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Berkeley Pit

Butte, MT
+1 406-723-3177
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The pit is amazing, but it's a bit of a tourist trap.

It's definitely worth seeing this giant, toxic hole in the ground. But the whole story is not told... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pigeonherder
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Seattle, Washington
Worth a stop

For $2.00 it's a perfect stop. Grab an ice cream cone and enjoy. Always nice to hear a little local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fleishans
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Butte, MT
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's definitely worth seeing this giant, toxic hole in the ground. But the whole story is not told there, and they're trying to sell you lots of copper products in the gift shop.

Thank Pigeonherder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $2.00 it's a perfect stop. Grab an ice cream cone and enjoy. Always nice to hear a little local history.

Thank fleishans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's only $2 per person so worth a look. It's an interesting part of history. It's extremely beautiful in it's toxic nature.

Thank Kilguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way into Butte on Interstate 90 we were impressed by views of the massive mining pits. Intrigued to learn more, we stopped at the Berkeley Pit Viewing Stand. Friendly staff explained the history before we paid our $2 to exit through the shop...More

Thank Hans d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do on our stopover in Butte and discovered this place was opens we popped up to have a look ourselves. I was shocked that this place has been turned into a tourist venue. Effectively, it's the abandoned workings of...More

Thank helenandpaul13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad that the total cost was only two dollars each. If it had been more I would have been disappointed as the displays were sparsely informative and ultimately not worth a penny more than the price of admission.

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hole in the ground! Largest copper mine in the world and also the most polluted! Large scar on the environment!

Thank larry g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You buy a ticket and walk through a small runner to get a view of this artificial lake that was the result of open mining for copper. It is beautiful green surrounded by naked dessert like brinks. However, the lake is highly poisonous, and the...More

Thank Olfred
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It cost 2 dollars to walk thru a tunnel and look at this giant hole. Was kinda cool. Huge. A lot of information that I wasn't aware of. Now don't think there is a ton to do after taking pictures. Look and then leave it...More

Thank ssheilmn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick stop ($2 entry fee) to see the massive open pit mine that swallowed up part of the Butte town, and is holds a giant toxic lake. The poisoned water is an acute danger still, if the level rises a few hundred feet more, and...More

Thank James B
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