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World Museum of Mining, Butte

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4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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  • Sadly even in low season in October the 12:30 underground mine tour was booked out by tour groups from Yellowstone so we are unable to do this tour. Also, despite what web site says the underground to...  read more »
  • This is my second visit to this museum. It is still very interesting and full of historic information. Enjoyed walking around exploring on a beautiful sunny day. I highly recommend visiting this outdo...  read more »
  • We went there in the morning, as we had to leave town early in the day. We were sorry we couldn't do the mine tour, which takes you underground to see the mine, but they were booked until the afternoo...  read more »
  • Great way to learn about mining and history of Butte, Mo. Our tour guide was an actual miner from the area in the '60s. There is a player piano, mineral exhibit, and little town to view in addition to the tour. I highly recommend the tour ($37 for 2 adults). Easy access to the mine through a sloped portal that was cut into the mine for tourists. You don't go very deep (~65ft) but you still get a feel for what the miners lived with. We were told the tour would last about 2 hours but our lasted closer to 3. Tour depends on # of questions asked I'm sure.
  • Our tour guide, Jim, was kind enough to take us on our tour early since the 12:30 tour didn't have any reservations, and we got a private tour. He was a great conversationalist who did a wonderful job of explaining everything, while throwing in entertaining stories and tid bits along the way. All of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The "town" displays were really neat, and since we came early in the season we practically had the place to ourselves. Really cool place!
  • The tour guide talks too long about himself. People came to see history and the underground mine. Less talking, more tour please.
  • A great educational museum. It gives a great insight into the miners lives and how copper mines work. A must with school age children.
  • Lots to see, you can really spend a lot of time on the grounds going over all the details of mining operations and mining life. Some of the displays and buildings are in bad need of a little maintenance before they fall to the elements.
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