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10 Ways for Site Selectors to Cut Loose in Butte, MT

Finding a new location for your business shouldn’t just be about logistics. Choose a place you want to be when you aren’t working.

Tucked away in this small pocket of Montana is a wealth of culture and history that one wouldn’t traditionally expect. You certainly get a sense of Butte’s rustic charm as soon as you arrive, but from there you have to start digging to unearth its rich history. There are many ways to cut loose in Butte, in this post we explore just a few.

An old street car runs down a street in Butte, past a museum and some shops.

Want to get to know Butte? The list below is a great place to start.

Meet Butte: Museums and tours for an inside look at a city’s evolution.

Taste Butte:  The cuisines that make the culture of Butte complete.

A sign for the famous Pork Chop John's restaurant in Butte. A Center circle with a pig wearing a crown is the main feature.

Think Butte: Festivals and events that you’ll only find in Butte.

  • Evel Knievel Days: The Man. The Myth. The Legend. Come honor America’s Daredevil in the town that raised him.
  • The Montana Folk Festival: A spin-off of the National Folk Festival that was held in Butte from 2008-2010, it’s now one of the largest festivals in the Northwest. Oh, and it’s free.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Festivities: Butte has always had ties to the Emerald Isle. Come join one of the best and largest St. Patty’s Day celebrations in the United States.

This little town that started as a copper mine is where Robert Knievel got the name “Evel.” It’s referenced by literary giants from Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) to Ivan Doig (This House of Sky). Butte has been home to US Ambassadors, Senators, Governors, professional athletes, acclaimed authors, maniacal daredevils, actors… the list goes on. Butte is a great location for your business to expand, but more importantly, it’s a place where the people who make your business move will happily call home.

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