Situated atop the Continental Divide, at an elevation of 8,510 feet above sea level and 3,500 feet above the mile high city ... More
Our Lady of the Rockies
Situated atop the Continental Divide, at an elevation of 8,510 feet above sea level and 3,500 feet above the mile high city of Butte, this 90-foot nondenominational statue is open for tours from the end of May to October at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. Sundays. The site is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What a surprise! We decided to stop for the night in Butte while enroute to Spokane from Texas in 2002. Not knowing she was there, you can imagine our surprise to see her aglow after dark. We had to know more and spoke with the desk clerk in the motel. Now I participate in keeping "Our Lady of the Rockies" lit by sending donations in memory of loves ones whom I know that are with our Lady in eternity.
WOW, we loved it. The ride up the mountain was breathtaking, and the entire experience was awsome! We drove from Tennessee to Oregon (and back) to see family last year. We took the scenic route just to see this little known statue of Our Lady. It was the highlight of the 2 week trip!
Definitely a must see if you go to Butte (or if you are anywhere near Butte)
By A Yahoo Contributor, 7/15/05
My friends and I just returned from visiting the "Lady" and found it to be a very good experience. Before taking the tour bus up to the statue we recommend that you view the film first. The film is very informative and also very touching.
I am not a catholic but the Lady is an awe inspiring gaurdian of the towns of Butte and Anaconda. See is so serene that I was brought to tears. The memorial tributes to keep her lights on are published in the "Montana Standard" daily and are a great way to remember loved ones but illuminating the lovely Lady of the Rockies.