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Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

Cora Terrace Rd, Butte, MT 59701
+1 800-735-6814
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Nice Tribute & View of Mining Areas

A lot of information both written and spoken (recorded) about the June 8,1917 mine fire and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
IdahoGems
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Idaho Falls
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Sad Look into History

We found this memorial completely by accident while driving around photographing mines, and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AZteacher85203
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Mesa, Arizona
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Cora Terrace Rd, Butte, MT 59701
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"who lost their lives"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of information both written and spoken (recorded) about the June 8,1917 mine fire and the loss of 168 miners lives. Well done tribute. Nice views of the area and walking path from here down to the Mountain Con mine buildings and headframes.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this memorial completely by accident while driving around photographing mines, and it was the jewel of our trip to Butte. The memorial shows the flags of the countries the 166 men who died in the fire came from. There is also an audio...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't bypass the Granite Mountain mMemorial Overlook. Walk around if free and as you walk around the overlook there you can push a button and it will tell you the story behind the worst mining fire in mining history that took all of the...More

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I think a memorial is an odd thing to review. If you are interested in history and mining this place is worth a stop. Aside from the fact that it is a memorial, there is also a very good view of the city itself.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

After spending several hours at World Museum of Mining learning about the grueling nature of mining work and the procedures, machinery, and tools, it was meaningful to drive up to Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook which remembers the lives of miners lost to the Granite Mountain-Speculator...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Although this doesn't require much time, it is worth taking 20 minutes during a trip to Butte to enjoy another side to the Berkeley Pit as well as acres of settling and tailings ponds! It is always good to reflect on the history of the...More

Thank Mandy C
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This site was recommended by the mining museum. It's a beautiful tribute to the men that lost their lives.

Thank T B
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

It is definitely worth the stop. There is probably no other place in the world with such a location among so much abandoned mine buildings and equipment. The attractions for me was not the memorial itself but seeing the 1900s mining structures frozen in time.

Thank TheGoBird
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Our teenage children even felt this memorial was worth stopping for and spending the time to learn the story. Very Interesting, especially the audio tour of the fire that killed so many minors as well a survivor telling his story. Great views of Butte and...More

Thank BWitch
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We squeezed this in between the trolley tour and the King of Copper Mansion and are glad we did. It is a memorial high up on a hilltop overlooking Butte in honor of the 168 miners who perished in the worst hard rock mining disaster...More

Thank Kay M
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7 May 2015|
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It is wheelchair accessible. No charge.
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