Kennecott Copper Mine

Join Rio Tinto Kennecott for the Visitor Experience at Bingham Canyon Mine.

Rio Tinto Kennecott Visitor Experience 

The Rio Tinto Kennecott Visitor Experience is dedicated to educating the public about Kennecott's key role in modern life, safe mining practices, and responsible environmental stewardship. Learn about our history and see first-hand the gigantic scale of our operation, vehicles, and artifacts. Discover how ore gets processed and refined to become 99.99% copper, an essential element in today’s infrastructure, manufacturing, and technology.

Our Kennecott mine has operated for 120 years, providing domestically -sourced copper to the United States and beyond. As we look towards the energy transition, Kennecott will continue to play an important role by responsibly mining and smelting this critical mineral for our electric vehicles, our renewable energy, and numerous other vital applications.


Tickets are $6 each and children under the age of five are free. All proceeds will be generously donated to the Kennecott Charitable Foundation.

Tickets should be purchased in advance. Walk-up visitors run the risk of not being able to visit the mine overlook if they are at capacity that day. Walk-up visitors will need to use a credit card to complete an onsite ticket purchase. Cash transactions are not available at the Visitor Experience.

Kennecott Charitable Foundation

The Kennecott Charitable Foundation is a Utah-based charitable organization committed to positively impacting Utah residents and the community since its inception in 1992. This includes supporting charities and non-profits that assist vulnerable populations in the Salt Lake region. The Foundation raises money for worthy organizations through tax-deductible entrance fees to the Kennecott Visitor Experience. The Bingham Canyon Lions Club contributes additional funds to the Foundation from items sold at the Gift Shop.

Gift Shop

Bingham Canyon Lions Gift Shop, located in the Lark visitor parking area, sells an assortment of items. From copper jewelry and trinkets to educational excavation kits, visitors of all ages are sure to find something special to take home with them. While there is a vending machine available with drinks, food is not available for purchase.

Safety Policies 

Safety is essential to everything they do at Kennecott - and your safety is their number one priority when visiting the Bingham Canyon Mine. They are committed to protecting the health and safety of all our employees and visitors. All safety rules and policies must be followed.

  • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must use the shuttle services to visit the overlook
  • Children and adults must wear a seat belt while on the shuttle – car/booster seats are not required, and infants may be held in arms during travel
  • Stay inside the designated visitor area (always fenced or otherwise)
  • Use of drugs, alcohol or smoking/vaping are strictly prohibited
  • Firearms, knives, and other weapons are prohibited on all Rio Tinto Kennecott property
  • Unauthorized use of drones or professional photography are prohibited on all property

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