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Berkeley Pit

Butte, MT
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Butte
Type: Bodies of Water, Lookouts, Mines
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Huntsville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The pit was interesting and heart breaking...A big hole dug into the beautiful mountain side that after having all the copper removed filled with contaminated water...The size of the truck used to removed the copper was amazing...

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Anderson, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After learning the history of the town and seeing the mines this is well worth a stop. The cost is $2 dollars and you walk out to the overlook. There is a self guided tour of it but it is very interesting to see.

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new jersey
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The pit speaks for itself visually, but you will actually learn more about it if you visit with a tour guide. We went with the trolley tour and the guide provided much more info than the tape recording.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found this a little confronting as the family home was taken by the neighbouring mine, but it's important to understand the history and this makes it visual.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

While, I have seen the pit once before, I felt that my 10 year old daughter, who is a Montana native, (I am not a Montana native), should see this left over relic from one of the most interesting sites that I have ever seen. What I can say is it is monstrously big and toxic to a huge degree.... More

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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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... More

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Brandon, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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

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Kirkland, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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.

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new york
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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.

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