To learn more about Tucson’s copper-mining past and present, head 15 miles south of Tucson to tour this huge open-pit copper mine, still an active working mine. One-hour mine tours are offered four times a day (call for summer days and hours). The center also has exhibits and a video about the copper mining process, and large items of vintage mining equipment are set around the desert landscape outside. You might want to combine this with a visit to the nearby Titan Missile Museum (https://www.frommers.com/destinations/tucson/attractions/titan-missile-museum)
ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center
1421 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita
Our Rating Neighborhood Sahuarita Hours Tues–Fri 9am–3pm; Sat 10am–5pm Transportation Take exit 80 from I-19 Phone 520/625-7513 Prices Free admission; tours $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 ages 5–12 Web site ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center
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