Rio Tinto Kennecott is preparing a new visitor experience at the Bingham Canyon Mine, planned to open in Spring 2019. This will be the first time visitors will be able to visit the mine since the Bingham Canyon Mine visitor’s center closed five years ago after a landslide.
The new experience will require visitors to reserve tickets online in advance, park below the mine and ride Kennecott shuttles to the mine overlook.
New outdoor exhibits will be part of the updated visitor experience as will some of the most popular attractions from the previous visitor’s center, which includes an iconic haul truck tire that was highlighted in generations of family photos.
Before opening in the spring, Kennecott plans to add an interpretive nature trail and exhibits about the mine’s history and the way its elements – copper, silver, gold, and molybdenum – are used in modern life.
Admissions will be donated to the Bingham Canyon Mine Foundation to support local charities, and the Copperton Lion’s Club has reopened a Bingham Canyon Mine gift shop in the visitor experience parking lot.
Kennecott plans to host a grand opening event in the spring 2019 and will provide more information about the new visitor experience at that time. You can find more information here.