Wild Montana (Butte)

Hotels & Destinations

From its cowboy and mining heritage, Butte now celebrates its rags-to-riches past in numerous historic buildings and museums. Notable among them is the Copper King Mansion (thecopperkingmansion.com), an opulent 34-room Victorian building featuring much of the original architecture, woodwork and furnishings from the mid-19th century.

For a historic overview of Butte from late May through mid-September, take your group on an Old No. 1 Trolley Tour (406-723-3177) exploring where the famous folk, miners and scoundrels lived and worked.

South of Butte, you’ll find Big Hole National Battlefield (nps.gov/biho). Take a walk to where the cavalry fired on Chief Joseph’s band. Or, if you’d rather, take a two-mile guided tour in Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park (fwp.mt.gov), Montana’s first and best-known state park, where you will see stalactites, columns and other geologic formations.

Finally, your group can experience true relaxation in the soothing natural waters at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (fairmonthotsprings.com), featuring Montana’s largest natural hot springs and 8,558 sq. ft. of meeting space.

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