Berkeley Pit

Berkeley Pit, Butte: Address, Phone Number, Berkeley Pit Reviews: 4/5

Bodies of Water • Lookouts • Mines
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Stephen W
Leadville, CO75 contributions
Amazing example of mining.
Oct 2020
The Berkeley Pit is awe-inspiring as an example of what humans can do when they want to extract important minerals from the ground. If you value mining, this is inspirational. If you no not, it is frightening. People need to think about what is involved in making the devices they use daily in their kitchens and offices and come to grips with how the resources are extracted. Either embrace mining or stop using pretty much everything technological! The reason it is not rate five is that it is so difficult to find a place to see its full extent.
Written October 14, 2020
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jhcrw
9 contributions
Huge mining pit.
Oct 2020
Must see to realize how large this pit is. We saw two eagles flying near the edge of the pit and they looked so tiny against the vastness of the water.
Written October 12, 2020
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Andy W
Kent, WA1,271 contributions
Not open
Sep 2020
I stopped twice - one eastbound and then again a few days later when I was westbound. Always closed. Maybe it's the COVID-19 that is causing this.
Written October 10, 2020
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THINGS2LIVE4
Rocky River, OH916 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2020 • Solo
Butte, Montana has the feel of mid western west belt city. There is a lot to see and do here. The mining museum is really neat. Driving through Butte feels like driving through Pittsburgh, and I say that in a good way.
Written September 27, 2020
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Jesena
Seattle, WA325 contributions
Closed without reason, maybe call ahead?
Sep 2020
We would have loved to see it, besides climing up the steep area to peek through the fence. There is a visitor center where you can pay a fee to see more of the pit and learn about it's history, but whoever is supposed to work there, probably decided to go fishing. We were there at the time it was supposed to be open and during early afternoon, but like others, we were pretty disappointed that it was closed without a reason. One of the guys also visiting said he even called earlier in the day to see how long they would be open and we all arrived 3h before closing time. Oh well...
Written September 23, 2020
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Becky P
Tacoma, WA31 contributions
Wow! What a sight!
Aug 2020 • Solo
This place is an awesome and unique sight! Must see in Butte. The thing is massive. Worth the $3 fee. Check it out. Trust me. It’s worth it! Pair it with the Mining museum for a full understanding of the importance of mining in Butte’s history.
Written September 1, 2020
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Tracy S
23 contributions
Quick visit
Jul 2020
We traveled with a group of 18 people. We made a quick stop at the pit. Our group entered together and they did not allow other people in while we were there. There was a recording that we were able to run to hear the information about the history of the pit. It was easy to hear and listen to.
Written August 1, 2020
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Marty M F
Santa Clarita, CA86 contributions
Worth a Visit!
Jun 2020 • Solo
The Berkeley pit is amazing to see! Nowhere else in the world can you stand on the edge of an open mining pit (which is now filled with water). It costs $3 a person to enter, but that small fee as well worth it!
Written June 27, 2020
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jdc8mbc
California560 contributions
$3 to see toxic pit
Jul 2019
Not sure if we appreciated having to pay $3 to view the Berkeley Pit. The nominal fee is nothing, but it's that we were viewing an environmentally toxic pit.
Written December 28, 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada77,149 contributions
A toxic Pit
Jun 2019
We first had to park, then pay to go to the Berkeley Pit.

We had to walk in atunnel and then we were at the Berkeley Pit.

The lake looked green. It is really toxic.

It has a high concentration of copper, cadmium and metals.

Still, there are water insects that can live in this. Wow!

It was quite interesting to see this.

Worthwhile to see!
Written October 29, 2019
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