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things to keep you busy

  • Our Lady of the Rockies: Don't miss seeing this awe-inspiring monument
     located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
  • Charles Clark's Mansion: Once the former home of the son of the "Copper
     King", this historic, beautiful mansion now serves as both arts center & museum with thousands of historic artifacts. 
  • Piccadilly Museum of Transportation: A wonderful collection of vintage memorabilia and advertising art. 
  • Berkeley Pit: Started in 1955, this open-pit copper mine was used up until 1982. View this amazing 7,000 feet long, 1,800 feet deep pit, and discover what made Butte "The Richest Hill on Earth". Call (406) 723-3177 for more information. 
  • Shopping  Antiques: Historic Uptown Butte "America's 2nd Largest Historic District" offers many unique shops and fantastic finds. Some of our favorites are, Cavahaugh's County Celtic, Main Stope Gallery ~ artist Sallie Bowen, Front Street Market, Rediscoveries, Beautiful Things, Hennessy Market, Books & Books, Second Edition Books
  • Trolley Tours: Take a ride on "Old No. 1", a replica of trolley cars used in years gone by. Tours are through Memorial Day - Labor Day. 
  • Hell Roarin' Gulch & World Museum of Mining: Come check out a realistic look at a mining camp in the 1880's, with 22 acres filled with historic structures and authentic furnishings inside and out! 
  • Mineral Museum: This University Campus Museum is a fantastic place to view and enjoy an impressive mineral collection. Don't miss the Fluorescent Room; it's truly a spectacle to behold. For more information call: (406) 496-4414. 
  • Copper King Mansion: For more than a century copper was king in Butte. Take a guided tour thru William "Copper King" Clark's home, and marvel at the architecture and opulence that was built in 1884-1888. 
  • Dumas Brothel Museum: View the only preserved building in what was Butte's thriving red light district. 
  • Mother Lode Theater: Visit this historic restored theater with state of the art acoustics. Many fantastic performances performed weekly. Call (406) 723-3602 for current showings. 
  • Lewis & Clark Caverns: This state park is just 40 miles east of Butte, with many spectacular underground caverns. Open May 1st - September 30th. Call (406) 287-3541. 
  • Lewis & Clark Expedition: While traveling through Montana look for the historical sites depicting the trail taken by the famous Lewis & Clark, who spent approximately a 1/4 of their journey in Montana. 
  • Gym: Toad Hall Manor guests are provided free off-site gym facilities through the local YMCA nearby. It is only five minutes from us. 
  • Golfing: Highland Golf Course (406) 494-7900, Country Club Golf Course (our facility is on the 16th fairway of the country club!), The Old Works - a course designed by Jack Nicklaus. (888) 229-4833. 
  • Mountain Biking & Hiking: In the summertime there are over 100+ miles of scenic mud free roads and trails for every level of experienced biker and hiker. Check with us for trail information or contact the Forest Services for a free brochure.
  • Watchable Wildlife: The Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife & Parks has many posted sites to view the native wildlife. There are dozens of species of birds, reptiles, fish, small animals and numerous prized big-game animals to spot. 
  • Kayaking, Canoeing & Rafting: There are hundreds of miles of beautiful rivers accessible from Butte. Check with us for more information. 
  • Rock Climbing: Spire Rock, Dragons Rock and Homestake Pass boast routes of unlimited climbing in just about every grade. Check with us for more information. 
  • Hunting: The 1.2 million-acre Beaverhead/Deer Lodge National Forest offers outstanding opportunities for hunting. Also check with us for more information. 
  • Fishing: Butte is within 30 minutes to an hours drive to some of the very best fishing in America. There are approximately 200 secluded and stunningly beautiful alpine lakes that offer a variety of trout, salmon, mountain whitefish and more. For more information call the Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife & Parks at (406) 494-1953. 
  • Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding: There is downhill skiing and snowboarding galore in the wintertime at beautiful Discovery Basin, the Great Divide, Lost Trail Powder Mountain and Maverick Mountain. Montana is the perfect place for winter recreation! 
  • Cross-Country Skiing: There are a large variety of fantastic cross-country trails close to Butte, as well as using the golf course in front of the manor! Mount Haggin is just thirty miles west of Butte. Contact the Mile High Nordic Club at (406) 782-0900 for more information on rentals, sales and instruction. 
  • Snowmobile Areas: For the snowmobiler try the Butte/Elk Park trails, Deer Lodge trails, Georgetown Lake or Wise River for awesome views and open powdery areas. 
  • Casinos: Butte also has gambling! Check out the local casinos to play slots and cards and win big!