- Our Lady of the Rockies
3100 Harrison Ave.
In December 1985, this 80-ton, 90-foot tall statue was installed
atop the Continental Divide with Sikorsky helicopters. She now
stands at 8,510 feet above sea level - 3,500 feet above Butte.
The huge monument to mothers everywhere rivals the Statue of
Liberty in her dimensions. Her nose is four feet long. Her eyes
are two feet wide. Her lips are three feet wide. A new observatory
and chapel were added at the base of the statue in 1997. A Memorial
Wall in the chapel contains about 10,000 names submitted by family
and friends of women from all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Plans are underway to expand the statue's complex by adding a
$3 million dollar tram to carry visitors from the valley below
to visit the statue.
Butte's sister citythe
Smelter CityAnaconda where ore from Butte was sent by rail to be
clarified by fire.
- Fairmont Hot Springs
13 miles west of Uptown Butte
Commercial hot springs resort with an 18-hole golf course, RV
Park and horseback riding nearby at Peterson's Corrals.
Old Works Golf Course
26 miles west
of Uptown Butte
1205 Pizzini Way, Anaconda
The Old Works Golf Course sits is the first golf course ever
built on a Federal EPA Superfund site. It was designed by Jack
Nicklaus to incorporate many historic relics in the design including
inert black slag for sand traps.
45 miles west of Uptown Butte
Summer boating, fishing,camping and hiking and winter downhill,
X-Country skiing and snowmobiling recreational opportunities
less than an hour's drive from Butte. See Discovery Basin at
50 miles west
of Uptown Butte
A family-friendly place to have "good,dirty fun" sifting
through gravel, hunting for genuine Montana sapphires. Located
on the Skalkaho Road between Philipsburg and Hamilton in some
of the most beautiful country in Montana.
populated valley 35 miles southwest of Uptown Butte is home to
the Big Hole River, what some call the Last Best River in the
Big Hole National Battlefield
site of the August 9-10, 1877 Battle of the Big Hole when US
regulars and volunteers ambushed Nez Perce men, women and children
as they rested in their flight from forced removal to a reservation
in Idaho. The visitor center and battlefield are 75 miles southwest
of Uptown Butte.
Virginia City and Nevada City
historic towns 90 miles south of Uptown Butte are the cradle
of Montana, where gold was first found in the 1860s and treasure
seekers got the idea that permanent settlements could succeed
in the remote Montana Territory. Rides on steam trains, old fire
trucks, stagecoaches, museum visits, gold panning, and self-guided
tours through a frontier town are available.