Butte, Montana
A fascinating and colorful part of the Old West is awaiting you in Butte. In its heyday, the early 1920’s, it was one of the largest and most notorious copper boomtowns in the American West. Having begun as a gold and silver mining town in the late 19th century, it became known as "the Richest Hill on Earth". Mining changed to open-pits in the fifties and soon the "Berkeley Pit" was the largest truck-operated open-pit copper mine in the US. Uptown Butte and parts of Anaconda compose the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States with nearly 6,000 properties. Mines, museums, mansions, live theater, rich and diverse ethnic history, and a university are just a few of the cultural offerings of Butte. Outdoor-activity lovers will find Butte with its backdrop of the Rocky Mountains a haven and paradise.
Anaconda, Montana

Nearby Anaconda is a treasure trove of cultural and recreational opportunities. The 2004, the US Census counted the population at 9,088. The nearby Pintler Mountain range reaches 10,379 feet in elevation. Densely timbered forestlands, lakes, mountains and recreation grounds characterize the area. The Anaconda Company--from which the town got its name--began its mining venture in 1884. In 1980, the company’s copper smelting "big stack" closed its operations. A multi-million dollar cleanup and investment by the EPA and ARCO resulted in the formation of  " Old Works " Golf Course, a championship 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature design. Oktoberfest, Art in the Park, the Copper Village Art Museum, Farmers Market, Georgetown Lake, Silver Lake, Echo Lake, Warm Springs Creek, downhill and cross-country skiing at Discovery Basin, hunting, and fishing are but a few of the endless menu of activities available in the Anaconda area.

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