Dig Deeper in Butte

The "Richest Hill on Earth" is Butte, America—a city flush with history, culture, geology and adventure around every corner. Jump right in with a tour from Old Butte Historical Adventures and be in the thick of the largest historical district in the U.S. Or, enjoy a multicultural mosaic of music and the arts at the Montana Folk Festival (and it's free). Take in the panorama of the Berkeley Pit, then get the full dirt on Butte at the vast World Museum of Mining.

Next, relish in dining classics from the old and new world: Joe's Pasty Shop still bakes Butte's signature meat-pastry-pie while the BS Cafe slings traditional breakfasts and bottomless coffee. With its famed Wop Chop, Muzzy's Freeway Tavern sets the standard for fried pork chop sandwiches (something not to be missed!).

Choose an antique room at the Finlen Hotel (complete with opulent turn-of-the-century lobby) for a historic-themed evening, or soak and sleep at nearby Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, with hot and cool pools, a spa, water slide and lodging.

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Berkeley Pit

For only $2, witness one of the largest Superfund sites in the country and Montana's deepest “lake”, from the safety of a viewing platform. It's certainly thought-provoking, how such a massive, toxic operation could consume part of the ...


Butte, MT
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Bs Café

Good breakfast place, also in uptown is the BS Cafe, only a couple blocks from the Finland. Large portions and a down home atmosphere with a never ending cup of coffee.

26 North Main Street
Butte, MT
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Butte Rodeo

Its really about the kids. Little kids, teenagers and young men and women all find roles in this production that still finds excitement and challenge in its competition among the animals and their riders.

1276 St Paul Ave
Butte, MT
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Fairmont Hot Springs

My parents had a time share at Fairmont for years, so my kids grew up going there once a year...so now we make it once or twice a year with a whole new generation of family/friends since my ...

Fairmont Rd
Anaconda, MT
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Finlen Hotel

It is historic and beautiful. Good rooms.

100 East Broadway Street
Butte, MT
Places to Stay

Front Street Market

If you enjoy cooking - stop at the Front Street Market. It's great for finding specialty items from all over the world that can be hard to find in MT. Their wine selection is also quite extensive and the deli ...

8 West Front Street
Butte, MT
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Hummingbird Café

Maybe the last kind of coffeeshop/cafe you'd expect in Butte—vegan friendly, organic, gluten-free type of menu. It's lined with books and seems to go back forever with couches and cozy spots including open sky seating. The ...

605 West Park Street
Butte, MT
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Joe's Pasty Shop

pasties little meat pies that are to die for

1641 Grand Avenue
Butte, MT
Places to Eat

Lydia's Supper Club

This restaurant is the historical reminder of Meaderville, the gastronome created by the Italian immigrants to Butte Montana in the late 1800's and early 1900's until it was displaced by an open pit mine that devoured a portion ...

4915 Harrison Avenue
Butte, MT
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Montana Folk Festival

Yesterday we drove to Butte for the National Folk Festival. Left Bozeman at 90 degrees and it was 50 and cloudy and rainy in Butte. 100,000 people wandering waiting and listening to music. Our own little Woodstock. Every body ...

66 W Park St
Butte, MT
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Muzzy's Freeway Tavern

The Wop Chop is to die for, not really a steak, but a breaded pork chop sandwich, it's rumored to be the original pork chop sandwich.

1927 S Montana St
Butte, MT
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Old Butte Historical Adventures Tours

Tours - Everyone is curious about the Berkley Pit but we chose to do a historical downtown tour instead - it was great! We toured underground portions of Butte including an old speakeasy recently discovered, the old prison, heard stories of the ...

117 North Main Street
Butte, MT
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St. John's Episcopal Church

Faced in Butte granite, St. John's Episcopal Church is the oldest standing church in Butte. St. John’s is closely connected to Copper King W.A. Clark, The church is home to the W.A. Clark 800 pipe bar ...

15 N Idaho St
Butte, MT
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The Derby

This longstanding Butte Bar boasts one of the finest Steak Houses in the Northwest. On the way from the Airport to Uptown Butte my brother would stop for a steak at the Derby as his way to say 'Welcome Home ...

2016 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT
Places to Eat

World Museum Of Mining

This museum is overwhelming, in a good way. I can't think of a better way to make mining “real” in the eyes of the public. You can actually go into the real Orphan Girl mine, visit a reproduction of ...

155 Museum Way
Butte, MT
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