You Can Take A Mine Cart Ride 1,500 Feet Underground Through Abandoned Tunnels In Arizona
You're in for a wild ride.
The Grand Canyon State is full of abandoned towns and ruins, but this mineshaft is creepier than your typical haunt. The Copper Queen Mine in Arizona has sat vacant for nearly 50 years and you can take a mine cart in and explore the spooky depths. Just be sure you've got your hard hat on.
Bisbee is an old copper mining town in southeast Arizona that was at one point the largest city in the Southwest between St. Louis and San Francisco. Now, this colorful town is said to be incredibly and once you visit, you'll see why.
This town used to have a booming copper industry, creating vast mine systems into the surrounding mountains. Today, you can visit one of these massive underground networks with an old miner as your guide.
The tour costs $13 and takes you 1,500 feet into one of the largest underground mines in the world. They'll equip you with a headlamp, hard hat, and yellow slicker, so you'll be fully prepared for the darkness ahead.
For an hour, you'll wander the shafts, listen to the history of the mine, and ride a cart in the pitch-black underground. No open-toed or high-heeled shoes are allowed, so dress accordingly.
Tickets can only be purchased onsite, so be sure to arrive early to grab them beforehand.
Visitors say it can be a little chilly in the mine since you're so far underground, so taking a jacket may be a good idea.
Who knows what you'll find down there?
If the mine tour doesn't give you goosebumps, the Copper Queen Hotel will. This is one of the most hotels in the Southwest and it's just a few miles from the mine.
Check out both the mine and hotel during your trip to Bisbee to get some spooks. It's perfect for a spring.
Copper Queen Mine
Address: Bisbee, AZ
Why You Need To Go: Take a cart through an abandoned mine shaft and see what it was like to be a miner in the old days!
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