Gold West Country Montana

Virginia City and Nevada City - A living town of 150 year round residents who host the West's best preserved gold mining town from the 1860s. Visitors walk the same boardwalks that desperate Vigilantes once patrolled. Guests are transported to a time when rowdy miners mingled in saloons and restaurants with women of negotiable affection.

Holter Museum of Art - Serving Montana and neighboring states with quality visual arts exhibitions. The program includes all media, brings national and international exhibits into the region, and provides a much needed venue for local and regional artists.

Myrna Loy Center - The current mission of the Myrna Loy Center is to present the arts, including media, performing, literary and visual, in an educational context, with challenging and culturally enriching programs that would not otherwise appear in the Helena area or in Montana.

Archie Bray Foundation - Founded in 1951, the Bray is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts, offering residencies and specialized workshops to ceramic artists from around the world. Located on the 26-acre site of the former Western Clay Manufacturing Company, the Bray facilities include class facilities, a sales gallery, a summer warehouse gallery and more.

World Museum of Mining - One of the few museums in the world located on as actual mine yard- the Orphan Girl Mine. With fifty exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and sixty-six primary exhibits in the mine yard, visitors can spend a couple of hours to an entire day lost in the unfolding story.

The Copper Village Museum and Arts Center - Exhibits in the Engine House Gallery feature local and traditional arts. Contemporary artists from Montana as well as national exhibits are displayed.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort - Cradled by the Continental Divide, located between Butte and Anaconda Montana. Fairmont is a year round, full service Hot Springs and Convention Resort with an 18 hole golf course available March through October. Fairmont features two Olympic sized swimming pools, two soaking pools and a 350 foot enclosed waterslide.

Montana Historical Society Museum - Collects, preserves, and interprets fine art, historical, archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that pertain to Montana and its adjoining geographic region.

The Arts Chateau Museum - The museum is a 26-room, four floor historic mansion built by Charles Walker Clark in 1898. Presently the museum has two changing exhibition galleries, one permanent collection gallery, a sales gallery, and a new interactive youth project room. The museum houses a diverse collection of artwork, 18th and 19th century furniture, textiles, and collectibles on display throughout the mansion.

Mineral Museum - The Museum exhibits 1,300 specimens from its extensive collection of minerals from Butte, and worldwide localities. Conducts tours, lectures, workshops, and field trips in addition to serving as a resource for visitors.

Mai Wah Museum - After several years of artifact gathering, research, design preparation and installation, the Mai Wah Society opened its long awaited permanent exhibit of artifacts, images and interpretive text that tells the story of the Butte Chinese Experience to visitors from around the world.

Cable Mine - The ground at Cable Mine was so rich that a cigar box of samples assayed $1,000. The world's largest nugget was found here, bought by W.A. Clark for $19,000. This also is the site of the Old Atlantic Cable Mine.

The Last Chance Tour Train - Ride the Last Chance Tour train through the streets of Helena. Take an hour of your time to experience Helena's colorful past.

Old Works Golf - Features generous fairway landing areas bordered by native grasses with large undulating greens. Warm Springs Creek, once utilized by the smelting operation and now hosting a healthy population of trout, is negotiated a number of times during the round and adds character to the layout.