Outfitted in hard hat, miner’s headlamp and a yellow slicker, thousands of Bisbee visitors descend into the Queen Mine Tour each year—heading underground and back in time. Tour guides, retired Phelps Dodge employees, lead the group 1,500 feet into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama. Adding a personal touch, the miner-turned-tour guides help visitors experience what it was like to work underground.
Five tours depart each day, seven days a week, from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Old Bisbee’s business district, off the U.S. 80 interchange. To visit Queen Mine Tours and other attractions in Bisbee, use our Bisbee trip builder app .
Queen Mine Tours Reviews
fascinating tour , with very knowledgable guide ,who explans the inner working of the mone from someone who worked there ..truly unforgetttable more »
Plan on at least 2 hours for the tour, exhibits and gift shop. Tour guides were excellent, took their time to answer all questions -- and there were a lot of questions -- pointed out mineral... more »
This was a fun tour. The tour guide was a former miner there and full of interesting stories. The length of the tour was perfect. Not too long, not too short. Not difficult for people with mobility issues. The hardest part of the tour was sitting on the trolley to get on and out. But it goes by quickly.
This was a super fun way to spend time in Bisbee. Make sure you get there early to reserve a spot as it seems like the tickets (on weekends anyways) sell out one or two tours early. The tour guide was very informative, and pretty funny in a 'dad joke' kind of way. I'm not sure I'd take the tour more than once unless they opened up a new part of the mine, but I would definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn't done it before.
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