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Bannack State Park

Dillon, MT
406-834-3413
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Dillon
Type: Ghost Towns, State Parks
Activities: Camping, Ice skating
Owner description: A park with over 60 original structures still standing from the 1800s, including the old hotel, the governor's mansion, the Masonic Hall and the... more » Owner description: A park with over 60 original structures still standing from the 1800s, including the old hotel, the governor's mansion, the Masonic Hall and the Methodist Church. « less
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Roy, Utah
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The town itself was great. So much history and nicely laid out. We stayed at the nearby campground, which was also very nice. We went on a Saturday afternoon, but a sudden rainstorm forced us to leave and return the next morning. Both times, myself, husband and another couple rode our bikes from the campground. When we got on our... More

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

did both guided tours. guides were excellent. no cost for Montanas and guided tours were also free. also explored by ourselves.

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Sequim, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived early on a Sunday. Pretty much had the place to ourselves for awhile. A lot of old buildings with boardwalks. Purchased a booklet about the Ghost Town for $2, entrance fee $5 per vehicle. Spent several hours there and learned a lot about the era. Really enjoyed it. Took lots of pictures.

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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really enjoyed walking down the old street and admiring the buildings. The great part is that you can actually enter many of them and take a look around. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great little Ghost town to visit. Although it's under repair and not just preservation the buildings are clean and easy to walk around. The information pamphlet you get from the staff has quite a bit of information on each building which was nice. You do however have to watch for rattle snakes in the town site but we never seen... More

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Cranbrook, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Tthis ghost town has some well preserved buildings and quite a bit of history to soak up. Campgrounds adjacent. Authentic ghost town.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The town of Bannack is enchanted. The people that were there for Bannack Days are exceptional. I have never had a better time in my life. A special thank you to Sue who ran the the best little dress shop in town and to Centennial Outfitters who ran the best horse rides I have ever seen. The people stepped back... More

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Tubac, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The state of Montana has done a great job in preserving/restoring this historic site of a gold rush town of the 19th century. Excellent descriptions provided in the guide book, with most of the buildings open for perusing. Wonderful brick bank/hotel with grand staircase; the gallows where many of the local "road agents" met their demise is a short walk... More

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Jericho, Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A sobering look back. The reality of how tough life was and blessed by God we have become - The quiet of Bannack compared to what it must have been like was staggering - Well worth the time

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Awesome - the scenery is breath taking, was a little concerned with the warning we got about rattlesnakes in the town. We never saw one.

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