Local Events & Attractions in Butte, MT
Hotel Finlen has one of the best locations in the city if you are seeking, outdoor activities, local restaurants and fun things to do in Butte, MT. There are numerous tourist attractions, historic landmarks and events held within minutes of our hotel, including the Copper King Mansion, Top of the World Trail, Granite Mountain Mine Memorial, Mountain Con Park, Butte Silver Bow Public Archives and more.
Local Attractions and Places to Visit
Check out some of our top recommended places to visit when you are staying at Hotel Finlen in Butte, Montana. From festivals and events to tourist hot spots and historical sights, Butte has something for everyone to experience.
Less than 10 minutes away
Old Butte Historical Adventures
Travel through the prohibition-era at Rookwood Speakeasy, visit the 1920s Myra Brothel, Cabbage Patch Shanty Town, Tony’s Tin Shop, the City Jail where Evil Knievel got his name and more with any of these educational tours.
Old Lexington Stamp Mill & Gardens
Located in the heart of the largest historic district and only one block from Hotel Finlen, this attraction is the site of Butte’s first high school, one of Butte’s first patented mine claims and Butte’s first smelter.
Piccadilly Museum of Transportation
Open from Memorial Day through to October, this museum celebrates the golden age of motoring through its unique collection of memorabilia. See extensive exhibits of license plates, advertising art, highway and subway markers, vintage cars and more.
Mai Wah Museum
The Mai Wah Museum is located in the Wah Chong Tai building and is on a mission to document the history of Asian people that have lived and still live in the Rocky Mountains.
Events in Butte
Montana Folk Festival
This exciting event celebrates Montana’s great heritage and occurs every year. It features multiple stages with numerous live performances by some of Montana’s finest artists and musicians. Enjoy ethnic foods, live performances, two art markets, a family area and more when you stop by.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This joyous parade attracts thousands to Butte in March every year. The fun starts off with the parade and festivities, including leprechauns, green beer, corned beef, cabbage and more.
An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival
This free event is located at the Original Mine Yard and celebrates Irish heritage. It is a top event that attracts people from all over Montana and beyond. This event is considered one of the best Irish festivals in North America. Don’t forget to bring your umbrella and lawn chair!
Music on Main
This weekly event is full of fun for the whole family. It begins in June and continues throughout the summer until mid or late August. There is live music, food vendors, local breweries, kid’s activities and more.
Butte-toberfest (Butte’s Oktoberfest) is held every September and features over 17 Montana breweries, contests, live music, food, stein races and more. The event is kid-friendly and held in Uptown Butte. It’s free to attend. Beer tasting comes with a fee.
Covellite International Film Festival
This classy film event is one that promotes the love of film and film culture in the city of Butte, Montana. Every year it attracts large groups of filmmakers with their film creations to the local area.
Chinese New Year Parade
The Mai Wah Society will host its annual Butte Chinese New Year Parade, which has been described as a quickest, coldest and loudest parade in Montana. Enjoy colourful costumes, Chinese food vendors, music, performances and more!
From fat bike races and nordic ski races to snowshoe treks and a mini-slopestyle competition, SNoFlinga is a fantastic event for the entire family. There are also lessons for all ages and skill levels
This fun festival includes entertainment at Chester Steele Park, fireworks off the “Big M” on July 3rd, live music and a large parade on July 4th. There are many surrounding park areas where you can relax with a blanket and some snacks and watch the fireworks go off.
Butte 100 Mountain Bike Race
The Butte 100 Mountain Bike Race takes place atop the Continental Divide just outside of Butte. The weekend consists of three individual races, a 100-mile race, a 50-mile race and the Sorini 25 race.
Silver Bow County Fair
Stop by the annual Butte‑Silver Bow County Fair and enjoy some genuine time with the family! It offers food booths, arts and crafts, a rodeo, children’s events, farm animals, contests, entertainment and more.
Uptown Christmas Stroll
The 27th annual Christmas Stroll is held in Uptown Butte where restaurants, attractions and shops will be decked out in their seasonal finest. A tree lighting ceremony, ice sculpting content and a parade are just a few of the fun events happening here.
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
This unique event features a performance of original Shakespeare play scenes, theatrical workshops and interactive fun. It is presented to elementary school students every year, so they can develop an appreciation for Shakespeare.
Whether you are looking for local restaurants in Butte, MT or a charming café in the city, you’ve come to the right place. Hotel Finlen can recommend a variety of great places to eat during your stay with us.
Less than 10 minutes away
Located in the heart of the historic Uptown District, Uptown Café has been a Butte café hot spot for almost 30 years. The café offers a la carte lunch deals, a unique salad bar that includes sinful desserts, daily pasta salads and more.
Famous for its BBQ, burgers and salads, Sparky’s Garage has a unique menu that satisfies all cravings. From Sparky’s wings, baby back ribs and chili nachos to southern fried pickles, beef brisket and Southern fried catfish, you name it, they have it.
Fred’s Mesquite Grill
Stop by this trendy hangout that serves up ribs, seafood, steaks, as well as microbrews and colorful cocktails.
M & M
This cute little restaurant serves traditional American food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, sweet cream buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy and so much more!
Metals Sports Bar and Grill
Stop by this popular sports bar and grill in Butte, Montana and enjoy tasty dishes and desserts throughout the day. Features include burgers, pizzas, tacos, wraps and sandwiches, as well as sweet treats such as crème brulee, coconut macaroon sundaes and bistro-style desserts.
Pork Chop Johns
John's Pork Chop Sandwich-A Western classic born on the streets of Butte, Montana. The Original Pork Chop Sandwich has been a favorite of locals and visitors for fast and affordable food for over 80 years.
Oro Fino Coffee
Located in the Phoenix Building, Oro Fino Coffee serves pastries, specialty coffees, espresso drinks, light snacks and more in Uptown, Butte.
This popular lunch spot offers hearty sandwiches, homemade bread and other tasty dishes. The atmosphere is bright and cheery, and the staff are always friendly.
More than 10 minutes away
Casagranda’s Steakhouse & Guido’s Bar
Juicy steaks, made-to-order pastas, chicken sauteés, mouth-watering seafood, appetizers, enticing desserts, and even sushi is what you’ll find at this famous steakhouse. Our main dishes are specially prepared with the finest fresh ingredients. We also offer homemade breads, hearty soups, and crisp house salads.
Stop by this charming café for homemade, organic and handcrafted coffees, teas and cocktails in historic Uptown Butte.
Try the Blackfoot, the Beastie, the Three Mile Island and the Rabbit Habit at this unique sandwich shop. From Clubfoots and Crab Traps to Flatfoots and Quesadillas, this place has it all!
See & Do
Less than 10 minutes away
Headframe Spirits Distillery
Visit Headframe Spirits Distillery, a place that features the finest variety of spirits while celebrating the mining legacy of our hometown, Butte, Montana. Offering whiskey, vodka, gin and more, this is a great place to visit if you have an interest in how spirits are developed. There are also tasting sessions available.
Mother Lode Theater
This theatre is a popular live performance center that holds various theatre productions and shows throughout the year. If you have a love for the performing arts, make sure you plan to visit this venue when in Butte.
A visit to Butte is not complete without a stop by the Copper King Mansion and the Hodgens Ryan Mansion. Learn about the rich history of these mansions and how each mansion was constructed. The Copper King Mansion, a 34-room bed and breakfast-style mansion has tours during the summer months, while the Hodgens Ryan Mansion offers extended stays and a genuine Butte experience.
More than 10 minutes away
World Museum of Mining
The World Museum of Mining is a non-profit educational corporation that provides the public with knowledge about the mining industry. Go on an underground mining tour, see old mine yards, check out the mineral and rock room and more.
Biking Trails & Mountain Bike Park
There are numerous biking trails to enjoy in Montana. From beginner to advanced, there is a trail for all mountain bikers in the local area. There is no better way to breathe in the fresh mountain air than on an adventurous bike ride. Our favorites include Thompson Park and the Whisky Gulch Mountain Bike Skills Park at Montana Tech!
Explore the “Richest Hill on Earth” when you take a walking tour around Butte, Montana. There is so much to see when you sign up for a tour, including learning about the underground tunnels, the city’s copper production and more interesting historic facts that date from the 1890s to 1950s.
Running from memorial day through to September, the Butte Trolley (Old No. 1) lasts approximately two hours and travels through the National Historic Landmark District including sights such as the Dumas Brothel, Berkeley Pit Viewing Stand, Clark Chateau, World Museum of Mining, and the Copper King Mansion.
Our Lady of the Rockies
This 90-foot statue was dedicated by workers to women all over the world, especially mothers. It is built in the likeness of the Blessed Virgin Mary and sits atop the Continental Divide overlooking the city of Butte.
When it comes to shopping centers, unique boutique shops and nearby shopping, there are plenty of places to visit, including Uptown Farmers’ Market, Butte Plaza Mall, Butte Stuff and many more.
If you have a love for one-of-a-kind antique shops, there are a variety of boutique-style stores that have a nice selection of antiques, including Broadway Antiques, D & G Antiques, Rediscoveries, Beautiful Things on Broadway and Twisted Designs.
Don’t miss out on seeing some of the best work from our local artists in Butte at the Uptown Art Walks, one of the most creative displays held here. There is also the Crested Butte Arts Festival , the Montana Book Festival, Neeley Design Bead Shop , Twisted Crafts and the Little Red Truck Vintage Market to look out for when you are visiting Montana!
From Twisted Sisters Boutique, Kally’s Korner, 5518 Designs, Underground Clothing Company, Couture Weddings, StoneFly and Miller’s Boots & Shoes, there is a store for every need in Butte, Montana – the “Richest Hill on Earth.”
Butte has a great selection of souvenir shops where you can purchase, ‘Made in Montana’ items. Visit Beautiful Butte, Grassroots Gifts & Souvenirs, Wooden it Be Nice Gift Baskets, The Geek Emporium and Butte Stuff.
Butte has a great selection of souvenir shops where you can purchase, ‘Made in Montana’ items. Visit Beautiful Butte, Wooden it Be Nice Gift Baskets, The Geek Emporium and Butte Stuff.