World Museum of Mining

World Museum of Mining, Butte: Hours, Address, World Museum of Mining Reviews: 4.5/5

World Museum of Mining
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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. Displays and exhibits focus on mining and the related culture that made Butte, MT. The World Museum of Mining offers two mine tours. One takes you into the depths of the Orphan Girl mine and provides the history of mining, gives visitors the opportunity to see the Orphan Girl vein and is approximately 1.5 hours long. Get fitted with a miner's hard hat and lamp to experience life underground! The other tour is a Mine Yard tour. The guide walks you through the Mine Yard showing guests where miners started and ended their day. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made on our website. The Museum is open seven days a week until the end of October with limited hours in November. Weather conditions may affect our ability to offer all services.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Amy CF
Helena, MT2 contributions
Well worth the money!
Apr 2021 • Family
My grandfather and great uncle worked in the Butte mines, so this experience was all the more powerful. My two children also loved the experience. They are 12 and 13 and hard to please, but this was captivating for all of us. This tour is well worth the money.
Written April 25, 2021
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T2175SSthomass
Burke, VA33 contributions
Great family experience!
Sep 2020
This is a great place to spend a couple or several hours. Very informative and interesting tour of the mine provided by local college graduate student. The frontier town they have assembled from various historic buildings brought in from elsewhere is fantastic. We were so happy that we made this a stop!
Written October 6, 2020
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THINGS2LIVE4
Rocky River, OH911 contributions
One of the Countries great industrial tourism sites
Sep 2020 • Solo
You actually get to tour a mine that closed in the 1950s. This was an awesome unique industrial experience. Much of America was built by and wars were won by what was mined here. On top of the mine they built an old west town that kids would love.
Written September 27, 2020
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VB6
14 contributions
mining town and equipment
Sep 2020 • Couples
Wonderful 22 acres to explore!! Town shops and mining tools and shaft. Didn't have time for the underground tour though.
Written September 25, 2020
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ERIC R
Austin, TX78 contributions
Very Educational and Fun Experience
Sep 2020 • Family
Highly recommend booking and taking the small group tour ahead of time. It is the tour that goes into the mine (about 45 min above ground and then about 45 min in the mine). Our tour guide was Chase. He had the spirit and energy to share so much. He was great. We learned so much.
Written September 19, 2020
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LaurenEA91
Chadds Ford, PA274 contributions
Good Time Killer
Sep 2020 • Couples
It was raining on our only Saturday in Butte. We went here because it was the number one thing to do in Butte. It was ok and most of it was outside, luckily the rain had mostly stopped. The museum was nothing like what I expected, it was a walk through replica of a mining era town. All you could do was look into the windows of the different buildings. A bit strange.
Written September 19, 2020
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Leslie E
2 contributions
Don’t bother
Sep 2020 • Couples
Not worth the time! I sufficient signage to explain anything or discuss. No cohesive message/story about the place. Maybe because of Covid things are different...but Very disappointing.
Written September 5, 2020
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Mark N
3 contributions
This is a must for visitors to the area.
Sep 2020
We reserve the underground tour at the World Museum of Mining, and it was one of the best things we did in the Butte area. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide and he really gave us more than we really wanted and it was wonderful. He let us 100 feet down into the mine and explained how all of the mining was done from the older days to the more modern days. It is a great museum.
Written September 1, 2020
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Becky P
Tacoma, WA31 contributions
Wonderful little place!
Aug 2020 • Solo
Wow, I loved this place! We included the underground mining tour on our visit and glad we did! It was fascinating. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and laid-back. I learned so much about mining.
This is a must see in Butte!
Written September 1, 2020
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Shortb2014
Puyallup, WA22 contributions
Orphan Girl 100 ft down tour
Aug 2020 • Family
Fascinating! From stepping into the building, pleasant helpful staff. Chance was our tour guide and dove into so much of mining and the history of the mines.
Written August 9, 2020
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