You Can See One Of The World’s Largest Open Pit Mines Right Here In Utah, And It’s A Sight To See
It’s hard to miss Rio Tinto Kennecott’s Bingham Copper Mine. The huge hole in the earth is more than 3,000 feet deep and 2.5 miles across, and it’s so large that it can be seen from space. The mine has long been a popular spot for tourists and locals alike to visit, but in 2014, a huge landslide closed the Visitor Center. Rio Tinto has just unveiled a brand new Visitor Center, and you’re going to want to plan a trip as soon as possible.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Learn more about the visitor experience at Rio Tinto by visiting its website. Do you remember visiting the previous Visitor Center, and do you plan on checking out the new one?
Utah has a rich mining history, and one of our favorite previous mining towns is Park City. Check out Historic Main Street on this mountain trolley.
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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