring break and this mine tour was definitely one of our favorite experiences of the trip. Our tour guide is a former mine worker so he is quite knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. It was a fun experience to be suited up with a hard hat, leather belt and flashlight and to be 1,500 feet down in the mine was just a great experience. Wear comfortable shoes and a light jacket as it's about 47 degrees down in the mine. If you are in Bisbee, this mine tour is a must!

3  Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We took both our adult sons and our 13 year-old grandson on this tour. They found it exciting and enjoyed riding the train down into the mine. The guide was retired from working the mine and was very knowledgeable..I would highly recommend it.

2  Thank Saluki66686
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