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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Quite a Lot to See

This would be a 5 circles if they had a guided tour of the above ground area. While their is a lot... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Trevor D
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Calgary, Canada
Was a hot day walking in the sun...

When we went it was a little too hot. It's set up as an old town and there are three different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kilguy
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Calgary, Canada
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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 6 days ago

This would be a 5 circles if they had a guided tour of the above ground area. While their is a lot to see it's missing some information. We did take the 65 foot deep tour - well worth it. You can see that water...More

Thank Trevor D
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting. We are excited you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we went it was a little too hot. It's set up as an old town and there are three different options; the town walk, the underground guided tour, or both.

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

Thanks for visiting. We have certainly had some hot days recently.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this tour on advise! Great tour of the history of mining in Butte and the town it use to be. A population of 100,000 to 30,000 during its history . The tour was done by a very knowledgeable graduate of mining, geology and...More

Thank mashby52
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for visiting. Jess is a great guide!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is not at all so professional build up as many othermuseums, but never the less, it was very interesting to see how life was for the miners. The little museum town in connection with the mining museum was splendid.

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

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Displays a large number of mining equipment, Has over a dozen of buildings to create an old mining town. You can look into the windows to see the appropriate artifacts for the building. They offer an underground tour of the Orphan Girl Mine.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is definitely worth the stop. even though we did not do the 100 feet into the mine shaft, the rest of the museum and replica mining town is worth the minimal price.

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

Glad you enjoyed the Museum! Thanks for exploring our mining town.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to take advantage of the AAA discount for admission. There are exhibits in the entrance building before you head out. To the left is a room with beautiful mineral samples, including some under black light in a side room. What most excited me...More

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

The doll collection is quite surprising. I've worked here for 10 years and am still in awe that one person collected all of those doll houses and dolls. Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in Butte on a long trip on I90 and came across this museum while looking for a picnic site (lovely views). We saw the pit head and buildings and just had to go in. It is really quaint and interesting. Did not have...More

Thank Fionafrancis79
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Excited you took the detour. Hope you had a great trip.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The town was a good reconstruction with lots of stores and shops as well as.the mining equipment and a memorial to those who lost their lives in a mine or related.mining industry. It's on the top of a hill with good views also.

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

Thanks for stopping by and exploring the World Museum of Mining!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best museums I've ever been to! Outdoor area with a recreated town. Make sure you go on one of the underground mine tours! Very knowledgeable guide.

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

We are excited you enjoyed your time with us. The underground tour does add to the education and help one realize the hard work of the miners.

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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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