Welcome To Butte Montana

You can see it in the smooth, worn streets, the billboard images ghosted on brick hotels, the head frames that mark entry into what was once the “Richest Hill on Earth.” It’s no surprise, then, that the town’s vintage architecture andcolorful past are often what draw people to visit.

Yet once they turn off I-90 and into town, visitors quickly discover that in Butte it isn’t only brick and mortar that have been preserved. The spirit, individuality and pride of the people here are as palpable as the day someone first cried “Gold!” down on Silver Bow Creek. It’s that character that enchants, that wide-armed hospitality that invites.

So, navigate through our site, check in at our visitor center, take a walking tour, or hop a trolley. Butte has wonderful hotels, great restaurants, spirited night spots, unique places to visit and a countryside all of Montana envies.

 

 

Butte MT – Landscape as Alluring as the Wealth Beneath it!

Copper and other metals brought thousands to Butte, but today the surrounding rivers, lakes and ranges have every bit as much allure. From Butte, you’re a short drive from hiking the Highland Mountains, fishing the Big Hole River, boating Georgetown Lake, skiing Discovery Basin or golfing the Jack Nicklaus-designed Old Works course, the Butte Country Club Course (which welcomes visitors) and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Golf Course.

There’s lots of opportunity for scenic drives, landscape photography,picnicking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and more. So bring your gear of choice, your camera and plenty of film.

Terrific Day Trips!

Butte is at the center of great drives through wonderful country. Head south on I-15, turn at Divide, drive along the Big Hole River, go through the old ranching towns of Wisdom and Jackson to Bannack, where gold drew men to the Montana Territory in 1863. Bannack State Park preserves many of the original buildings.

Or, at Wisdom, head for the Big Hole Battlefield with its fine interpretive center and easy walk to see where the cavalry fired on Chief Joseph’s band. Or head east to the Lewis & Clark caverns. Go west through Anaconda to Philipsburg to see restored Victorian buildings. Enjoy!

 


 

Fun things to do in Butte!

  • Visit Quarry Brewing

    Visit Quarry Brewing

    In 2007 Quarry Brewing LLC, initiated a revival of Butte’s rich tradition of beercraft and hospitality. Chuck and Lyza Schnabel set out to brew and serve the highest quality handcrafted beers in a taproom with all the spirit and charm of your local pub. The community response was instant and

     
  • Top 10 Things to Do in Butte Montana

    Top 10 Things to Do in Butte Montana

    Once the largest city found west of the Mississippi, Butte is one of America’s historic mining towns. It has witnessed every stage of the mining industry, starting off as a simple camp and ending as a historic preservation site. If you have a chance to visit this architecturally diverse city,

     
  • World Museum of Mining

    World Museum of Mining

    This museum is located on the west side of Butte by the Montana Tech campus. In this museum, visitors will enjoy viewing the Hell Roarin’ Gulch exhibit, which is a replica of an 1890’s mining camp containing over 35 buildings. Authentic Butte artifacts are littered throughout the site. There is

     
  • Mineral Museum

    Mineral Museum

    Over 1,300 mineral specimens can be viewed at the Mineral Museum. Visitors can also view live seismology charts being produced from active earthquake sites. Mineral Museum 1300 West Park Street Butte, Montana Phone: 406-496-4414 Website: http://www.mbmg.mtech.edu/museum/museum.asp

     
  • Piccadilly Museum

    Piccadilly Museum

    At the Piccadilly Museum of Transportation Memorabilia and Advertising Art you will find a facility full of transportation memorabilia culled from around the world. This includes subway memorabilia, highway markers, a vintage 1920’s service station, license plates, vintage cars, petroliana, and advertising art. Piccadilly Museum 20 West Broadway st Butte,

     
  • Mother Lode Theatre and Orphan Girl Theatre 

    Mother Lode Theatre and Orphan Girl Theatre 

    If you enjoy the performing arts, then you will want to take in a few shows at the Mother Lode or Orphan Girl theatres. The Butte Center for the Performing Arts restored these buildings to serve as a home for local and regional productions of music and theatre shows. They

     
  • Old Butte Historical Adventures

    Old Butte Historical Adventures

    Old Butte Historical Adventures - If you don’t mind walking, you can take a guided tour of some of Butte’s most notable buildings. See the wonderful architecture up close and learn about the remarkable history of each building. The tours take an average of one and a half hours and are a

     
  • Dumas Brothel Museum

    Dumas Brothel Museum

    The Dumas Brothel was the longest active brothel in the world. It was built in 1890 and sexual services were sold at the site up until 1982. It was one of the first buildings erected in the Red Light District that ran along Mercury Street, and it stands as the

     
  • Virginia City and Nevada City

    Virginia City and Nevada City

    Located 90 miles south of Butte, this historic town is where gold was first dug up in the 1860’s. Ride the steam train, fire trucks, and stagecoaches. Visit the museum and pan for gold yourself. Virginia City and Nevada City 300 Wallace Street Virginia City, Montana Phone: 406-843-5247 Website: http://www.virginiacitymt.com/

     
  • Big Hole National Battlefield

    Big Hole National Battlefield

    This is where the Battle of the Big Hole was fought in 1877. U.S. Regulars and volunteers fought the Nez Perce. This is located 75 miles southwest of Butte. Big Hole National Battlefield Beaverhead Montana Phone: 406-689-3155 Website: http://www.nps.gov/biho/index.htm

     
  • Big Hole Valley 

    Big Hole Valley 

    Some call this the last Big Best River in the U.S. It is located 35 miles south of Butte. Big Hole Valley  Website: http://www.bigholevalley.com/