The fastest and most colorful way to learn about Butte is a Trolley Tour. In about two hours, you’ll see where the characters, famous folk, miners and scoundrels lived and worked. Plus, you’ll hear how they made Butte the lively, urban center it was. Drivers are chosen because of their knowledge of Butte history and folklore, which is presented in an entertaining manner.
The tour includes a variety of sites, including the National Landmark Historic District, the Charles W. Clark Chateau, Victorian neighborhoods, the Copper King Mansion, the Dumas Brothel Museum, The World Museum of Mining, and the Mai Wah Museum and old Chinatown. The only stop is at the Berkeley Pit Viewing Stand.
Tours (90 minutes) start at the Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce, 1000 George St., Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday tours are at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Prices are $20, adults; $18, seniors 65 and over; students ages 13 to 18, $15; children 6 to 12, $8; and children under 5, free. Military discounts offered. Call Stephanie at 406-723-3177. Walking paths start at the chamber office and maps of the Copperway Walking Trails are available along with tourist information.