Butte Travel Guide

The charming town of Butte takes visitors back in time to the bygone era of the Old West. Butte is a city in Silver Bow County, Montana and has diverse landscapes, soaring mountains, verdant plains and clear skies. Butte also boasts great recreational opportunities and well as a ‘colorful’ nightlife. In its heyday in the late 19th century, the city was home to hundreds of saloons and a famous red-light district. Today, one of its many claims to fame is having the world’s longest running brothel, the Dumas Brothel.

Butte provides a wealth of outdoor activities. This small town nestled in the Rocky Mountains has some of the best camping, hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities available as well as being a haven for mountain climbers, hikers and adrenaline junkies. The city has been able to lure top celebrities and wealthy travelers by providing top rated entertainment, a vibrant theater scene and the glitzy Gold Rush Casino.

The Butte National Historic Landmark District has a ton of festivals and events throughout the year that give visitors a glimpse of their cultural heritage and a feel for the cowboy days. This district is also a historic shopping spot that houses charming specialty stores, quaint antique shops, museums, several caf├ęs and fantastic restaurants.

Highlights

Arts Chateau: is an art museum that is located in a historic mansion and is home to an eclectic collection of artwork and collectibles.

Butte Farmer’s Market: every Saturday you can enjoy a fun and colorful shopping experience at this festive outdoor market.

Copper King Mansion: is a stunning Victorian style mansion that dates back to the late 1800s and offers daily tours; it also serves as a bed and breakfast.

Gold Rush Casino: is the place to go for visitors and locals to test their luck around the craps table or the slot machines.

Golf: is a favorite sport in Butte as they have some of the most elegant courses in America including the Meadow Lake Golf Course, the Cabinet View Country Club and Old Baldy Golf Course.

Lewis and Clark Caverns: offers guided tours of some of the most beautiful limestone caverns in the Northwest.

Montana Rockies: is a great spot for camping and has truly spectacular scenery and cool Western towns.

Our Lady of the Rockies Statue: this 90-foot statue, dedicated to women and mothers everywhere, sits on top of the Continental Divide, vigilantly giving motherly protection to the town.