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“A nice overview of mining”
Review of Berkeley Pit

Berkeley Pit
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Butte
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Pay your $2 in the gift shop, and step out the door, through the tunnel to the viewing area. It is interesting to hear the short video (touch button on railing), and watch the trucks come in and out of the mine to your right.
The gift shop has a lot of different items.
You can tell the clerk had a strong opinion on the mining. She said that all the copper from the mine goes overseas, and none stayed there.

Thank Sandy O
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

our tour guide was amazing and was able to tell us many interesting things about the mining history and tied it into the views of the pit

Thank STinMB
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Just stand at the edge and ponder the magnitude of this thing. It's massive on many levels and worth the small fee to go through the tunnel.

Thank DigginWA
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Once you enter the walkway to the pit, it's only a 1 minute walk to the edge of the pit where you can see how the water is slowly rising and will some day flow over the top. It's a great deal for $2 entry fee.

Thank Sia A
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

In spite of its history, the City has done a good job in cleaning up the town and is very appealing compared to a lot of other small cities. Has a lot of charm and character.

Thank arvinchin
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