Our lady of the Rockies Statue and Tour in Butte, Montana

Our Lady of the Rockies, Montana 2, Butte, MT, USA

Website of the Sanctuary

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Open: From Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Sunday closed

Our Lady of the Rockies is a 90-foot (27 m) statue, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, that sits atop the Continental Divide overlooking Butte, Montana. It is the fourth-tallest statue in the United States.

During the summer and early fall, buses travel to the statue two or more times per day. To make reservations call 406-782-1221 or 1-800-800-LADY The round trip from Butte takes two and a half hours weather permitting .

Our Lady of the Rockies is entirely nondenominational, and was dedicated to by workers to women everywhere, especially to mothers.

Our lady of the Rockies Statue and Tour in Butte, Montana

Tour Prices

  • Seniors/Military/Clergy ( 55+) $16.00
  • Adults $18.00
  • Juniors (13-17) $14.00
  • Children (5-12) $ 10.00
  • Children (4 & under) $ 4.00

History of Our lady of the Rockies Statue

The culmination of six years of hard work and undying faith placed “Our Lady of the Rockies” standing 90 feet atop the continental divide, at an elevation of 8,510 feet, overlooking the city of Butte. The project to build the statue began in December of 1979. People from all walks of life and every religion, worked to pave the way for the statue, built in the likeness of Mary, Mother of Jesus.

Our Lady of the Rockies is entirely nondenominational, and was dedicated by workers to woman everywhere, especially to mothers. Volunteers spent many summer evenings blasting a road to the top of the Rockies. Meanwhile, as the statue was being constructed, individuals were working to raise needed funds through various projects. Memorials were and are still a very large part of the economic support.

Our lady of the Rockies Statue and Tour in Butte, Montana

The base of the statue was poured with 400 tons of concrete in September of 1985. December 17, 1985, a Nevada Air National Guard team lifted the statue in four sections with a CHAR Sikorsky Sky Crane. Supported by the Montana National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserve from Butte, and teams of civilian workers, the final head – section was place atop the statue, while thousands watched. Come and take a tour to visit Our Lady of the Rockies.

Women’s Memorial Wall

A chapel/observatory has been built on the mountain site. A Women’s Memorial Wall honoring all women and mothers is on the outer basement walls of this chapel. The name of any deceased woman can be submitted. Currently, there are over 15,000 name tiles placed on the wall.

Our lady of the Rockies Statue and Tour in Butte, Montana

Source:

  • www.ourladyoftherockies.net/
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Our Lady of the Rockies is a 90-foot (27 m) statue, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, that sits atop the Continental Divide overlooking Butte, Montana. It is the fourth-tallest statue in the United States

During the summer and early fall, buses travel to the statue two or more times per day. To make reservations call 406-782-1221 or 1-800-800-LADY The round trip from Butte takes two and a half hours weather permitting .

History of Our lady of the Rockies

The culmination of six years of hard work and undying faith placed “Our Lady of the Rockies” standing 90 feet atop the continental divide, at an elevation of 8,510 feet, overlooking the city of Butte. The project to build the statue began in December of 1979. People from all walks of life and every religion, worked to pave the way for the statue, built in the likeness of Mary, Mother of Jesus. Our lady of the Rockies is entirely nondenominational, and was dedicated by workers to woman everywhere, especially to mothers. Volunteers spent many summer evenings blasting a road to the top of the Rockies. Meanwhile, as the statue was being constructed, individuals were working to raise needed funds through various projects. Memorials were and are still a very large part of the economic support.

The base of the statue was poured with 400 tons of concrete in September of 1985. December 17, 1985, a Nevada Air National Guard team lifted the statue in four sections with a CHAR Sikorsky Sky Crane. Supported by the Montana National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserve from Butte, and teams of civilian workers, the final head – section was place atop the statue, while thousands watched. Come and take a tour to visit Our Lady of the Rockies.

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