Hampton Inn Butte
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Travel Blogs from Butte
We have found another career for Julia, who loves derring-do: being a smokejumper! Our morning was spent learning about these brave (crazy?!) and highly trained people who fight remote forest fires (although in the past decade they have begun to manage fires as well as fight them) by jumping out of airplanes first. Thrill seekers no doubt, and we …
Today we went into Helena, the very small (area-wise) state capital with a gorgeous copper-domed Capitol (the first one constructed in the US with electricity). The Capitol underwent a major renovation about 10 years ago, undoing the "improvements" of the '60s. The color scheme is back to the original - lots of red and green. We loved it! The …
We left early from Yellowstone and went to Virginia City. There were some college students digging behind the front street. They were archeology students and were having a great time. On the way we saw a family of mountain goats beside the road and an antelope in the middle of the fields. The cavern tour was beautiful but exhausting. It was ...
... there is a trail to the "Berkeley Pit Overlook" but it was open for guided tours only. Oh well. We took a few pictures of what we could see (interesting old superstructures that supported the elevators down into the old underground mines, the historic district of Butte -- old buildings and such, and the surrounding scenery). An interesting, but kind of depressing old town...
We made our way back down the hill, found I-90 again, and pushed on towards Missoula.
... both did well in this area too.
We drove over to the Bonanza Freeze where we had dinner, of sorts. It’s the best soft-serve around, according to John, and I have to agree. The banana split I had was delicious. I met a few of John’s friends and we moved on to rent a movie, Blackthorne. It’s a western about the time after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, supposedly died. A good ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility