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Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park

100 Smelter Rd., Anaconda, MT 59711
+1 406-287-3541
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Interesting for brief visit

Historic spot, nice to go for the experience. 15 minutes is plenty. Interesting aspect was getting... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Kathleen J
Sunnyvale, California
Worth a quick detour but don't expect much

Since it is so close to the main road it is worth stopping. There are signs telling a bit of... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Northern Illinois
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100 Smelter Rd., Anaconda, MT 59711
+1 406-287-3541
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Historic spot, nice to go for the experience. 15 minutes is plenty. Interesting aspect was getting a feel for how big the base of the smokestack is. At night it looks nice. The locals felt enough about it to take substantial effort to keep it...More

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Since it is so close to the main road it is worth stopping. There are signs telling a bit of history but not much else. It does give you a sense of the size of the old "stack" though.

Thank bclarke292
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We enjoyed it very much as it brought back lots of old time memories from prior trips.This was new to us and it offered the charm of the smelter. It had the view of the smoke stack in the back ground where it had lots...More

1  Thank Caribbean5
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Not allot to see but a great story of the old Town and it's history. Many local statues and sculptures to depict how life was in the early years.

Thank bgskyman
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stopped here because my grandfather worked in the smelter. But, it is really interesting for anyone curious about the local area. Note that you cannot go up to the smoke stack itself but they have a cool monument to it in the park. The...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Well, at least the "park" is free. It is just an exhibit. You can see the Smoke Stack in the distance, not much closer than from the highway. The smelter ruins are off-limits probably for safety reasons, so overall there is not much to see.

Thank James B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Did not tour, but driving by this smelting mound was an amazing site. Did not realize there was still so much coal mining going on in the country. Very interesting. Wish I had more time to spend.

1  Thank marthag1947
Reviewed 25 May 2017

You can see the smoke stack from the main road. However, once you get there you might be a bit disappointed in that you can't hike up to it. It is a bit of a distance to view it from. The history is great and...More

1  Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

An informative stop about the smokestack however, we were expecting to take a trail walk but all you can do is look at it from a distance. A historical site that will only take 10 minutes out of your day.

1  Thank akbuddie
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is a little hard to find, but worth the effort. A handful of signs explain the significance of the stack and how it fit into Butte's mining days. Good explanation and view of the huge slag pile.

2  Thank soloman9993
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