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12 Tours in Arizona

Queen Mine Tours
Bisbee, AZ

Outfitted in hard hat, miner?s headlamp and a yellow slicker, thousands of Bisbee visitors descend into the Queen Mine Tour each year?heading underground and back in time. Tour guides, retired Phelps Dodge employees, lead the group 1,500 feet into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama. Adding a personal touch, the miner-turned-tour guides help visitors experience what it was like to work underground.

Five tours depart each day, seven days a week, from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Old Bisbee?s business district, off the U.S. 80 interchange.


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D3 Tasting & Cocktail Room
Cottonwood, AZ

The first tasting room for Desert Diamond Distillery located in Kingman AZ, this is the first craft distillery tasting room in AZ, although there are several by now. Taste AZ home grown spirits. We make four rums and a vodka right now, and in 2016 a whiskey will be released at the end of the year. A waiting list is being populated, please email if you would like information.


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Cerreta Candy Company
Glendale, AZ

The Cerreta?s strive to create a fun, lively atmosphere where everyone can see candy magic being made. Take a special guided tour of our family owned hometown candy factory. We?ll show you how a sea of caramel becomes wrapped tempting taste treats. Learn how cream centers are enrobed in luscious chocolate.


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Desert Diamond Distillery
Kingman, AZ

International award winning spirits available to taste. Clear white rum, dark rum, agave rum (the customer favorite) and barrel reserve rum. We also have a sugar cane based Vodka.


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Morenci Copper Mine
Morenci, AZ

2-1/2hr long guided tour of the Phelps-Dodge Copper Mine, one of the largest open pit mines in the world!


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Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
Phoenix, AZ

The distinction between manufacturing clubs and assembling them was not lost on PING inventor Karsten Solheim more than 40 years ago. Nor is it today. The family-owned company prides itself on closely controlling the entire clubmaking process.
We begin in design and engineering where new ideas are tested every day with the goal to design the perfect custom-fit golf club.

Those ideas become a reality when molds for clubheads are machined, then transferred to the foundry for investment casting. Next they are heat treated, then on to assembly for component matching and personalization.

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Stuffington Bear Factory
Phoenix, AZ

Stuffington Bear Factory is one of the few remaining working stuffed animal factories in the United States. They offer fun, interactive, and educational tours, field trips, and birthday parties where you will be able to use our colorful kid-friendly equipment to stuff, comb, bathe, and dress up your very own teddy bear, as well as discover interesting facts all about teddy bears at a real working factory!


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The Mineral Discovery Center
Sahuarita, AZ

One of the largest open-pit copper mining operations in the entire country, ASARCO is one of the only Arizona giants to provide a tour. Highly recommended if you're in the Tucson area, the tour welcomes both those in favor of and opposed to open-pit copper mining and its environmental consequences.

The Mineral Discovery Center screens a short propaganda piece called "Mining for Music" and the science exhibits and displays of historic mining equipment from what was once Arizona's biggest industry are impressive in scope and scale.

Some of the exhibits demonstrate how copper deposits are formed naturally in the earth, ...
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Good Enough Mine Tour
Tombstone, AZ

Ed Schieffelin had a dry sense of humor. When he filed his first mining claim in 1877 he named it "Tombstone," because he'd been told that his tombstone was all that he would find in the parched, Apache-ruled hills of southeast Arizona. A year later, when he filed his second claim, he named it "Good Enough" because the silver ore was so rich that it was good enough to satisfy him.

Thousands of fortune-seekers followed Schieffelin, hoping to duplicate his success, opening dozens of other mines (Ed, alone, had 19). Above ground, the boomtown of Tombstone was born and flourished. ...
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Davis-Monthan's Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center Facility
Tucson, AZ

The Famed Airplane Graveyard / Bone Yard at Davis Monthan Airforce base in Tucson Arizona. Hundreds of B 52 Bombers await the smelter, as per the Salt 2 (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty) treaty with Russia. These bombers were laid out and chopped into pieces with a giant crane controlled guillotine. They were left in this state so they could be photographed by Russian Spy satellites for proof of compliance with Salt 2. Shot in 1994 this photograph shows an important part of Cold War History. After a few months trucks hauled away the scrap metal to be recycled at the ...
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Steward Observatory Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab
Tucson, AZ

They manufacture some of the largest mirrors in the world. Excellent tour.


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The Peanut Patch
Yuma, AZ

The tour of The Peanut Patch, will teach you how peanuts are processed and stored.

One of the highlights, of course, is the roasting area. Here, you'll be able to watch hundreds of pounds of peanuts dry-roasted at once. You'll also have a chance to taste a warm, newly-roasted peanut. In the Kitchen, you and your family can watch peanuts ground into natural peanut butter, and see how peanut brittle and other types of candy are made. On some of the children's tours, kids even get to make their own peanut butter!


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