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“Great old building ,a treasure !!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Mai Wah

The Mai Wah
17 W. Mercury St, Butte, MT
406/782-4867
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Ranked #11 of 27 things to do in Butte
Activities: Antiquing, City walk sightseeing
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great old building ,a treasure !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A small admission for a big education !!! . This small museum in old town (red light) district of Butte is well worth the time. Exhibits are well marked and very descriptive . Stairs to the upper floors may be a problem for some. John ,The docent the day we went is very knowledgeable on the Chinese History in Butte, He has first hand experience in the Chinese culture having taught English in Taiwan. Overall a very good small museum worth seeing !!.

Visited August 2013
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Austin, TX
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226 reviews 226 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
“Appears abandoned”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Were there on a busy festival weekend and the Mai Wah appeared shuttered and inoperative. A real disappointment.

Visited August 2013
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San Jose, California
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Totally Different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Didn't expect a Chinatown in Butte, but it there it was. The museum is a work in progress but the person there was informative and we were able to explore at our leisure. Loved the Chinese dragon!

Visited August 2012
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Sunnyvale, California
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“Museum of old records for year 1850”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We found my husband's ancestors restaurant address way back to year 1850. It is amazing to see the old histroy of Chinese at Butte. Thanks Jana to show us their collections. We were thrilled to found the old records.

Visited July 2012
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Great Falls, Montana
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“A look at the Chinese community of historic Butte!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Traveling with my Chinese-American friends, this was a great stop to see what the Chinese community was like in the late 1800's and early 1900's. We got a special tour to parts of the building under renovation since my friend's family started their American life in Butte.

This is a very small museum and worth the time to stop to get a perspective of Western life that is not often shown or discussed. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy this short stop while you are in Butte.

Visited July 2012
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