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Address: , Butte, MT
Phone Number: 4067233177
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This a mine that has been abandoned, and clean up of the toxic metals in the water is going on right now. Read the information provided to get the most out of the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I'm not giving this a 5-out-of-5 rating because it's a good attraction, but because it has to be seen. My wife and I visited this place in August 2015. You enter through a small (but pretty good) gift shop that doesn't include much about the actual pit, pay your $2, and then walk through a low tunnel to see... one... More 

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Central Coast California
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131 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This a mine that has been abandoned, and clean up of the toxic metals in the water is going on right now. Read the information provided to get the most out of the visit.

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Bozeman, Montana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very interesting pre-recorded message as you looked over the pit. You can see present day mining operations from the platform. Learned a lot about mining. Did not go on the underground tour as it was completely booked.

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Henderson, Nevada
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224 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Quick google search shows the same landscape you will see, it's just a toxic water hole. Plus you can find lots of info online about the pit. Yeah it was only $2 but my use of the bathroom facility made this trip average value.

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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stopped by on a whim because of TripAdvisor reviews. What an amazing place! The history behind this "lake" is very neat. You go through the gift shop and up to the check out where you puchase your pass to go see the pit. You then walk through a tunnel and on the other side is Berkeley Pit. There is audio... More 

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The mining history of Butte is an important and overlooked part of American History. The displays and narration at the overlook give a great overview of the history of Butte and the decision to transition from underground to surface mining.

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Calgary, Canada
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175 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

For the small fee, you get to walk thru a tunnel(they should make it rotate!) to a pit showing man's historical work to extract copper and make money and putting off the inevitable problem of getting rid of the super contaminated water or curing it. Butte reminds me and my girlfriend of many South American mining towns and this just... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I don't know how to rate this. This place was an interesting place to view one of the most incredible and disturbing sites I've seen. We arrived with a group of teachers and had a person help us understand what we were seeing. The "water" was still and the reflection made some optical illusions as to where the water line... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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194 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wow what a hole, what a history and what a problem! Some interesting copper items in the little shop.

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Polson, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

One of humankinds great environmental disasters. It serves as an amazing testament to what became the fate of Butte, and the direction it's going. Not to be missed!

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