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A mammoth hole in the earth

There are many colors in different layers of the earth. Hard to fathom its enormity and beautiful to look at.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pensacola, Florida
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Yucaipa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There isn't a lot going on, no tour guides or anything, but you can get some pretty spectacular views of an open pit mine. The colors are beautiful, and this made for a good photo opportunity.

Thank Bernadette G
Bisbee, Arizona
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76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Bisbee, I drive my this thing daily. It's an ugly reminder of what was once a giant operational mine. It's so large even Hwy 80 is set inside the hole. Keep driving by it.

Thank Brenden P
Pensacola, Florida
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295 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many colors in different layers of the earth. Hard to fathom its enormity and beautiful to look at.

Thank laurabender
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have never seen and open pit mine, stop here. There is a pull off just outside the old town that you can get a good visual perspective of the Lavender pit mine. It's no longer operating.

1 Thank dchemist
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249 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a free pull off on Hwy 80 as you leave town. There are a couple of information displays but mostly it's just seeing the big hole in the ground. If you want more information, you really need to go to the museum. I didn't find looking into the pit a rewarding experience - but it's free and fast.

Thank fotobug
Surprise, Arizona
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Hard to imagine what it took to create this! Signage beside pullout very good and informative. Literally just over the hill from Copper Queen Mine tour.

Thank Pam F
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This does not take long to visit. But it is worth seeing! You just can not believe how big it is. Pictures can not tell this story

Thank rhondarstewart
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This mine pit was closed over 40 years ago so there isn't a lot to see other than a big hole in the ground. Compared to viewing an operating mine pit such as Kennecott in Utah this one is disappointing. However, it is just on the south side of Bisbee and there is a view point on the main highway... More 

Thank hrosencpa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in and took a look at the Lavender Pit. Pretty cool. Bigger than I thought once you stop and take a good look. If you are passing through you can't miss it. Stop take a look, read about it at the info boards. Plenty of parking and a good stop to walk around and stretch your legs.

Thank Joel C
Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Same on the pit owners for not regularly cleaning up the viewing area. Always trash accumulating around the safety fence. While every one should see this historic place, it's very depressing. A toxic wasteland made legal by very old federal laws that need to be changed and get mine owners to reclaim the sever damage they have inflicted on the... More 

Thank Barbara W

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