The “greatest mining camp on earth” built on “the richest hill in the world,” was the former catchphrase for Butte, nestled in Southwestern Montana. This is where you’ll find an authentic mining town experience. Once you arrive, check into one of our Butte, MT hotels and experience these enjoyable local attractions nearby:
Make the Butte Trolley Tour your first activity in town—you will be more informed in preparing for the rest of your trip. The tour guides are exceptionally knowledgeable—some former miners and geologists—and a visit to the Benjamin Pit Overlook is included in this educational 90 minute drive.
Another option is The Old Butte Historical Adventures-Day Tours. Local historians and property owners offer four tours: Underground City Tour, East Walking City Tour, West Walking Tour and the Dellinger Block Tour. All the tours provide a great background of the city—take your pick of one or all of them.
Head north of downtown Butte for a great view of the mining operation at the Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook. This memorial rounds out the history of the area’s most tragic mining disasters.
If you want to meet the current residents of Butte wash down a cocktail at Headframe Spirits. The distillery is in full view from the tasting room where you will be sampling some spirits while immersing yourself in Butte’s colorful past.
You also can take a tour with Butte Urban Safari Tours (B.U.S.T). Go for an intimate drive aboard an open-air electric transport with one of the town’s historic site preservationists with arguably the most extensive historical knowledge of the town.
Believe it or not, there is a whole other level of Butte just below its sidewalks. The World Museum of Mining is one of the few museums located on an actual mine yard, so begin by take a tour of the museum featuring an extensive doll/action figure collection and mining town exhibits. Then, get fitted with a hardhat, light and battery belt, and immerse yourself in total darkness by going down 65ft into the mine.
Whatever you decide to do with your time in this historic mining town, our Butte, Montana hotels provide just what you need to relax after a full day of exploration and fun. Book with Choice Hotels now!
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