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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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Williston, North Dakota
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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was very interesting and educational. We enjoy chatting with the staff and the bathrooms were clean and stocked.

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Butte, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The site is truly amazing to view. The only thing that I did not like anymore about this place is that they now charge people to see this site. I remember well the days of a free attraction. Oh yeah, This site is listed as the worlds most contaminated body of water.

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USA
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165 reviews 165 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You walk out to a viewing platform to see the pit, there are interpretive signs and a audio which gives information about the water level

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Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Green energy's dirty little secret ,copper mining. This operation is closed down but there are many like it to supply the copper needed to build electric motors.

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