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Berkeley Pit

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Address: Butte, MT
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A Butte must see.

Nice little area to stop. Sad to see how full it's gotten since I had been there years ago. But it is a part of Butte history and should be a stop on any Butte trip

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Missoula, Montana
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Ephrata, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Berkeley Pit is a body of water that looks like a lake but is millions of gallons of toxic waste water that now fills thousands of feet of previous mine passages. It is great story of past and current mining practices and what the plan is to rid the toxic waste water.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Cheap. Small touch of geological type facts that explain mining and the pit itself. Stopped on the way out of town. Probably wouldn't make a special trip.

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Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I have never seen the pitt so I wanted to at least once. I'm good for the rest of my life to be honest. You pay $2 an adult on a little platform and there is a button to push that tells you about the pitt and some signs. It's interesting but it's what you see in pics is what... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice little area to stop. Sad to see how full it's gotten since I had been there years ago. But it is a part of Butte history and should be a stop on any Butte trip

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a interesting place. They charge $2 for adults, $1 for children under 17. No discounts. I have heard about the Berkley Pit form my boyfriend. I loved hearing about how the pit was formed by research on the internet and from him. Seeing it in real life and reading the signs and such by the viewing area was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a strange place to be as it's presented as a touristic attraction while it's a collection point of toxic waste water. Never the less it's quite an amazing place with quite a threatening potential.

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BUTTE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When I first saw this mine it was a big hole with huge trucks in it. The tires on the trucks were higher than I was. Now, the pit has a toxic lake in it. There are displays that give you the history. Its worth seeing because of the history and what has happened with this mine.

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Centennial, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Ilived in Butte while i was growing up, moved away at age 16. I remember going up to the Pit and watching the extremely huge trucks go up & down. They were huge when they got to the top and when they got to the bottom they looked like a big wheel toy. Now it is nothing but a horrible... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Old mine closed in 1987 when a big lake formed. Good thing it n, costs that 2 $ to visit itbecause beyond this amount, we would be fooled.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Let's face it when your in Butte there really isn't all that much to see. The best things to do in Butte always revolve around mining history. This is a big part of that history.

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