Have Fun Visiting the City of Butte in your RV rental from RVshare! The county seat of Silver Bowl, Montana, Butte is one of the largest cities in the Rocky Mountains and prides itself with its own distinct personality brought about by a rich culture and history. Before the falling of copper prices after World War I, Butte was a thriving town due to its dependence to copper mining. You can just imagine how lively the city was at that time, with thousands of men from all over the country migrating to Butte to try their luck. It was one of the boomtowns during that period, and was famous for hundreds of saloons that dot the city. Today, Butte is a laid back charming town with tourism as one of its major industries.
We would like to assist you in checking out the city by providing you with a birds-eye-view of what the city offers. We hope this would encourage you to visit in an RV rental Butte MT and enjoy the numerous attractions that abound the city.
To understand more about the city and its history, it is best that you start your visit by checking out the World Museum of Mining located within the city. Founded in 1963, the museum is at the Orphan Girl Mine, an actual mine yard. Aside from the fifty exhibit buildings that house countless artifacts, the museum also offers underground mine tours where you are outfitted with battery belts, cap lamps and hard hats. You then head 65 feet into the 2700-foot deep Orphan Girl Mine. The tour is so realistic that it will bring you back in time when thousands of men worked the whole day in a claustrophobic atmosphere. The mine yard showcase 66 major exhibits of equipment used in mining. You will leave this museum with more respect for the miners who worked in the copper industry decades ago. The museum is closed during the winter season.
Overlooking the city of Butte, Our lady of the Rockies is a 90 ft. statue that sits atop the continental divide. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in honor of honor women, especially mothers. The statue was the brainchild of local resident Bob O'Bill, who made a promise to the Blessed Mother that he will build a statue in her image if his wife gets cured from cancer. Instead of building a 5 ft. statue when his wife recovered, his plans changed and his initial vision turned into a 90 ft. statue. Using donated materials and a team of volunteers, this majestic landmark was constructed and finished in six years. Today, it is one of the most visited man-made landmarks in the state.
The Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook was established to honor the miners who lost their lives in a disastrous fire that occurred in one of the mines in June 8, 1917. It serves as a reminder to the locals and travelers the sacrifices made by the earliest residents of the town. The open-air plaza is provides a panoramic view of the entire summit valley, the continental divide, and the surface of numerous mining operations. An audio kiosk and informative plaques including excerpts from letters written by the miners trapped in the fire will move you to tears.
Located on the north side of Anaconda and about 24 miles from Butte, the Big Sky RV Park & Campground is the ideal campground to explore the cities of Anaconda and Butte. The campground has 18 full hookup sites with its own spacious grassy area-slide outs, perfect for a camper rental in Butte, MT. The campground is open from the 1st of May to the 30th of September. For RVers who want to enjoy the winter season in this area, the campground has 6 winterized full hookups, which are available during off-season. Facilities and amenities include cable TV, internet access, laundry facilities and showers for your camper rental in Butte MT. It is within walking distance to the downtown area of Anaconda where you can enjoy shopping, dining and visiting numerous attractions.
The Fairmont RV Park & Campground is one of the best RV parks in Montana. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains and just a few minutes away from the continental divide, and the cities of Butte and Anaconda, this campground is perfect for travelers who want explore the area, in an RV rental in Butte, MT. The campground consists of 133 RV parking spaces, 3 teepees, 3 cabins, a general store and a recreation center. Facilities include spacious clean restrooms and showers, laundry area, water station and a dump station for a motorhome rental Butte Montana. The campground is just a block away from the Fairmont Hot Springs where you can enjoy hours of outdoor activities such as swimming, playing tennis and golf. An 18-hole championship golf course, designed by famous golfer Jack Nicklaus, is just a few miles away.
Just a few minutes from the heart of the city, the Butte Montana KOA is a convenient place to stop and stay especially if you want to explore more of the numerous natural wonders and landmarks in the city of Butte. The campground has 84 RV spaces with its own amenities and perks. Amenities include internet access, swimming pool, snack bar, and bicycle rentals. You can enjoy playing golf in one of the two golf courses nearby; take a hike in one of the trails; or go fishing and rafting in one of the rivers near Butte. This RV Park is a great option for a family traveling in an RV rental in Butte, Montana.
Butte-toberfest is an event, which is held every October. The event features more than 15 breweries from all over Montana, a cook-off which must include a Montana craft beer as one of the ingredients, beer sampling, live music, gastronomical delights, stein races, best dressed contests, and a kid’s fall festival. This one-day affair is held in Uptown Butte.
Held every July, the Montana Folk Festival is a three-day affair, which features more than 200 musicians and other performers from all over the world. Performers perform in multiple stages set in Uptown Butte. Aside from the musical performances, the event features numerous activities such ethnic and food festivals, folk life demonstrations and workshops. The event also showcases the artwork of the state’s traditional artists.
The city of Butte showcases a different perspective in the history of the country. Its contribution to the mining industry has remained unchallenged. Visiting this city will move you especially if you learn more about the travails and sacrifices thousands of its residents had to undergo during those tumultuous time. Its history must never be forgotten as the city progresses. Aside from its rich and tragic history, the city has so much to offer in terms of natural wonders and landmarks. Jump into that RV and drive to Butte now!
Safe travels from all of us here at RVshare!