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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Skip the fake town do the mine tour

The museum is basically a mock mining town, you can look in the windows of the buildings and some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hulagirl78749
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Austin, Texas
Pleasant surprise

The tour was a pleasant surprise and pretty cool. Ran in to a couple of guys that work there while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
T B
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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 1 week ago

The museum is basically a mock mining town, you can look in the windows of the buildings and some have entry ways you can stand in to see inside, not too bad but the best part was the mine tour. Since the mines are flooded...More

1  Thank hulagirl78749
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Definitely check the weather before you go! Thanks so much for visiting. The tour does bring the whole mining experience into perspective.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was a pleasant surprise and pretty cool. Ran in to a couple of guys that work there while exploring the "mining town" and learned even more about Butte and other attractions.

Thank T B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fully expected that this museum would be boring and not hold our attention. Boy were we wrong. First -- we couldn't get on the underground tour even though we were there about twenty minutes after they opened as they were already booked !...More

Thank Nprus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area and looking for something to do, when we came across the World Mining Museum. It was a GREAT experience, you actually get to go down into a mine. Plus they have an old mining town that includes countless actual antique...More

1  Thank Chuck L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unplanned stop I Butte turned into a great two days with the highlight being a trip to the past. Our 9 and 16 year old rated this a winner. We arrived at 9 am opening time on Sunday to book the longer underground tour...More

Thank 77maple123
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making the unplanned stop. Butte certainly has a lot to offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guided underground tour pretty interesting. Reservations required, and desk was very accommodating when we had to reschedule at last minute

Thank tacocands
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our tours do tend to fill up quickly so we highly recommend making reservations. Guests can call us at 406-723-7211 for information. Thanks for joining us on the underground tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The displays are very informative and the engineering marvels are astounding this is a great place for anyone interested in mining and mechanical things

Thank Potts44
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed our exhibits.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great opportunity to get the whole family to enjoy a fascinating interactive piece of Butte history.

Thank subscribe2016
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking a detour from the trail and visiting the World Museum of Mining!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were sad not to have the time to go down into the mine, but we were leaving town and couldn't wait. However, we did tour the museum and the deserted mining town. All very interesting. For me the huge rock and mineral collection owned...More

Thank Kay M
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I see the doll collection every day and am still in awe that they were all owned by one person. It is an amazing collection. I'm always a sucker for rocks! Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Includes reconstructed historic 'town', actual copper mine tour [to 65 feet down] and lots of cool history about mining and Butte

Thank CathiC283
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! We are excited you found the Museum interesting. We are trying each day to add more history highlights.

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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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