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Berkeley Pit

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Address: Butte, MT
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I visited the pit and truly enjoyed it. Years ago I was there when the pit was working and this was truly interesting to me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Grain Valley, Missouri
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Edmonton
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209 reviews 209 reviews
141 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You have to see it to believe it. This pit is huge baby, only a $2 entry to see this man made marvel.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There is a ton of information packed into this two-dollar self-guided tour of the Berkley Pit. You'll learn how it got there and why it's full of water and what its plans are for the future. The Chamber of Commerce gift store and information center located at the entrance to the pit will help you stay snack-filled and informed on... More 

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Oliver, British Columbia
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You have to see this, it is spectacular. Take your time there is more to see than you think. And come back to the gift shop, they have very unique items.

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Grain Valley, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the pit and truly enjoyed it. Years ago I was there when the pit was working and this was truly interesting to me.

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Unalakleet, Alaska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You arrive and pay to enter... not much, but you than walk through a tunnel and can see the entire Berkeley Pit. There are 2 placard signs and a voice that gives some history, but not much more. The gift shop has several local items for sale, as well as Montana based items.

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It is an interesting look at the largest super fund site with a great view of the pit filled with polluted water and an understanding of how big corporations make mistakes (stopped pumping water out of the pit in the 1980s) causing major problems. There is informational plaques around the site to read and recordings that you can listen to... More 

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New York City, New York
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89 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Okay, it does seem odd to have to pay $2 to see a toxic Superfund site, but this was our second visit, so I guess this is starting to sound like an Aggie joke. Local lore states this is the 2nd largest man-made environmental disaster in U.S. (Macondo blow-out is #1). When ARCO made the decision in 1984 to shut... More 

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139 reviews 139 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Reality hit that the pit is filling with water and they have to sound an very audible alarm each time a bird gets near the water because the water is totally unsafe! Last visit was 15+ years ago and now it is almost at bedrock. A very interesting and thought provoking place!

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Helena, Montana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This little museum is really a single-feature attraction. However, that feature is done well. There is a well built viewing platform with historical displays and a good audio summary. There is also a cute little shop featuring some very good copper works for sale such as tea kettles, pots & pans, other cook wear, and even some non-cooking things. We... More 

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Payette, Idaho, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

this place has a rich history, gift shop over priced but only $2 to view pit. the pit has a unique history for the Butte area and i enjoyed the educational audio for travelers

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Address: Address: Butte, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Butte

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