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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Excellent!

Love the tour and beautiful specimens displayed at the museum. Very interesting! The history of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lacey D
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Salmon Idaho
wrapped in fascination...

I stopped here on a fluke a while back and VERY glad I did. The number of things to learn here of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Open April thru October, the World Museum of Mining is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard - the Orphan Girl. This 44 acre museum exhibits more than a century of American history and brings it to life. 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. Our displays and exhibits focus on mining and the related culture and ethnic groups that made Butte, MT their home. The World Museum of Mining offers two underground mine tous that take you into the depths of the Orphan Girl mine. The 65 ft tour is a glimpse of the underground and takes about an hour. The 100 ft tour gives more history and gives visitors the opportunity to see the Orphan Girl vein. The 100 ft tour takes approximately 1.5 hours. Get fitted with a miner's hard hat, cap lamp and battery belt to experience life underground! Space is limited and reservations are recommended. The World Museum of Mining is open daily at 9:00 am April - October. From time to time weather conditions affect our ability to offer all available services.
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155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the tour and beautiful specimens displayed at the museum. Very interesting! The history of the mining town once know as the richest little hill on earth, is educational and touching. So glad we visited.

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Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting and also for taking the time to review the Museum. We are always excited to hear when people learn a bit of history about Butte America while visiting our Museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here on a fluke a while back and VERY glad I did. The number of things to learn here of mining the area is endless. And ad to the times all the machinery was developed you will gain new found respect for the...More

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Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for stopping by the Museum on a fluke! We are glad you enjoyed your time and even more excited that you learned a bit about mining.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It is a well illustrated museum of Butte's and the World's mining. A tour will enlighten one on what mining means to one's future.

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Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Mining does influence most aspects of our lives and our future. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to share your experience.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We spent 4 hours at World Museum of Mining and could easily have spent more. The museum has many features: an underground mine tour; the mine yard of buildings, tools, and machinery; a mining town re-creation of buildings and artifacts; a mineral and rock room;...More

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Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the recommendation. It does take time to truly experience the 22 acres of artifacts we have on site. We are glad you were able to spend time exploring so much of it. We hope you come back again to explore more!

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This updated version of the museum is a solid improvement. The story of America's industrial power, especially in the war years from 1917 - 1945 can be seen in the mining exhibits at the World Museum of Mining. It includes cultural as well as technological...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Take a tour of the mine, our guide was very enthusiastic and knowlegable. It is all so interesting, so much to see from the original mines to the reproductions of the whole town. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Amazing walk through mining history. How much this town contributed to the growth of the United States with mining of copper and other minerals is shown in great detail. Whole family walked away a little smarter and appreciated what it took to get the copper...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

There is much to see. The tour in the mine is a must do! The gide was energetic and knew very much about the history of mining.

1  Thank Marco K
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Be sure to stop here if you visit Butte. Butte was built on mining, and most people really have no idea what it takes to get minerals and ore out of the ground.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A great place for a history lesson. Lots to do and see and learn about Butte and it's mining history. Definitely visit if you have time.

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Brad J
20 April 2018|
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Response from Jeanette K | Property representative |
The World Museum of Mining is open 9:00 - 6:00 on Fridays April thru October. The last admission is sold at 5:00.
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StephSeekingTravel
14 March 2018|
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Response from Jeanette K | Property representative |
Little ones have to be at least 4 years of age to do the underground tour. The Museum does have a large Museum on the surface that is great for all ages.
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KarenSumas_WA
31 May 2017|
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Response from Jeanette K | Property representative |
The 65 ft tour takes 1 hour, the 100 ft tour takes an hour and a half. We also recommend at least an hour for the Museum.
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