2 Montana Spots Make the Popular Mechanics Top 25 Nerdiest Road Trips

Two area mines are living the high-profile life these days.

Butte’s Berkeley Pit and the Free Enterprise Radon Health Mine in Boulder have received national recognition by Popular Science magazine.

They are among the Top 25 Nerdiest Road Trips chosen by magazine writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley in the current issue.

The Free Enterprise finished No. 14, followed by the Berkeley at No. 15 in the list highlighting the nerdiest offbeat destinations.

The authors toured 150 landscapes throughout the United States as part of a year-long project called Venue at

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By Renata Birkenbuel of The Montana Standard

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