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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Underground tour, gems and a Scarecrow Fest!

Spent an entire day here with a short break for lunch (staff recommended Metals Bar and Grill which... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
SmokoEdmonton_AB
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Edmonton, AB
A Lot of Butte History

A lot to see. You just wonder through the area and peek in windows of stores and such. Hard to... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
tiggz2016
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Skagway, Alaska
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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 16 November 2016

Spent an entire day here with a short break for lunch (staff recommended Metals Bar and Grill which was perfect). Our guide for the underground tour was well-informed, courteous and a good raconteur. From the Orchestronic Piano to the multitude of Scarecrows complete with fascinating...More

Thank SmokoEdmonton_AB
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

We are excited you enjoyed your time here! We had a lot of fun with the Scarecrow Fest.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

A lot to see. You just wonder through the area and peek in windows of stores and such. Hard to find, had to go through the college area to get there.

Thank tiggz2016
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Glad you did find us! Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Well worth a trip to downtown Butte if travelling south on I15. The museum is set up like a 1890's mining town and mine. Over 60 buildings. The scarecrow competition was very cool. Enjoyed seeing a really cool part of the history of the northwest...More

Thank Perseverance
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

A lot of love, hard work and volunteer hours went into setting up our Museum. The same is what makes us continue to grow. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

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 tour has a 20 degree incline with no ramp...More

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Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Excited that you found the Museum interesting. We are planning on expanding our tour options in 2017 in order to accommodate a greater number of guests on the Underground Tour as they have been booked months in advance. Hope you can come again to experience...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

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 outdoor museum.

1  Thank akbuddie
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Thanks for the recommendation. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

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 afternoon. If you want to see...More

Thank Jeanne T
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

We do have a few hours worth of objects to see. Wish you would have been able to enjoy the underground tour. Hope you can come back another time.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

We got there about an hour before closing and purchased tickets for the mine tour the next morning. Our admission was for two days--this allowed us to wander on our own the first day and then have a guide the second day. The gentleman at...More

Thank Cheryle S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A school, church, stores, meeting halls, everything one might find in an old time mining camp have been re-created. There is a fine display of minerals from around the world. Artifacts from the mines are on display. Climb up into the head frame, which is...More

Thank Irene854
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Thanks for the review. Mining is what made Butte what it is today.

Reviewed 24 September 2016

My sister & I arrived early in Butte, MT, and weren't sure what to visit. Our hotel suggested the World Museum of Mining, a microcosm of mining life from the 19th century to the present. This museum has a moderate entrance fee. We missed the...More

Thank debra d
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Slot of history. Large display of minerals on display. They have recreated the town from 1800s to early 1900s. Old mine on site that's totally amazing.

Thank Pgh2888
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Excited we were able to take you back in time. Thanks for visiting!

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KarenSumas_WA
How long is the mine tour?
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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