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Address: Butte, MT
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+1 406-723-3177

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Checked out the big hole

I used to live in butte for a couple years when my father attended University here in late 1960's. It was good to refresh memories even though I barely remember the place. I did... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I used to live in butte for a couple years when my father attended University here in late 1960's. It was good to refresh memories even though I barely remember the place. I did remember the pit though as it was so deep and wide. Now full of toxic water.

Thank Trekmangord
Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

One of the wonders of the industrial world, this is a good place to start your visit to historical Butte.

Thank foodylu
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Big pit. Stood outside the fence and peeked in to avoid the fee. That's about all you need to know. Nothing too special.....

Thank Laura B
Clancy, Montana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This was our last stop of the day while we were in Butte. I can't believe there is so much water in this place, but the fact that it is free, is pretty cool. We enjoyed reading about the history.

Thank Teresa B
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

An interesting place to sight see and get a bit of history. The little store has some neat copper items, unfortunately they are not made here.

Thank Angie G
Berlin, Germany
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This place is not the nice nature point of interest one usually has in Montana. This lake is sour as vinegard and has lots of poison inside. They play special sounds so no birds come to close. There is almost no life in this lake. The mine is trying to tell you that there is no poison going into the... More 

1 Thank NigGarb
Marietta, Georgia
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317 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

It's seems wrong to consider a Superfund site an attraction, but it is. You really need to understand the mining history of Butte and the geography of the area to fully "get it". We went after having gone to the World Mining Museum. If possible, I recommend this order. By layering what you learn at the Museum with what you... More 

2 Thank Bulldog82
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This is neat to see. I was open so we didn't have to pay normally it would be $2 a person. I liked it for free.

Thank CharlesFam5
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This huge copper pit is beyond big. It is humongous. Millions of tons of earth moved to mine thousands of tons. Of copper. The pit mine closed in 1982 and thousands of men lost their jobs.

1 Thank Bobhlvl
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This place is sad to me. The mining company has created a poisonous lake. It's a disaster site really.

Thank Stacy S

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