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Butte Trolley Tour

1000 George St, Butte, MT 59701
1 (406) 723-3177
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Ranked #4 of 5 activities in Butte
Type: Historic Sites
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Strawberry Point, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Tours like this are so very dependent upon the tour guide. Ours was just OK--I think the tour has potential, but it isn't something I'd recommend as a MUST DO in Butte

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Per reviews on Trioadvisor my husband and I took the trolley tour and really glad we did. From the moment our trolley guide strapped on his microphone at the beginning of the tour until we disembarked at the end he talked nonstop about the city of Butte and its history. So interesting! The tour takes its tour mainly in what... More

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Salt Lake City
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125 reviews 125 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Excellent . . . well worth 90 minutes and $15/person. We saw many things we would not have seen otherwise, our guide pointed out numerous places to go visit, and, being a geologist himself, he was exceptionally knowledgeable in answering our questions about load frames, mining, etc. This INCLUDES a visit to the Benjamin Pit Overlook, so you don't need... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I arrived in Butte on a Sunday and most tourist places are closed. A friend had told me to take the trolley. Best advise! I was able to use my Sunday afternoon to "get a lay of the land", so Monday I had a plan of where to go. Start your trip this way!

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

If your pressed for time and want a quick tour this is your stop! Mr. Richards did a fantastic job of giving us thr rich history of butte! My only comment is that I would. Have liked the chance to get off at a few more places instead of just driving by them.

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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

First, the trolley is enclosed and air-conditioned with working windows. The a/c was great on a warm summer day! Our tour guide/driver was a local school teacher who spent most of his life in Butte. He has done extensive research into the history of Butte so he was a wonderful tour guide who brought the city and its former citizens... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our trolley driver had been a miner and told us lots of stories about the mines and the city in the "old" days. The tour is well worth the money, and a great overview in a short time. You also get a stop at the Berkeley Pit (admission included in trolley ticket price). The pit wasn't that interesting to me,... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Entertaining and informative! The driver/guide was very knowledgeable without being stuffy. We enjoyed the sites and found other places to visit while riding along.

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Preston, Idaho
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The trolley tour is the best way to see the city. The driver will take you down to most of the historic district, as well as to other hot spot locations. We were able to see the downtown and also the location of the mining museam. Our driver was knowledgable and friendly and it was a good time. Our trolley... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I only had a day in Butte so I took in this trip and was delighted I did. Our guide Chris was a teacher at the local school, who worked on the tour during the summer. As the only Irish person on the tour I was a bit of a novelty but Chris gave us an excellent insight into the... More

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