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Berkeley Pit

Butte, MT
+1 406-723-3177
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More than a toxic pool of mining waste!

To some, the Berkeley Pit is simply a big divot on the earth left after years of underground mining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rene K
,
Butte
A pit filled with water

This place is worth a stop. It really is just a big pit. I will note, that if you like history, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
YellowstoneInnkeeper
,
Gardiner Montana
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (28 reviews)
“big hole” (12 reviews)
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Butte, MT
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+1 406-723-3177
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"quick stop"
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"copper items"
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"entry fee"
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"worth a stop"
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"mining history"
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"audio recording"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To some, the Berkeley Pit is simply a big divot on the earth left after years of underground mining and now filled with toxic water. Standing alone, that really is all you see. However, if you dig (no pun intended) into the historical significance of...More

Thank Rene K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is worth a stop. It really is just a big pit. I will note, that if you like history, the history of this pit and the Anaconda Mining Company is very interesting. You won't get that history here, but its a good visual...More

Thank YellowstoneInnkeeper
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A whole mountain devoured into a seemingly bottomless cesspool of toxic waste. I can’t understand why this city is proud of this heritage. Montana is one big toxic wasteland. They are trying to clean it up, but they are lost. Spent billions of taxpayer money...More

Thank richard k
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you're in Butte it's worth a visit. Pay your entry fee and journey to the pit through a small tunnel (this part is pretty cool) and enter the viewing area of the pit. The pit isn't so amazing as sad, sad to see what...More

Thank Joseph P
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Worth a stop to see the remnants of a huge open pit mine. It is now almost full of contaminated water so you miss some of the immense size.

Thank gerleg12
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

You don't really get a good idea of how big and deep the pit actually is. Having seen the pit when it was in operation in the early 80's compared to the present state is like day and night. Crazy to think of all the...More

Thank danielj9706
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the visitor center at noon on a Wednesday to find it closed even though all the signs there said their hours were 9-6. Really sad we couldn't see it.

Thank Nathalie W
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I had never seen a mine before, and it was impressive to see what one looked like and what the consequences to nature could be. I would recommend this to anyone for educational purposes already, and the scene left a lasting impression on what mining...More

Thank PearBananas
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Viewing platform that overlooks the Berkeley Pit that was created from open-pit copper mining from 1955 to 1982. The pit is currently filling with water which contains heavy metals from the former mining operations. The new mining operations can be seen in the background of...More

Thank IdahoGems
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The history and the story behind the Pit is interesting and scary to think that this area is so toxic.

Thank Rdray2
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