Visit Utah's Official Vacation Planner

                      Visit Utah

                      Utah's HTA - Hospitality & Tourism, 2019

Visit Utah Salt Lake Skyline

Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah

Whether you're in the planning stages of your Salt Lake getaway or you're already here visiting, our free Tourism and Trip Planner is where you'll find guides to events, restaurants, hotels, discounts, things to do, insider tips and much more.

Start with letting us show you the Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah. Our goal is to make your visit more enjoyable by providing updated information.

The largest copper mine in the world! Weather permitting, The Bingham Canyon Mine Visitors Center typically opens on April 1st and runs through October 31st.

They have created a virtual tour where you can see more of their business than ever before. Click on the link and we will walk you through our operation with 360-degree photos and videos. Visit Website
Note: The virtual tour works best with the latest version of modern browsers Firefox, Explorer and Chrome.

The visitors center is one of Salt Lake County's most popular tourist attractions. The center opened in 1992 and has hosted more than 3 million visitors.

A New Visitor Experience - Tour Info, Shuttles, Directions, Pricing, It's All Here...

Kennecott is the second largest copper producer in the United States, providing approximately 13 percent of the country's copper needs. Kennecott produces approximately 300,000 tons of refined copper each year. This copper is used in electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, coin making and more. In addition to copper, the mine also produces about 400,000 ounces of gold, 4 million ounces of silver and 20 million pounds of molybdenum.

Located 28 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, the mine is 2 3/4-miles across and 3/4-mile deep. It is so big that it can be seen from outer space. Standing at the overlook within the Bingham Canyon Mine, you can see, hear, and feel the breathtaking and awesome magnitude of this massive man-made excavation. Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon Mine is the world's largest man-made excavation! While you watch the action in the mine, a descriptive narration recorded in several languages explains the operations.

From the overlook, you can watch 240 and 320 ton capacity haulage trucks deliver copper ore to the in-pit crusher, where the material is reduced to the size of soccer balls before being loaded onto a five-mile conveyor that carries the ore to the Copperton Concentrator. Inside the enlarged Visitors Center, you and your family will take part in interactive displays and exhibits - including 3-D microscopes to examine rock and mineral samples, and displays showing how copper is used in your everyday life. You will also see exhibits ranging from old mining artifacts and model trucks to modern-day operations and environmental engineering as well as three-dimensional models that provide an educational and entertaining experience for people of all ages. Finish your tour with a dramatic new 16-minute video tour in their 90-seat theater, their history, present day operations, and future.

About the Mine...

* Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine has produced more copper than any mine in history - about 18.1 million tons.

* The mine is 2-3/4 miles across at the top and 3/4 of a mile deep. You could stack two Sears Towers (now known as the Willis Building) on top of each other and still not reach the top of the mine.

* The mine is so big, it can be seen by the space shuttle astronauts as they pass over the United States.

* By 2019, the mine will be at least 500 feet deeper than it is now.

* If you stretched out all the roads in the open pit mine, you'd have 500 miles of roadway - enough to reach from Salt Lake City to Denver.

The center is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. though Oct. 31, weather permitting. The tax-deductible admission fees are $5 for passenger vehicles/minivans; $25 for mini-tour buses; and $50 for tour buses. There is no charge for school buses, veterans' group tours, Scouts in uniform and vans from county-operated senior citizen centers.

Address: 12800 South State Route 111, Bingham Canyon, UT
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - seven days a week.
Please arrive by 7 p.m. to complete your tour. Cars will not be admitted later than 7:15 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

click here for Kennecott's official website

Site Features, Our Menu

Salt Lake City Common Questions Answered Common Questions Answered

Salt Lake City Photos Salt Lake City Photos

Genealogy Research Genealogy Research

LDS Mormon Attractions & Sites LDS Mormon Attractions & Sites

Salt Lake City Sightseeing Tours Sightseeing Tours

Salt Lake City Attractions & Sites Attractions & Sites

Salt Lake City Free Visitor Coupons Free Visitor Coupons

Moving To Salt Lake City Free Moving Packages

Moving To Salt Lake City Relocation Guidebook

Salt Lake City Strange Liquor Laws Our Strange Liquor Laws

Salt Lake City Maps Salt Lake City Maps

Salt Lake City Attractions & Sites What To See & Do in Salt Lake

Salt Lake City Bars & Sports Salt Lake Bars & Sports

Salt Lake City's Best Restaurants Salt Lake City Restaurants

Salt Lake Lodging Options

Salt Lake City Hotels Salt Lake City Hotels

Salt Lake Bed & Breakfast Lodging Bed & Breakfast Lodging

Salt Lake City Temporary Housing Temporary Housing

Salt Lake City Ski Lodging Salt Lake City Ski Lodging

Salt Lake Free Lodging Brochures Free Lodging Brochures & Info

Salt Lake Transportation, Taxis, UBER, Shuttles

Salt Lake City Shuttles Car Rentals, Shuttles, UBER

Summertime in Utah, What to See and Do

Utah Golf Courses, The Best To Play Utah Golf Courses, The Best To Play

Things To See Throughout Salt Lake City Things To See & Visit Throughout Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Horseback Riding Riding Horses

Salt Lake City Outdoors Hiking / Climbing / Camping / Fishing / Boating / Parks

Kennecott Copper Mine Kennecott Copper Mine

Utah's State Parks Utah's State Parks

Utah's National Parks Utah's National Parks

Utah Olympic Speedskating Oval Utah Olympic Speedskating Oval in Salt Lake City

Renting Motorcycles In Utah Renting Motorcycles In Utah

Salt Lake's Dining Hot Spots Taste of Salt Lake's Downtown Dining

Southern Utah, Our National Parks

Utah's State Parks Utah's State Parks

Utah's National Parks Utah's National Parks

Visit Park City Utah

Park City Lodging Park City Lodging, Vacation Rentals, Condos

Park City Hotels Park City Hotels

Park City Luxury Hotels Park City Luxury Hotels

Utah Olympic Park Utah Olympic Park

Utah Lodging Brochures Free Lodging Brochures & Info

Park City Tourism Visitor Info Park City Tourism Visitor Info

Utah Winters

Utah Ski Resorts Utah Ski Resorts

Driving Daily Ski Report & Discount Lift Tickets

Alta & Snowbird Ski Lodging Alta & Snowbird Vicinity Ski Lodging

Ski Salt Lake - Official Ski Salt Lake's Official Website

Park City Vacation Lodging Park City Vacation Lodging

Driving Instructions To Utah's Ski Resorts Driving Instructions To Utah's Ski Resorts

Contact Visit Utah
             By Email

Shannon With Visit Utah Travel Planner
Welcome to Visit Utah

Visit Utah's on-line version of our Utah guide was created to bring you the best that Utah has to offer - reviews, tips, discounts and coupons on hotels, condos, golf, restaurants, activities and attractions, all with one goal in mind, to get you the latest information for your upcoming visit to Utah.


Utah's HTA - Utah Hospitality & Tourism Association
Publisher of the 2019 Visit Travel Planner
© Copyright 1998 - 2019. All Rights Reserved.