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Butte, MT

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Experience the unique panorama of this former copper boomtown and admire its elegant streetscapes peppered with heritage mining headframes and industrial relics.

Unlike the rapid boom and decline of many towns in this gold-rush region, Butte is a major city that has thrived throughout its wild history. Beginning as one of the richest copper boomtowns in the American West, Butte is filled with colorful stories, diverse cultures, mining relics and elegant architecture. Explore the town to uncover its past and learn about the mining industry’s impact on the local environment.

Known to the region as “the richest hill on earth,” Butte’s downtown area is full of landmark historic structures and stunning heritage architecture. Jump on board the Old Trolley No. 1 for a historical tour through significant sites, such as the Copper King Mansion and the formerly notorious Venus Alley, home of the Dumas Victorian Brothel Museum. Learn about the city’s bustling Chinatown and rich multicultural heritage at the Mai Wah Museum or take a closer look at precious crystals at the Mineral Museum. The World Museum of Mining is a landmark heritage museum spread across 22 acres (8.9 hectares) and features fascinating indoor and outdoor displays.

Discover Butte’s magnificent scenery and wilderness reserves. Check out the Granite Mountain Mine Memorial and enjoy an expansive vista of the city against a backdrop of rolling mountain ranges. You will be able to spot mining headframes and operational mine sites amid the town’s urban spread. Peer into the Berkeley Pit from an observation deck and see the toxic lake that has formed out of this former open-cut copper mine.

Venture out to the Continental Divide and admire Our Lady of the Rockies, an enormous 90-foot (27-meter) statue that looks out over Butte. Sheepshead Recreation Area, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Maney Lake and Elkhorn State Park are great spots to enjoy hiking, skiing, boating and fishing in the area.

Butte is located at the crossroads of two major highways in the heart of Southwest Montana. Its nearest airport is Bert Mooney Airport, 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) from the town. Stay in modern hotels or heritage lodgings. Add the town to your road trip around this fascinating gold-rush region.

Where to stay in Butte

Americas Best Value Inn Butte
Americas Best Value Inn Butte
2 out of 5
122001 West Browns Gulch Road, Butte, MT
The price is $68 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from World Museum of Mining and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. ...
3.7/5Good! (627 reviews)
"great place to stay for a quick stop and over night. close to the freeway"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Americas Best Value Inn Butte
Finlen Hotel and Motor Inn
Finlen Hotel and Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
100 E. BROADWAY, Butte, MT
The price is $209 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Butte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mai Wah Museum, Copper King Mansion, and Arts Chateau. Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook and Montana ...
4.3/5Excellent! (155 reviews)
"The hotel has a lot of character & historical relevance and made me want to learn more about Butte. The staff were friendly and the room was spacious and clean. It was a good value to stay one night on our road trip."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Finlen Hotel and Motor Inn
Super 8 by Wyndham Butte MT
Super 8 by Wyndham Butte MT
2 out of 5
2929 Harrison Avenue, Butte, MT
The price is $159 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in the heart of Butte, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Ridge Waters Water Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Butte Civic Center and Mai Wah Museum. Granite ...
3.9/5Good! (936 reviews)
"Great condition. The staff take pride in their hotel. Food was great. Amenities top shelf. I recomend super 8."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Butte MT
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