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Bannack State Park

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Address: Dillon, MT
Phone Number: 406-834-3413
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Ice skating
Description: A park with over 60 original structures still standing from the 1800s...
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.
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A step back in History

My first time at Bannack Days at Bannack State Park. Most of the buildings are intact so you can go in and see them. Loved the Hotel Meade--a true step back in History. Saw the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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BUTTE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My first time at Bannack Days at Bannack State Park. Most of the buildings are intact so you can go in and see them. Loved the Hotel Meade--a true step back in History. Saw the Victorian Fashion Show at the Hotel Meade. Saw a shoot-out and stage coach robbery too. Well worth taking the time to visit the park and... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. You feel like you've stepped back in time. Plan on spending half a day here or more. The staff has done a tremendous job maintaining the grounds. History at it's best. Bring water as it gets hot walking around in the sun. Must visit.

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Butte, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you are able to get to Bannack towards the end of July I would urge you to go to Bannack Days. The shows put on are great, the people are wonderful and the time learning will be well worth the little entrance fee of $5 per car. Plan on walking a lot and take your time.

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Bannack days were fun. Enjoyed the ghost town that is now a state park. Having all of the pioneer period activities and crafts. Get there early for good parking! Priced right! Good food!

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missoula, mt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Attended Bannack Days with numerous food vendors, live music, wagon and stagecoach rides and a "robbery" and "gunfight". Good activity for kids including gold and garnet panning (I found 14 garnets and 2 flecks of gold in one pan of dirt!). The ghost town has a good visitor center. I recommend getting the $2 self guided tour pamphlet. There are... More 

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Cabool, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We drove 3 hours from West Yellowstone to tour Bannack State Park, and it was worth every mile. Bannack's buildings are just as they left them 100 years ago, and you can go inside them, even the ones that have upstairs, like the Hotel Meade with its sweeping staircase and multiple rooms.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love this place for it's unspoiled, non-commercialized setting. Love that a person can wander among and into most of the buildings, with a history book in hand that is part of the admission price. Really gives a good idea of what life was like in a frontier town 100 years ago.

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Neat place. The building were still being used not too many years ago. Take some bug spray in the summer for biting flies.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Slept in a tipi. No one else around. Headed to the ghost town in the morning. What a wonderful place, especially the hotel! A well-preserved gem in the middle of nowhere, Montana. Kids were most impressed by the old school/Masonic lodge, and had to peek in absolutely every building. Amazing that the state has managed to keep up the old... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As other reviewers have said, this historic town is the real deal! When you check in at the Visitor's Center, it's worth the extra $2 for the little self guided tour booklet so you know what you're looking at. Almost all the buildings are unlocked so you can wander throughout at your own pace. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Tip... we... More 

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Additional Information about Bannack State Park

Address: Dillon, MT
Phone Number: 406-834-3413
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Dillon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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