Butte Montana is a city in South West Montana with a rich mining history with an approximate population of 35,000.
Originally mining for gold and silver was popular in Butte, located in Southwestern Montana. At the turn of the century, and the use of electricity, demand for copper sky-rocketed and Butte had one of the largest veins of copper ore in the world.
At first the copper ore was mined from the mountain and sub terrain with mine shafts and elevators. In the 1950’s open pit mining was deemed more economical leading to the transformation of the Berkley mine shaft to the Berkley Pit. The pit has been closed since the early 1980’s and poses enormous environmental challenges as it fills with ground water.
Population: Approx. 35,000
Location: Southwestern Montana
Butte Fishing, Golf & Outdoors
The areas surrounding Butte have an abundance of opportunities to hike, canoe, boating, lake fishing, river fly fishing to name a few.
Beaverhead Rock State Park
Butte’s Vintage Commercial Buildings
Shopping & Antiques in Butte
45 W Broadway Street Butte Montana (406) 723-4270
D & G Antiques
16 N Montana Street Butte Montana (406) 723-4552
Historic Towey Hotel & Antique Mall
11 S Montana Street Butte Montana (406) 723-0061
Utah Ave Antique Mall
703 Utah Ave Butte Montana (406) 782-8824
Butte Plaza Makll
3100 Harrison Ave Butte Montana (406) 494-3362
3100 Harrison Ave Butte Montana (406) 494-6668
2 Bar Lazy H RV Campgrounds
Exit 122 Butte Montana (406) 782-5464
Sportsman Lodge & RV Park
540 N Main Melrose Montana (406) 835-2141
Kampgrounds of American
1601 Kaw Ave Butte Montana (406) 782-0663
Roads to Butte
Butte Montana is the center crossroads of western Montana. Interstate 90 runs east and west with exits at Butte. From the north, Helena area take I-15 south to Butte. From Dillon or Idaho Falls, take I-15 north.
Butte’s Closest Major Airport
Bert Mooney Airport located in nearby Butte, Montana
Butte Real Estate
Did you know?… movies are being made in and around Butte’s historic commercial buildings.