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World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701
+1 406-723-7211
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Take a tour! Its amazing!

Sign up for a tour! We did the 100 foot level tour and it was amazing! This is not only one of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rileyscountry
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Portland, OR
Very neat place, worth the visit.

This was a very educational experience. Make sure you take the time and do the underground tour, it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PCBIllinois
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Washington, Illinois
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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 3 weeks ago

Sign up for a tour! We did the 100 foot level tour and it was amazing! This is not only one of the best things we did in Butte, but one of the most unique in Montana! Take advantage of this tour before it gets...More

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

I'm so glad everyone enjoyed the tour. We just opened the 100 foot tour this year, and all of the staff is excited to be able to share this part of Butte history.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very educational experience. Make sure you take the time and do the underground tour, it is really neat.

Thank PCBIllinois
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love to hear when people find the Museum educational. We are working on adding even more ways to share Butte's story and the history of mining. Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has 4 parts. There is a mineral room and a very interesting miniature dollhouse room, but the great parts are the outdoor full scale replica mining town and the underground tour. We were lucky enough to be escorted by Jim, who had been...More

Thank Allison R
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very lucky to have Jim as one of our tour guides. He really does have some great stories. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable visit here. The girl working at the counter was very pleasant and helpful. I loved the doll room. It was an unexpected surprise to find such a wonderful collection of dolls. The mining tour was fun. I loved looking at...More

Thank jillybeans42
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you enjoyed the exhibits. The dolls are a bit unexpected, although pretty fascinating.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Very enjoyable couple of hours. The museum, village setup and mine-related items were all interesting. The highlight, of course, was the mine tour. We had a great tour guide - a Butte history teacher by trade - who does these tours during the summer. Very,...More

Thank GTN_and_Catz
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Enjoy learning about how Butte contribution to the war effort & our economy. Interest learn about the mining town and surrounding community.

Thank Jim H
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thanks for visiting! Glad you enjoyed the Museum.

Reviewed 8 June 2017

The facility is well kept. The doll Museum is full of very cool doll / miniature homes, a very extensive 'Rock' collection that is a must see. The telegraph office showed a number of items that were interesting including a "Number Please" switch board and...More

Thank rstonbrass
Jeanette K, Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed the Museum. Be sure to call ahead of time when you return for the mine tour. We are hoping to add even more tours next season.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We loved the tour of the mines, except that some of us had to stay behind with the little one. they do not allow any child under four to go there. We toured the museum grounds and it was great. So much Montana history. My...More

Thank Judyhwright
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks for visiting. Your family has so much history in Butte. I am sure you have some fantastic stories.

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Although I did not have time to take the mine tour, I did visit with 2 miners who had worked the mines for over 25 years each. The stories they shared were remarkable & I would love to return for the interior tour.

Thank marthag1947
Jeanette K, General Manager at World Museum of Mining, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks for visiting. The "old" miners have some amazing stories to tell. I could listen to them for hours.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

If going into an old mine with a hard hat on and a miners light sounds interesting- it is. With out doing this -there is not much else happening here in my opinion . The walk down is not especially difficult and the guide will,watch...More

Thank jfadds
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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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