Local Area Attractions
World Museum of Mining
The World Museum of Mining is a 44-acre museum in Butte, Montana, preserving and bringing to life more than a century of American history. Explore more than 50 structures, ranging from the 100-foot-high headframe of the Orphan Girl Mine to a re-creation of a mining town,
Montana Tech Mineral Museum
TheThe Mineral Museum is located on the Montana Tech Campus, overlooking the historic mining city of Butte. The Museum exhibits 1,300 specimens from its extensive collection of minerals from Butte, Montana, and worldwide localities.
Highly recommended tour of historic Butte.
Former open pit copper mine, now filled with water to a depth of approximately 1800 ft.
Virginia - Nevada City
Virginia City, Montana sits high in the Rocky Mountains in a bowl along Alder Gulch, where gold was first discovered in 1863, during the Civil War. Within a year the town grew to over 10,000 and became the Territorial Capital in 1865. Today, Virginia City's main street provides an exceptional example of commercial architecture from the later eighteen hundreds. Many of the original structures are filled with original artifacts. Be sure to visit the buildings in nearby Nevada City as well.
Lewis and Clark Caverns -- Cardwell
Take a guided tour through this spectacular system of natural caverns, passageways and crystal-clear pools at Montanas first state park. Tours are available May through September.
Gates of the Mountains -- Helena
The attraction gets its name from rock walls that "open" as your boat approaches. Guided tour boats offer access to the canyon.
Original Governors Mansion -- Helena
Admission is free. Tours are available April to Memorial Day (Tuesday - Saturday) Noon to 5 p.m.; Memorial Day through Labor Day (Tuesday - Sunday) Noon to 5 p.m.; Labor Day through December (Tuesday - Saturday) Noon to 5 p.m. The mansion is closed January through March. Tours begin on the hour with the last tour being at 4 p.m.
Old Works Golf Course
This course is Jack Nicklaus first "Signature Course" in the state. Amenities include: custom clubhouse, premier practice facility, chipping/bunker practice area, three practice holes to experience on-course conditions, fully equipped pro shop, practice putting green. Located in Anaconda, Montana.
Open Pit Copper Mine - Truck Operated
Still in operation, using two hundred ton trucks. Butte is called the "Richest Hill on Earth", because of the amount of copper that has been mined here beginning in the 1800's.
Copper King Mansion
Home of William Clark, one of Butte's Copper Kings. Tours available.