Our Lady of the Rockies Tour - Butte

Visitors to Our Lady of the Rockies, a 90-foot statue placed on the East Ridge overlooking Butte, can see Montana peaks and valleys as far as 100 miles. Our Lady, built entirely by volunteers and maintained by a non-profit organization, was begun in 1979 and completed in 1985. The statue was built in sections in Butte. In the fall of 1985, 400 tons of concrete were poured for its base. In December, members of the Montana National Guard, the Army Reserve and teams of civilian workers cooperated as the statue was lifted to the site in sections by an Air National Guard team from Nevada, using a Sky Crane helicopter.

At the statue site visitors are able to go inside the towering metal structure. Our Lady of the Rockies is dedicated to women, regardless of religion. Around the base of the observatory on the mountain is a women's memorial wall consisting of the names of 13,000 women who have died throughout the world.

Our Lady shop and office is now in just one location in the Butte Plaza Mall. Shop area features larger inventory and lots of pictures of Our Lady, past and present, on wall displays.

In the summer and early fall, buses travel to the statue two or more times per day. Call 406-782-1221 or 1-800-800-LADY to get times and costs. A round trip from Butte takes about two and a half hours. The road to the statue crosses private land and the only access is by bus tour.


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Street Address

Phone: 406-782-1221
Fax: 406-782-7314
Toll Free: 800-800-5239

Our Lady of the Rockies is located on the East Ridge of Butte off of I-15. Shop and tour reservations are at 3100 Harrison Avenue (take the Harrison Avenue exit off I-90 heading south). We are at the Butte Plaza Mall, south of the I-15 and I-90 interchange on Harrison Avenue. Tour to Our Lady of the Rockies leave from the shop.

June - October

Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Winter Shop hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am and 2:00pm and Sunday: 11:00am and 2:00pm

Cash, Discover, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Travelers Checks, Visa

Group Reservations Required, Reservations Recommended, Walk-Ins Welcome

Gift Shop, Handicapped Accessible, Tour

Cultural Tours, Hiking, Photography, Sightseeing