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ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

Southside District

1421 W. Pima Mine Rd. (I-19, exit 80)
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
United States

Phone: (520) 625-8233


Fax: 520-625-4756


View the incredible open-pit mine, take a look at our huge haul trucks at work, and find out how copper is extracted and processed in the mill, all at great rates! Free admission to our award-winning exhibit center, video theater and picnic area. Our gift shop has been described by customers as one of the best in Arizona's southwestern region. Come visit us! For rates and schedules, visit our website or call.

  • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    Based on 163 reviews
  • #2 of 8 things to do in Sahuarita
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Amazing tour for all ages!

Went on Saturday and did a tour with Vida and Barbara! It was amazing, very informative and so much fun! we did the 3:30 tour and walked around until our tour, we could watch movies, shop in the gift...

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A Lucky Find

We stumbled on this tour. It only runs on Saturdays so we were lucky enough to be in the area on that day. The tour starts with a brief talk in the main building and then everyone heads off in a bus...

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Visit a real copper mine

The size of this copper pit is enormous! When you are on the upper edges of this pit, the gigantic trucks below look tiny. They give a great tour at the admissions building as well as through and...

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Children Welcomed
  • Free Parking
  • Golf Nearby
  • Special Amenities: Picnic Area and Theater playing copper theme movies

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  • Theatre Capacity 35

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