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Pittoresk and informative

Quite a surprise. you access through a cute gift shop, pass through a well lit narrow tunnel to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Mining Legacy

For 2 bucks you take a short walk out through a tunnel. Amazing what awaits your eyes. The things... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a surprise. you access through a cute gift shop, pass through a well lit narrow tunnel to a viewing terrace with stunning views. The information video and the tableaus are a bit dated and would deserve update.

Thank momamo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Berkeley pit “tourist attraction” is a feeble attempt to put lipstick on an environmental wasteland. That this superfund sure has not yet been restored speaks to a larger tragedy of ongoing environmental degradation.

1  Thank glenda f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We 'enjoyed' this site because we have heard of it and because we could finally see how large it is. This huge hole in the ground is filled with a toxic mix of chemicals that is a Superfund site which has taken years to clean...More

1  Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting!! Beautiful! There is a lot of history to learn about here!! Take the whole family and learn about copper!!

Thank Rbranch1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For 2 bucks you take a short walk out through a tunnel. Amazing what awaits your eyes. The things that money and man can do. Carving a mile deep crater in the earth. The area finally played out, and with the de-watering pumps turned off,...More

1  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative viewing area. Well written explanations of the pit and how it grew to its current size. There is also audio information. Fortunately, a process for treating the water has been developed. The gift shop has a nice selection of souvenirs--many copper items. The...More

Thank ffarmer2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing really to see unless you think seeing a big polluted hole is exciting. I would skip this and move on to something else.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Another piece of mining history to view and learn about while in Butte. I am always amazed what man does for the love of money.

Thank Lillie B
Reviewed July 14, 2018

A great reminder what we humans are capable of... messing the nature. But this place is definitely worth the entrance fee of $2. It's beautiful, sad and very informative. It was pouring rain when I visited but the tunnel and viewing platform are covered.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

You’ll often see references to the Berkeley Pit in magazines and articles. It’s definitely worth a quick stop if you’re in the area. I recall it was just a couple dollars to enter. I found the presentation and display signs interesting. Just up the hill...More

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