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Address: Butte, MT
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Glad I got to see this while here. We couldn't find anyone working here so no one to take our money. Interesting place. Signs tell you what its all about. We had two 5 yr olds who... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mydonna
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Texas
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134 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Glad I got to see this while here. We couldn't find anyone working here so no one to take our money. Interesting place. Signs tell you what its all about. We had two 5 yr olds who weren't interested, the rest of us got a selfie in the "selfie spot". Fun fact: In 1995, a flock of migrating geese landed... More 

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Temecula, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A worthwhile stop to review some of the areas history. Not sure of the hour or cost First time we went by it was locked and the next day it was open. The sign says $2 but there was no one or no place to leave $$. Still a worthwhile stop.

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Bentley, Michigan
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to check it out. There was a sign that said it cost $2 but no one was there to take the money. There is a tunnel you walk through to see the entire view of the pit. The bottom of the pit is filled with water which is a real color. Apparently only a few bugs can... More 

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1,276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

While perhaps not intentional, this superfund site shows what can happen with mineral extraction. Open pit mine filled with water when nearby facility abandoned and pumps shut down. Facility is so toxic birds have been killed by the hundreds just for a short landing. By 2020 city could loose its water supply. A scary thought.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

What a shame - the deleterious environmental impact of open pit mining is here for all to see. The Berkeley Pit is a former open pit copper mine (both the underground mines and the Berkeley Pit are part of a Federal Superfund Site) & the water that now fills the pit is highly acidic (high in concentrations of arsenic, copper,... More 

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Butte, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

It's pretty mind blowing to see firsthand the impacts that 30 years of strip mining will forever have on the environment here at the Berkeley pit. I recommend this one of a kind hole in the ground to anyone who has any interest in history, environment, or nature.

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Worth a stop if in the area. Interesting to learn about how it became polluted and what is being done to try to fix it. Admission is only $2 so it's worth it.

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Juneau, Alaska
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98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This is my second visit in a year and I think it is one of the most beautiful polluted sites in the United States! Really interesting history and what is being done to help fix this superfund site. Admission $2. Cute gift shop & restrooms on site. Lovely garden area. A Must-See when in Butte

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wallngford
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

I was not prepared for the size of the Pit, or how close it was to residential areas. This pit is a stark reminder of how the mining business took priority over all other interests, not just in Butte, but in similar towns of the past. The photo I took overlooking the pit is from the hilltop that holds the... More 

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United Kingdom
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114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Open pit, dramatic to view. Part of the cultural fabric, for better or for worse. Friendly staff as always.

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