Located just west of Butte, Anaconda grew around the Anaconda Copper Mining Company’s smelter. A symbol of the smelter, closed in 1980, still stands today in the 585-ft. smelter smokestack, the tallest free-standing masonry structure in the world. The downtown area features turn-of-the-century buildings, including a large early-day movie house, period street lamps, a courthouse situated at the end of Main Street, and beautiful park. To the west of Anaconda is the pristine Pintler Wilderness with its snow-capped peaks and high-mountain Georgetown Lake. Also close to Anaconda is Lost Creek State Park, a canyon park with steep limestone cliffs rising over 1,200 ft. from the canyon floor.
Features: Runaway Train
Television: Mein Amerika (German), Unsolved Mysteries
Commercials: AT&T Wireless, Dodge, Persil Laundry Detergent
Still Shoots: Marlboro Classics Clothing
Newspaper: Anaconda Leader
Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office: 406.533.7600
Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest: 406.683.3900
MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 3, Butte Area Resource Office:
Anaconda Fire Department: 406.563.2164
Highway Patrol, District 3: 406.494.3233
Anaconda Police & Sheriff: 406.563.5241
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