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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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Cranbrook, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love that the place is self guided. We wandered at our own pace. There was a little book that explained a little bit of everything. Just a couple of bucks. It was great to see the confusion in the kids eyes as things were explained to them. It's satisfying as a parent to teach our children things they know... More

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ARCO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Bannack only existed for gold, and when the gold played out the town completely faded away , but about 30% of the buildings, and the flavor of the main street have been preserved in a historical preservation state park. Also a lot of interesting history of early Montana, and a hint of what life might have been like in the... More

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Carrollton, tx
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were torn between Virginia city/Nevada city or Bannack. Since our little ones weren't with us, we decided to go the less "commercial" option of Bannack. The kids might be more entertained with people in period dress walking around doing shows (at Virginia City) but if you don't have to worry about entertaining any little people I think Bannack is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Kudos to those involved in the preservation of this authentic ghost town. Don't expect ice cream and gift stores, but do expect a trip back in time. The buildings and artifacts tell their own stories.The nearby campground on the Grasshopper river was comfortable and picturesque, you could easily imagine the excitement of those early miners finding gold in this stream.

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Butte, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love going to this event every year. The place rocks with period dressed people and there is a lot of information to take in. It is only $5 per auto and in my opinion that is a super great price. There are a lot of things going on during Bannack Days and it takes me about 1 1/2 days... More

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