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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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BANNACK: Montana's Finest Ghost Town!

On my way through Montana, I decided to stop at Bannack, a ghost town I had long wanted to see. I stopped overnite in Dillon and even though it was pouring rain, I took off the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Kodiak Island, Alaska, Usa
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Kodiak Island, Alaska, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

On my way through Montana, I decided to stop at Bannack, a ghost town I had long wanted to see. I stopped overnite in Dillon and even though it was pouring rain, I took off the next morning for Bannack, some 23 miles down the road, give or take. Wow, talk about being out "in the boonies", I thought. Hang... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've been to Bannack probably 30 times. That's how great it is! Try to go in fall or early spring when there are less people, it has a definite palatable feeling of life still there, even though it's not! Church, school, bachelors' hovels, bar, boardwalk, it's just amazing. Don't miss the old graveyards and the interpretive brochures to get the... More 

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This beautiful place is a true look back in time. Seeing how they lived. It amazing me how well built the building were back than. This is a true place of Montana history. I encourage any and all to come and visit this wonderful place.

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Dillon, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Truly a unique ghost town. Take the time to look at all the buildings and read about what took place so many years ago. It's easy to imagine how life must have been in the town, but a little hard to imagine how everything came to exist. Bannack has excellent access. The roads to town are well marked and there... More 

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Dillon, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What you see is what it was. Authentic ghost town. Town comes alive in Bannack Days each summer. Don't miss the old style Methodist Sunday service in the old church. Big hat and stay hydrated in the summer. Watch for rattlers, especially under the boardwalks. Nice folks in the state parks shop. Well worth the trip! Need good walking shoes.... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Amazing to walk where others did over 100 years ago. The buildings were amazing. The wife and I were in awe of how well the state has maintained the area. Planned the trip so we would get the rare treat of doing the annual "Ghost Walk", and what a fantastic treat. The actors were great, and we learned a lot... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Bannack ghost town/bannack State Park is a must see....a preserved ghost town that w as s the first territorial capitol of montana.it was a gold rush town and home to a few famous wild west outlaws...this park allows you to go on a self guided tour and You are allowed to go into most of the buildings and houses....lots to... More 

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Helena, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First of all Tripadvisor says Bannack is in Dillon. Bannack is many miles away and was the first Territorial Capitol, it definitely is its own town and is not Dillon. That said, it is a very complete ghost town being stabilized by the state. These sorts of buildings were thrown up to last a few years in the midst of... More 

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regina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A fantastic afternoon of wandering a real ghost town. Be sure to make time for this out of the way spot to see some Montana history. Wear walking shoes and bring water and a camera. The campgrounds and picnic areas close by are well kept.

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Dillon, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been to Bannack many, many times! Located in the high desert of southwest Montana, it is truly a great place to visit. Someone else called it a hidden gem! How very, very true! It is well maintained and overflowing with Montana history. I haven't seen the ghost in the hotel yet, but I know folks who have. Bannack... More 

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