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World Museum of Mining, Butte

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Must see · Historic Site · History Museum
The World Museum of Mining is located in Butte, Montana. The purpose of the museum is to preserve a segment of American history which has heretofore been neglected.

Chartered in 1964 as a non-profit educational corporation, the Museum first opened its doors in July 1965. The site, an inactive silver and zinc mine named the Orphan Girl, includes some 22 acres of land.
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  • This is a great place to spend a couple or several hours. Very informative and interesting tour of the mine provided by local college graduate student. The frontier town they have assembled from...  more »
  • You actually get to tour a mine that closed in the 1950s. This was an awesome unique industrial experience. Much of America was built by and wars were won by what was mined here. On top of the mine...  more »
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  • We had an excellent tour of the Orphan Girl Mine led by Michael. The World Museum of Mining focuses on the mining in Butte although there are displays that weren’t used in the Orphan Girl Mine. The displays in the mine are interesting. They have an eclectic collection of items on the property-some vintage from the era and town and some from other areas. Much restoration is still needed on the mines and grounds. Included in the modest price is admission to the doll house/doll displays and rock display from around the world. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.
  • This was an interesting tour, but I thought Matt, our guide relied too much on our questions when giving the information. So if you go, ask a lot of questions and you will get the answers. Matt, our guide appeared to really know the information. But over all it is worthwhile going on this tour if you are in Butte, MT. It was very interesting to go so deep into the earth and see the actual tunnels where so many miners have worked for over 100 years.

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