Butte, Montana lies in the northern Rocky Mountains on the Continental Divide.
In the late 1800s, prospectors came in search of gold and silver, and they found it. Yet, it wasn't until the demand for copper grew--thanks to the advent of electricity--that Butte became one of the biggest copper boomtowns in the country. Referred to as "Richest Hill on Earth," Butte was the largest city west of the Mississippi. Men traveled from all over the country and the world to work the copper mines of Butte.
From the end of the 19th century to the end of World War II, the mines continued to produce and wealth continued to flow into town. Changing markets and the switch to open pit mining in the 1950s led to the end of the mining boom in Butte.
Today, Butte's historic past is evident in Butte's uptown district, with it's stunning examples of Victorian architecture and stately mansions. Butte's trolleys, which tour the town's historic sites, also reflect the Butte's past.
When you stay at Toad Hall Manor, you'll want to make sure you visit a few of Butte's unique attractions. Here are a few of our favorites.