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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Very good tour and interesting mine

This is a must-do in Butte! Take the tour to the one of the lower levels to get the real... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Jarsteve
Absolue MUST!

What a lesson about mining!! We did not have the opportunity to venture to the underground part of... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
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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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155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a must-do in Butte! Take the tour to the one of the lower levels to get the real experience of a miner.

Thank Jarsteve
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the tour. We were excited to add the 100 foot level tour this year as we also feel it gives a great feel of being a miner.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

What a lesson about mining!! We did not have the opportunity to venture to the underground part of the Museum and that would have only increased the rating!! America runs on electricity - and the copper that gave us that energy came from Butte -...More

Thank JMAC2239
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Took the excellent mining tour with Jim C., who worked in the mine for several years as an electrician. The tour and the exhibits in the hoist house were very good as was a display of various minerals/booklet on their various properties. We watched a...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was a great mine to visit as we took the tour below ground. This was an actual working mine in the day. We had a top notch mine tour guide who is a local school teacher and his family where all miners. The town...More

Thank RayV555
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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

Reviewed 1 September 2017 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 31 August 2017

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 31 August 2017

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 30 August 2017

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 31 August 2017

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

Reviewed 28 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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.

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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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