In 2011 Butte, Montana made the transition to the Montana Folk Festival after hosting the National Folk Festival for three years.
Organizers from throughout Montana collaborated to establish a new and exciting event that built upon the success of the National while drawing from the strengths of the state in which it has been hosted.
This Montana Irish festival usually occurs in August in Historic Uptown Butte on Park Street. This festival features Irish music by national and international performers. The festival also features Irish Dancing, workshops, childrens activities, dance workshops and more.
Robert Craig, "Evel Knievel" was born and raised in Butte before going on to become the world's most famous motorcycle daredevil. His namesake festival, Evel Knievel Days, draws more than 50,000 visitors to The Mining City each year during the last weekend in July.
This recreated 1800’s mining town has the barber, dentist, Chinese laundry, millinery, bank and general store, plus many more businesses shown as they were in the early days. The indoor exhibits will give you a great overview of past mining methods and history.
Arco and Jack Nicklaus have combined forces to create a signature 18 hole golf course on the site of the old Anaconda Smelter. The course blends rolling greens and lush fairways with remnants of Anaconda’s smelting history.
This 90 foot white steel statue stands atop the Continental Divide east of Butte. Built by volunteers, guided bus tours are offered during the summer and fall.
The Montana Tech Mineral Museum has a collection of minerals from the Butte area, Montana and the world. Open year round-free guided tours are available.
The Pit was the largest truck operated open pit copper mine in the United States. Closed in 1983, the Pit is now filling with water. A viewing stand is open from March to November.
Built by billionaire William Clark, this 34 room brick mansion shows how the wealthy lived in the mining heyday. Tours are available April through October.
This theater is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in the art deco style, the Washoe Theater is ranked 5th by the Smithsonian Institute for it’s architectural value.
This wilderness includes 159,000 acres extending along 30 miles of the Continental Divide. Closed to motorized travel but open for backpacking, hiking and cross country skiing.
These caverns feature stalactite and stalagmite formations that are both curious and awesome. The caverns are open from May 1 through September 30, and offer two-hour guided tours.
This ski area is fun for all ages and skill levels. 36 slopes and trails fan out from 3 double and 1 triple chair lifts, ranging from Double Black Diamond to easy beginner slopes.
Mt. Haggin Wildlife Refuge
Montana’s largest Wildlife Management area with over 54,000 acres of hiking, Nordic skiing, mountain biking and nature watching.
This 1500 acre National Historic Site is a preserved ranch showing how life was lived on the great cattle ranches at the turn of the century. The ranch house, bunkhouse, dairy, cook house, ice-house and various barns capture a moment in time.
This is the site of the first territorial prison in the Western United States. Opened to the public in 1979, after all the prisoners were gone.
A collection of Fords and Lincolns from 1903 to the 1970’s.
Cable Mountain , Garnet and Granite ghost towns are just a few of the more than 20 ghost towns within an easy day's drive of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
A spectacular little park that is a favorite of mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose and mule deer. Just minutes away from Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
A little over two hours away, all the majestic scenery offered by Yellowstone National Park awaits you. The shortest drive down will take you through a beautiful valley with the Tobacco Root Mountains to the west and the Madison Range to the east.