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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Very nice!

There is much to see. The tour in the mine is a must do! The gide was energetic and knew very much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marco K
Lisse, The Netherlands
Any history buff would like this place.

Be sure to stop here if you visit Butte. Butte was built on mining, and most people really have no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Homer, Alaska
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Open April thru October, the World Museum of Mining is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard - the Orphan Girl. This 44 acre museum exhibits more than a century of American history and brings it to life. Explore more than 50 structures, ranging from the 100 ft high headframe to the many buildings of Hell Roarin' Gulch, a turn of the century mining town. Our displays and exhibits focus on mining and the related culture and ethnic groups that made Butte, MT their home. The World Museum of Mining offers two underground mine tous that take you into the depths of the Orphan Girl mine. The 65 ft tour is a glimpse of the underground and takes about an hour. The 100 ft tour gives more history and gives visitors the opportunity to see the Orphan Girl vein. The 100 ft tour takes approximately 1.5 hours. Get fitted with a miner's hard hat, cap lamp and battery belt to experience life underground! Space is limited and reservations are recommended. The World Museum of Mining is open daily at 9:00 am April - October. From time to time weather conditions affect our ability to offer all available services.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is much to see. The tour in the mine is a must do! The gide was energetic and knew very much about the history of mining.

Thank Marco K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to stop here if you visit Butte. Butte was built on mining, and most people really have no idea what it takes to get minerals and ore out of the ground.

Thank 714montanagirl
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

A great place for a history lesson. Lots to do and see and learn about Butte and it's mining history. Definitely visit if you have time.

Thank bgskyman
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Amazing opportunity to get up close to a piece of industrial history that empowered the USA during the late 19th and early 20th century. Butte America, with a workforce made up of immigrants from over 50 countries, has a rich mining and trade union history....More

Thank Tullamoretraveller
Reviewed October 23, 2017

If there is a better mining mining museum on this earth, I would love to know where it is. The one-hour mine tour was spectacular, informing, and unique. There is an amazing collection of mine machinery. This is a stop that is well worth driving...More

Thank SteveRearington
Reviewed October 21, 2017

This is a great mining museum with both indoor and outdoor displays. A big surprise was the multiple block town replicating the typical old mining town. Also don't miss the mining memorial located right outside town that is free to the public.

Thank sandawilliams
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

I loved this place but wasn't fond of the weather the day I visited. My husband took the underground mine tour while I stayed topside. He told me that the guide is an actual retired mine worker of over 30 years was incredibly informative and...More

Thank akbuddie
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

It was our first time in a mine- highly recommend the 100 ft tour! Our guide was VERY knowledgeable. So glad we came.

Thank Jill O
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed October 9, 2017

This is a must-do in Butte! Take the tour to the one of the lower levels to get the real experience of a miner.

Thank Jarsteve
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the tour. We were excited to add the 100 foot level tour this year as we also feel it gives a great feel of being a miner.

Reviewed October 5, 2017

What a lesson about mining!! We did not have the opportunity to venture to the underground part of the Museum and that would have only increased the rating!! America runs on electricity - and the copper that gave us that energy came from Butte -...More

Thank JMAC2239
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May 31, 2017|
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Response from Jeanette K | Property representative |
The 65 ft tour takes 1 hour, the 100 ft tour takes an hour and a half. We also recommend at least an hour for the Museum.