The Berkeley Pit
A former open pit copper mine, this 1,700-foot-deep pit has an observation deck open March through November.
The World Museum of Mining
Located on the former site of the Orphan Girl Mine, the World Museum of Mining measures over twenty acres and contains dozens of buildings, machinery, and authentic equipment.
In addition to touring numerous exhibits highlighting Butte’s industrial heritage, guests can go on an exhilarating underground mine tour with a professional guide.
The Mineral Museum
Located on Montana Tech’s campus, the Mineral Museum’s exhibits help explain why Butte’s geology was so ripe for copper production. Although the museum focuses on local stones, you will also find unique rock formations from far-off nations like India and Spain. Admission is free.
Historic Clark Chateau Museum & Gallery
Owned by one of Butte’s elite mining dynasties, this Nineteenth Century French-style estate now serves as the city’s center for the fine arts.
The Dumas Brothel Museum
This favorite Red Light haunt was in operation from the late Nineteenth Century up into the 1980s, making it one of the world’s longest operating “dens of ill-repute.”
Mai Wah Society Inc.
The red-brick Mai Wah Society was the most important general store for Chinese laborers. Now a museum, the building includes dozens of Asian-American artifacts.
Pekin Noodle House
First opened in the early 1900s, Pekin Noodle House is considered the oldest continually operating family-owned Chinese restaurant in America.
Old Butte Historical Tours & Trolley
A two-hour ride, this trolley tour includes fascinating stories and the history behind famous sites and the National Historic Landmark District.