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Berkeley Pit

Butte, MT
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Butte
Type: Mines, Bodies of Water, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Bozeman, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in town exploring and I was dying to check out the pit. I only recently found out that you could visit it and was extremely curious. We arrived on Sunday afternoon. We saw the signs that admission was to be paid at the gift shop, however there was no one in the gift shop and... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I took my girlfriend on a date to the pit when we were in butte. While it is very affordable, she was not too impressed. It's not pretty and it probably took six months off our lives. Do yourself and your longevity a favor by avoiding this hazard. This attraction is about as great as butte in general.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you have never seen a pit before, it is worth checking out. They charge a $2 entry fee, which is worth if you have never seen a pit before.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

nothing else like it. part of the town's history. we enjoyed the overlook and looked for the flag of the country where our people came from.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've heard about the Berkeley Pit since I moved to Montana in 2002. We finally got to see it. They charge $2 for adults, $1 for children under 17. No discounts. You pay your money in the gift shop where they hope you'll spend way more money, let you walk out the door, down the stairs, through a tunnel that... More

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Blaine, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very interesting, seeing and hearing about this mine. Huge water filled that they say if a bird were to go into it would kill them instantly. They have a copper mine sovereign shop on site, which we bought several things. At the mine, a recording tells about the history of the mine, and there are other displays you can read... More

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MN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found out the Butte Trolley tours stop here so we did that. The trolley tour explained more of the history of the pit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Price is right to see the history of 100+ years of mining. One mile high and one mile deep. Excellent example of open pit mining and to see tunnels of yester-years. Great history lesson.

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