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Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving

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185 Park Ave, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-1763
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Gotta Do It

Went there a while back with a small group of young girls. It is extremely interesting to know how... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
stellaxoxo5
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Excellent Experience

I did the scuba tour and it was amazing. An adventure that is a must for any diver. There are a... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
WGR221
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Arcanum, Ohio
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Bonne Terre Mine is an unique abandoned Mine. When the mine closed in 1962, the pumps wer turned off and it flooded. We maintain the lake level with pumps for the Boat/Walking Tours and the Scuba Dive Operation. All year long the temperature of the mine is 62 degrees. We are open 7 days per week until October 1. Tours start at 9:30 and go every hour on the half hur ie 9:30,10:30,11:30,12:30,1:30,2:30, and last tour at 3:30. Please arrive 30 mins prior to the tour you would like to take. No reservations necessary for groups smaller than 10.
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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185 Park Ave, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-1763
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Went there a while back with a small group of young girls. It is extremely interesting to know how the miners picked away at the rock to get to the lead and there are small pillars that are remaining that are holding up the town...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

I did the scuba tour and it was amazing. An adventure that is a must for any diver. There are a few small negatives about it I must admit though. It is a long hike down and back to the dock with your gear which...More

2  Thank WGR221
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

I’ve been diving at Bonne Terre Mine twice (seven dives). It is definitely a cool place & I do recommend, but not really for new / novice divers. Part of their “safety protocol” is to have divers watch an entry level safety video & do...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Its a super cool adventure, well worth the entrance fee. Its got a great story behind it. It's fun for all ages.

1  Thank George B
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Diving inside a mine such as the one in Bonne Terre is definitely a unique experience. It is a surprisingly large and complex structure with allot to offer visually both above and below the water. it is very impressive to see the accomplishment of the...More

1  Thank Josh E
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Excellent!!! Had a great time diving, we dove trails 1, 2,and 4. Todd and the other guides did a great job, I would recommend this place to anyone looking for someplace new to dive. I will be back...... Soon!

1  Thank mythrax101
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

Overall, a good diving experience. I will go back at least one more time. The advantages of the Bonne Terre Mine/West End Diving is friendly and informative staff, and the crystal clear beautiful water with unending depth. The drawbacks are the dive groups are too...More

1  Thank Jason C
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

I received a solo tour of this man-made cavern from past lead mining as I was the only one to show up for the first tour on a rainy day. The knowledgeable guide presented the tour and took time to point out sights and answer...More

1  Thank Sisterrhonda
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

1. Price- we felt the price should be adjusted differently by age, especially in children younger than 4; 2.Tour guide- we expected to learn more about the history of the mine, the guide spoke entirely too fast, mixed jumbled words. His personality was likeable but...More

2  Thank Stephanie W
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

A very well done guided walking tour thru the mine & then a boat tour through the flooded mine. Amazing clear water & the flooded mine area is huge ! A definite must see/do if you're in the area.

1  Thank Thomas M
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Seana G
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Doug G | Property representative |
There 65 steps in and out of the mine if she is comfortable doing stairs she should have no problem
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ragarrett2018
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Doug G | Property representative |
No there are 65 steps in and out
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Response from deborahccardwell | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a diver (tremendous fear of water) but all the folks I saw had the full scuba gear. I was just down there for the boat ride (yep, I was a bit nervous but it was fine). Their website has a contact link so I'm sure... More
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