Most People Don’t Know The Story Behind Montana’s Forgotten Amusement Park

If you grew up in Butte before the 70s, you may remember a time when Montana’s first and only amusement park entertained the locals for days on end. It was called Columbia Gardens, and people who spent time there remember it quite fondly. And even though it has been gone for decades, the park is still sorely missed by those who used to love it.

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The Columbia Gardens amusement park remains a treasured part of Butte’s history. Check out these historical photos to see how much Montana has changed in the last century.