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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
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
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.
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
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
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