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Berkeley Pit

Butte, MT
+1 406-723-3177
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Sad, but beautiful

Sad that this is what will kill people, but it is a beautiful shade of green blue and part of their... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bergind
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merrrimack, nh
Berkeley pit overlook

Amazing view of the pit and surrounding mountains. There is a fee to access the viewing platform... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stemmlerm
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Denver, Colorado
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Butte, MT
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sad that this is what will kill people, but it is a beautiful shade of green blue and part of their history. Sad the birds died here last year when they flew into it. Hopeful the scientists and engineers can find a safe solution.

Thank Bergind
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view of the pit and surrounding mountains. There is a fee to access the viewing platform but everything was closed when we got there and the tunnel to the platform was open.

Thank stemmlerm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10.6.17 Always amazing to find sites like this that helped build America and the World despite the fact there are some unintended at the time costs environmentally. Amazing surface mine worth a visit to simply see how massive it is. the Doctor hit me with...More

Thank DoctorVonCueBall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unavoidable sight of the destruction of American landscape for the industrial profit of a few. WOW - neighborhoods were destroyed, lives were changed - but the copper was taken and a few got rich. This whole town demonstrates what the robber barons of that...More

Thank JMAC2239
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find. In-expensive. A short visit provided a informative picture of mining in the Butte area.

Thank BillMeyers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old mine is not in operation anymore. it is located just outside town and is seen from anywhere. It was interesting to visit and observe, reading the plaques and listening to the recorded explanations. A 2 $ entrance charge.

Thank marathon308
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband likes learning about mines and so we visited the Berkeley Pit which is an old mining pit in Butte, MT. It was functional between 1955 and 1982. You learn about the history of the pit from diagrams and explanations and see what it...More

Thank docevida_5
Reviewed 16 September 2017

OK, it's the world's largest whatever it is - toxic lake or mining waste dump or something - and you go because it's just so bizarre. And you don't know what to expect. And there's this lady, I think her name is barb, in the...More

1  Thank TravelLadyBJH
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Berkely Pit is a mile-wide body of water created from ground water (I guess) that used to be pumped out of the 10,000 miles of mine tunnels lying beneath Butte, MT. After below-ground mining was discontinued, the pumps which removed the water within the...More

1  Thank circa2015
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Not what I was expecting. I thought there would be a platform in town you cold just go to and see the pit. Turns out it's like a museum, about $5 to get in. You go down a tunnel to the pit where there is...More

1  Thank hulagirl78749
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