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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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The mine tour is awesome

The museum has acres of old buildings that are self guided. The underground mine tour is the gem... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
32ozicedlatte
Visit the museum and take a tour of the mine.

Some parts of the mine are still being used as classroom practicals for the Montana Tech mining and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim W
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Green River, Wyoming
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has acres of old buildings that are self guided. The underground mine tour is the gem of the place. We went to the 100 foot level of the mine. Well worth the price of admission. Make reservations!

Thank 32ozicedlatte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some parts of the mine are still being used as classroom practicals for the Montana Tech mining and geology department. Get a feeling for the conditions of the miners of old. Great tour, great little "mining town" construct, mostly original buildings. Great tour guide and...More

1  Thank Tim W
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting. Glad you had a lot of fun.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see and do here in this museum with so much history explained in a most understandable way be sure and include the children.

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would be a 5 circles if they had a guided tour of the above ground area. While their is a lot to see it's missing some information. We did take the 65 foot deep tour - well worth it. You can see that water...More

Thank Trevor D
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting. We are excited you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we went it was a little too hot. It's set up as an old town and there are three different options; the town walk, the underground guided tour, or both.

Thank Kilguy
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting. We have certainly had some hot days recently.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We took this tour on advise! Great tour of the history of mining in Butte and the town it use to be. A population of 100,000 to 30,000 during its history . The tour was done by a very knowledgeable graduate of mining, geology and...More

1  Thank mashby52
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for visiting. Jess is a great guide!

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is not at all so professional build up as many othermuseums, but never the less, it was very interesting to see how life was for the miners. The little museum town in connection with the mining museum was splendid.

Thank Olfred
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Displays a large number of mining equipment, Has over a dozen of buildings to create an old mining town. You can look into the windows to see the appropriate artifacts for the building. They offer an underground tour of the Orphan Girl Mine.

Thank richardderose
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

this place is definitely worth the stop. even though we did not do the 100 feet into the mine shaft, the rest of the museum and replica mining town is worth the minimal price.

Thank Judy D
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed the Museum! Thanks for exploring our mining town.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Be sure to take advantage of the AAA discount for admission. There are exhibits in the entrance building before you head out. To the left is a room with beautiful mineral samples, including some under black light in a side room. What most excited me...More

Thank Kathy K
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

The doll collection is quite surprising. I've worked here for 10 years and am still in awe that one person collected all of those doll houses and dolls. Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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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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