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Address: Montana Tech Campus, Butte, MT
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Great museum on Montana Techs campus

We visited the museum on 6/16/16. It has a great assortment of minerals, better I thought than the Smithsonian in DC. There is no fee for the museum but if you can make a donation... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
Peter K
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Hurricane, Utah
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Hurricane, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We visited the museum on 6/16/16. It has a great assortment of minerals, better I thought than the Smithsonian in DC. There is no fee for the museum but if you can make a donation please do so. We spent about 2 hours and easily could have spent another hour. Be sure and check out the fluorescent minerals display. A... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Although I arrived early in the morning, I could not find a parking spot near the museum. They are very limited. I parked my car in one of the many other P-areas on the campus and informed the museum staff. The museum is located in an university building. Many minerals are displayed in many cabinets, together with useful information. I... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Quick visit late in the day. Manager John was personable and shared history of the museum and stories of the collection. Great view of entire uptown Butte from parking area.

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Thank Bonnie B
Butte, Montana
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

the place is kind of hidden on the hill and entangled within the Montana Tech campus, but is well worth the hassle and it's FREE. just watch for signs and you can park fairly close. the visit is very informing with some great displays and there are many minerals and rocks that will hold even the children's interest. plus you... More 

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Thank stevegA7315KV
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Shared the museum with family and learned a lot about minerals, rocks, and earthquakes. Price is right!

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Thank Shelley R
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Free, on the third floor of a building on Montana Tech campus, with a few parking spaces up the road (a larger lot is down the hill). Gorgeous/amazing crystals, metals, minerals, dinosaur bones and Boris the 50K year old Siberian cave bear skeleton - housed in a cool high-ceilinged old auditorium. Very nice man runs the small gift shop. If... More 

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Thank L H
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I did not believe this would be a place of interest to me but I sure was wrong! Very good signage and displays. We enjoyed looking at all of the minerals especially those within the US.

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Springfield, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I liked the sheer variety and volume of samples in this museum which could entertain a person for a couple of hours easily. I was impressed with the "dark room" for minerals that glow in the dark. There is a small gift shop with rock samples, jewelry, and books. Perhaps this can be expanded a little bit in the future.... More 

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Butte
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Great place to visit. On the historic campus of Montana Tech. Good collection of specimens. can comb visit to mining museum then short drive (or even quick walk) over to see this too. Being free even better. enough to keep you busy for an hour or so. Good views of the city from outside too. Another great museum to see... More 

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Davenport, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

A very nice place to see minerals from around the world and from local mines and quarries. This is part of the college campus in a town filled with mining history. The museum assistant was very helpful and answered all my questions.

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