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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Great place to get off the trail

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

Reviewed 24 August 2017
subscribe2016
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Helena, Montana
Well preserved mining town and amazing collections

We were sad not to have the time to go down into the mine, but we were leaving town and couldn't... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Kay M
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Augusta, GA
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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 24 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

Reviewed 23 August 2017 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 29 August 2017

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 22 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Having read the book Fire and Brimstone about the 1917 mine disaster and accompanying labor disputes in Butte, we found the visit here fascinating. The exhibits, including those around an old head-frame and the reconstituted mining town, were very interesting, but even better was the...More

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Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

1917 was full of historical events here in Butte. Several of those events influenced Butte's future. Thanks for visiting and taking the underground tour.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

My wife, daughter and grandchildren decided to visit the museum and went down without making reservations. Found out that we had missed the tour. One of the museum ladies decided to take us on our own tour. It was interesting to learn more of the...More

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Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for visiting. I'm glad we were able to accommodate your group underground!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Very well Guided Underground Tour and overview... you learned about the history of the mines and the Butte area ! Strongly recommend that you make reservations as the tours fill up fast ! Learned the history and importance of Mining industry for our Country !

Thank Judith E
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you found the tour interesting. Butte sure does have a unique history.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

If you've seen one of the other mind shafts in town, you've seen all you need to know. No price ddiscount for seniors and town looks rather small and shabby. Did not want to take tour (which was $15.00) so I decided to leave.

Thank Sandra W
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

I apologize that a senior discount was not mentioned to you. We do actually offer discounts for seniors and youth. We also offer AAA and military discounts.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best mining exhibits with displays depicting actual above and below ground mining operations.

Thank Wallus S
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for being a "frequent" visitor. We are excited you enjoy the Museum.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I did the 100-foot level tour. Very fun and very informative. The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable.

Thank Michele J
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Glad you found the tour fun and informative. We appreciate your visit!

Reviewed 5 August 2017

This worth a stop but check the schedule for tours if you want to go down in the mine, They only take a few people on each tour because of safety.More

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Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We do run the tours 5 times a day: 9:30, 1:00 and 4:15 for the 65 ft level tour and 11:00 & 2:30 for the 100 ft level tour. Guests can call 406-723-7211 for reservations. There is limited space and limited equipment so we can...More

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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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