Bonne Terre Mine is One of the Coolest Things in America


Hidden deep under Bonne Terre is a labyrinth of mining tunnels, and lakes deep enough for scuba divers to swim through. The Bonne Terre Mine is the biggest attraction in the small town, and has received much recognition for being a unique tourist destination. Yahoo Travel recently named it one of the 50 Coolest Things in America. The mine is a man-made wonder, full of Bonne Terre’s mining history, subterranean lakes, and cathedral-like rooms all created during the lead-mining era that made Bonne Terre so prosperous. Tours of the mine attract travelers from all over the country, taking boat-rides through the beautiful caverns. This isn’t the first time the mines have been in the spotlight, it’s been recognized by the Travel Channel, National Geographic Magazine, People Magazine, Discover Channel, History Channel, and more. To make the historic visit complete, guests can stay at the 1909 Depot Bed & Breakfast Inn, located in an historic train depot.


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