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  • Gallows Frames

    The tall, black, steel structures that dot the Hill mark where underground mines operated. Called “gallows frames” by miners because working far below ground could be and often was deadly, head frames held the hoisting gear needed to lower cages of miners and bring up the ore. Only about a

     
  • The Berkeley Pit

    The Berkeley Pit

    Operating from 1955 to 1982, Berkeley Pit is a reminder of the impact mining can have on the environment. The pit is 1 mile long by half a mile wide and 1,800 feed deep. Millions of gallons of water continue to flow into the pit causing it to deepen further.

     
  • The History of Butte

    Like many mining camps, Butte came into existence because of gold. Yet by 1870 placer mining, the easiest method of gold extraction, was petering out. While most miners drifted away to other promising mineral strikes, a few far-sighted individuals labored on in Butte, trying to solve the puzzle of freeing

     
  • Museums

    Museums In Butte, we’re proud of our history, arts and cultural life. In fact, much of Butte’s Uptown is on the National Historic Landmark Register. Here are a few stops that will give you a taste of Butte’s halcyon era. WORLD MUSEUM OF MINING Don’t let the name fool you.

     
  • Tourist Attractions

    In Butte, we’re proud of our history, arts and cultural life. In fact, much of Butte’s Uptown is on the National Historic Landmark Register. Here are a few stops that will give you a taste of Butte’s halcyon era. OLD NO. 1 TROLLEY TOURS The fastest and most colorful way