The city of Butte was founded in 1874 as a mining camp in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The city started out booming with industrial growth and was the biggest industrial town in Montana for some time. When it was a booming town the big attraction was copper. Butte was known for not only it’s copper, but it also had many notorious saloons and a red-light district. With such employment opportunities in the mines, this town attracted many Asian and Irish immigrants. If you’re going to be spending some time in Butte, make sure you explore the history of mining in this town, and the natural mountainous beauty it offers. The World Museum of Mining, and Our Lady of the Rockies are two of the top places to spend some time if you’re in Butte. Montana is a place to enjoy the outdoors, and Butte is nothing short of gorgeous.
The weather in Butte is similar for the rest of the state, typically warm, dry summers, with winters that bring some heavy snow. If you’re living here you want to make sure you’re prepared for more of a harsh winter, but those summers are great to soak up the midwest sun!