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World Museum of Mining and Hell Roarin' Gulch

. Description:  The 100-foot headframe of the 125-year-old Orphan Girl Mine is the
centerpiece of this site, which contains other original mining equipment, a
new underground exhibit, locomotives, and a re-created 1890's mining camp
with 50 buildings filled with thousands of antiques from the period.  Many
new educational programs are in place, including day-long geology and
mining history trips led by a geologist, summer lecture series, guided
trail walks, and more
. (text courtesy of World Museum of Mining)
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155 Museum Way
PO Box 33
Butte, MT 59703

Parent Organization:
World Museum of Mining
Phone 406 723-7211
World Museum of Mining (offline 10/25/2007)
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Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apr 1-  May 26, Sep 6- Oct 31 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30
May 27-Sep 5 9 - 9 9 - 9 9 - 9 9 - 9 9 - 9 9 - 9 9 - 9
Season  Last ticket sold one hour before closing
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec





As of OCT 2007 their web site would not open, hours from 3rd party site, unable to  update fees 5-12 $2 13-18 $5  $7 65+ $6 20+ with Reservation
Special Fees:   Family ( 2 adults + children) $15
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing: 
guided 1day tours of the region available
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Explore the buildings of Hell Roarin' Gulch and peek into the 60 major
exhibits in the outdoor mine yard.  Visit the original mine hoist house with its huge engine and many other displays, or check out the nuts and bolts of mining in the Hard Rock Exhibit. Plan to visit on one of our
Special Event Days, or come for one of three day-long regional guided trips scheduled on 18 dates through the summer.
(text courtesy of World Museum of Mining)
Big Events: International Mining Competition, Miner's Union Day, Kids Day, Mining Heritage Day Suggested Stay:  2 hours
Period 1890s Type of Site village
Buildings:  Mine headframe, bank, funeral parlor, jail, post office, city hall, union hall, school, church, Chinese laundry
Interpreters: explain geology & mining history many summer afternoons Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
The Miner's Bucket 11-3,Thur -Sun in summer hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, lemonade, pop
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name World Museum of Mining Gift Shop copper items,
historic photos, books, minerals
same as museum


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Nearby Attractions:
towns 25mi:  Silver Bow, Walkerville, Anaconda, Warm Springs, Whitehall





Bert Mooney Butte Airport
Arts Chateau Gallery
Renewable Technologies Inc History Related Organization
World Museum of Mining Museum
Mai Wah Society Museum Museum
Mineral Museum - MT Bureau Mines & Geology Science
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2 Bar Lazy H RV Park 122015 West Browns Gulch Road
Butte MT  59701
406 782-5464

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