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Address: Butte, MT
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A Butte must see.

Nice little area to stop. Sad to see how full it's gotten since I had been there years ago. But it is a part of Butte history and should be a stop on any Butte trip

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Nice little area to stop. Sad to see how full it's gotten since I had been there years ago. But it is a part of Butte history and should be a stop on any Butte trip

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a interesting place. They charge $2 for adults, $1 for children under 17. No discounts. I have heard about the Berkley Pit form my boyfriend. I loved hearing about how the pit was formed by research on the internet and from him. Seeing it in real life and reading the signs and such by the viewing area was... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a strange place to be as it's presented as a touristic attraction while it's a collection point of toxic waste water. Never the less it's quite an amazing place with quite a threatening potential.

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BUTTE
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When I first saw this mine it was a big hole with huge trucks in it. The tires on the trucks were higher than I was. Now, the pit has a toxic lake in it. There are displays that give you the history. Its worth seeing because of the history and what has happened with this mine.

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Centennial, Colorado
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258 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Ilived in Butte while i was growing up, moved away at age 16. I remember going up to the Pit and watching the extremely huge trucks go up & down. They were huge when they got to the top and when they got to the bottom they looked like a big wheel toy. Now it is nothing but a horrible... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 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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28 reviews 28 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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Columbus, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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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