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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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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been on this Trolley Tour 3 or 4 times. My husband and I have a place in Montana and I like to take our visitors on the Trolley. There is a lot of history packed into this small city tour and the guide is extremely knowledgeable. You see some of the oldest parts of town, the Berkeley Mining... More

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Brandon, Canada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Chris a local history teacher was our tour guide. Along with the regular explanation of all the attractions we saw, he used his vast knowledge base of the community to entertain us with anecdotes and stories. His love for the community and his passion showed through with every turn and every tid bit he told. His pride in his school... More

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Strawberry Point, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 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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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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150 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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