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Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

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Address: Cora Terrace Rd, Butte, MT 59701
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+1 800-735-6814

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History Personified

The site of one of the worlds worst mining accidents, this memorial is worth seeing. There are recordings of points of views of various victims. It is seriously important and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
George J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site of one of the worlds worst mining accidents, this memorial is worth seeing. There are recordings of points of views of various victims. It is seriously important and germane.

Thank George J
Edmonton, AB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Pleasant walk up to this very well done memorial. Has a plaque with the mine fire history and an interesting plaque on labour history in Butte

Thank SmokoEdmonton_AB
Butte, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had relatives visiting from California who were interested in the history of our great city. We took them to the Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, so they could see first hand the sacrifice that our miners made to make a living for their families. The memorial is very sobering and quiet. A great place to gather thoughts. The view of... More 

Thank buttegirl59701
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We enjoyed the overlook view of the active mine (biggest in N. America) as well as the audio recordings of the survivors of a huge fire disaster in the mine. Nationalities of all sorts worked there and are represented by a full list of names and country flags.

Thank Travelbug1155
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our GPS took us to the middle of nowhere and we finally found the place by asking a local. The view is good and it provides you the historical perspective of life of a miner back then. There are trails for walking if you have time. It's close to the downtown unless you follow your GPS.

Thank Ming L
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Placed outside of the town a little way, its location is dramatic in that it overlooks the mining sites of Butte and is so quiet up there. Such an amazing memorial, it is hard not to be moved by the sacrifices made. Do visit.

Thank Tess W
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty neat someone finally honored those that died in the mines here. Clever idea to use the drill cores for the wall.

Thank catherinehZ1568LR
Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great view from the overlook, worth the time, memorial is for the miner killed in the mines under Butte, you can listen to their last words to their love ones.

Thank RogerK1939
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This memorial, to miners killed in a tragic fire, has a good view of Butte, and is a good opportunity to understand the human costs associated with the Butte mining industry.

Thank Richard K
Box Elder, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to check out the memorial which is very well done but also discovered it is on a loop that also points out other Butte history and there is A hiking trail as well. Amazing views!

Thank rupelisa

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