Tucson's Land Rover Group spent the day on an excursion south to Bisbee.
Bisbee was a copper, gold, and silver mining boomtown founded in 1880. At it's height, its population reach about 10,000. Even during mining reorganization, Bisbee continued to prosper while other mining towns of Arizona died out. It was however slowing down and in 1975 the Phelps Dodge Corporation halted its copper mining operations. The transition out of mining for Bisbee was not as fatal as it was for most mining towns. Bisbee was transformed from a mining town to a tourist destination.
The Copper Queen, and open pit mine that is open for tours.
Visitors of the mine are outfitted with hard hats, jackets, and flashlights.
Our guide, an actual former miner of the Copper Queen, regaling us with the history of the mine.
The pooper train! One could have quite a friendly chat with the neighbor... Who needs reading material when you've got a poop-buddy.
Address: 478 N Dart Rd, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Fees: $13 (Adults), $5.50 (age 4-12), FREE (4 & under)
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