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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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What a Great Way to Spend a Day!

We spent 4 hours at World Museum of Mining and could easily have spent more. The museum has many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nashville, TN
America summerized

This updated version of the museum is a solid improvement. The story of America's industrial... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David A
Butte, Montana
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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: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 hours at World Museum of Mining and could easily have spent more. The museum has many features: an underground mine tour; the mine yard of buildings, tools, and machinery; a mining town re-creation of buildings and artifacts; a mineral and rock room;...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This updated version of the museum is a solid improvement. The story of America's industrial power, especially in the war years from 1917 - 1945 can be seen in the mining exhibits at the World Museum of Mining. It includes cultural as well as technological...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Take a tour of the mine, our guide was very enthusiastic and knowlegable. It is all so interesting, so much to see from the original mines to the reproductions of the whole town. Well worth a visit.

Thank gerleg12
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Amazing walk through mining history. How much this town contributed to the growth of the United States with mining of copper and other minerals is shown in great detail. Whole family walked away a little smarter and appreciated what it took to get the copper...More

Thank danielj9706
Reviewed 10 December 2017

There is much to see. The tour in the mine is a must do! The gide was energetic and knew very much about the history of mining.

Thank Marco K
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Be sure to stop here if you visit Butte. Butte was built on mining, and most people really have no idea what it takes to get minerals and ore out of the ground.

Thank 714montanagirl
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A great place for a history lesson. Lots to do and see and learn about Butte and it's mining history. Definitely visit if you have time.

Thank bgskyman
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Amazing opportunity to get up close to a piece of industrial history that empowered the USA during the late 19th and early 20th century. Butte America, with a workforce made up of immigrants from over 50 countries, has a rich mining and trade union history....More

1  Thank Tullamoretraveller
Reviewed 24 October 2017

If there is a better mining mining museum on this earth, I would love to know where it is. The one-hour mine tour was spectacular, informing, and unique. There is an amazing collection of mine machinery. This is a stop that is well worth driving...More

Thank SteveRearington
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a great mining museum with both indoor and outdoor displays. A big surprise was the multiple block town replicating the typical old mining town. Also don't miss the mining memorial located right outside town that is free to the public.

Thank sandawilliams
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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.