What does tourism mean to Butte?  Well, just walk through the Uptown on any given Summer weekend and chances are pretty good that you're going to find some sort of festival or celebration going on and you'll definitely see a lot of out-of-state license plates.  Head to a fishing access point or boat launch and chances are you'll be waiting your turn, as well.  The winter brings a myriad of skiing and snowmobiling adventurers from across the globe to our neck of the woods and our area's natural splendor and inviting demeanor more often than not leads to repeat visitors.  Tourism is a huge part of not only Butte's economy but of the entire state's as well, and it is with that in mind the Montana Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 2nd Annual Convergence Festival on May 21st and 22nd here in the Mining City.

The Copper Bowl at the Hotel Finlen and the Butte Depot will be the sites of the Convergence Festival which is presented by Visit Southwest Montana.  The film, outdoor recreation and tourism industries will come together to discuss how the power of place drives economic development across the state they will join their voices with that of the U.S. Travel Association and partners nationwide to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week.  They will discuss the impact of SB540, and the failure of the media film tax credit in the 2023 Legislature, the ever-changing outdoor recreation landscape with recent acquisitions, and strategies for 2025.

Tickets are $75 for members of any Chamber, and $100 for non-members. You can register right here.

Five Things You Must See When Visiting Butte, Montana

Butte, Montana is a history buff's dream. With a history of being a rough-and-tumble mining camp, Butte is home to one of the largest Historic Districts in the nation and a has some fascinating things to see whether you're visiting for a day or for the season.

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Dozens of mine headframes used to dot the Butte hill but most have since been torn down or swallowed by the Pit. Here are the ones that still tower proudly over our town.

Gallery Credit: Tommy O, Townsquare Media

Butte's Ghost Signs Part 1

Uptown Butte was once one of the largest urban centers in the Northwest and the bustling heart of a thriving Mining City. Here is the first in a series of some of the ghost signs you can see Uptown that have survived through the decades.

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