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Address: Butte, MT
Phone Number: 4067233177
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Largest Superfund site in the US

It's seems wrong to consider a Superfund site an attraction, but it is. You really need to understand the mining history of Butte and the geography of the area to fully "get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Bulldog82
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Marietta, Georgia
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Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the wonders of the industrial world, this is a good place to start your visit to historical Butte.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big pit. Stood outside the fence and peeked in to avoid the fee. That's about all you need to know. Nothing too special.....

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Clancy, Montana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This was our last stop of the day while we were in Butte. I can't believe there is so much water in this place, but the fact that it is free, is pretty cool. We enjoyed reading about the history.

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Thank Teresa B
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

An interesting place to sight see and get a bit of history. The little store has some neat copper items, unfortunately they are not made here.

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Thank Angie G
Berlin, Germany
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This place is not the nice nature point of interest one usually has in Montana. This lake is sour as vinegard and has lots of poison inside. They play special sounds so no birds come to close. There is almost no life in this lake. The mine is trying to tell you that there is no poison going into the... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

It's seems wrong to consider a Superfund site an attraction, but it is. You really need to understand the mining history of Butte and the geography of the area to fully "get it". We went after having gone to the World Mining Museum. If possible, I recommend this order. By layering what you learn at the Museum with what you... More 

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Idaho
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is neat to see. I was open so we didn't have to pay normally it would be $2 a person. I liked it for free.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This huge copper pit is beyond big. It is humongous. Millions of tons of earth moved to mine thousands of tons. Of copper. The pit mine closed in 1982 and thousands of men lost their jobs.

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Thank Bobhlvl
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place is sad to me. The mining company has created a poisonous lake. It's a disaster site really.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The pit tour was very informative and interesting. It was given by a local history teacher who really made the trip very interesting. I would recommend all go see this.

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