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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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United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited this place in August and had a wonderful time. The buildings are in good shape and quite accessible to visitors of all ages. We travel with two dogs and were allowed to take them with us, even inside the buildings, which they thoroughly enjoyed, taking in all the interesting smells. It is full of history, and there is... More

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Victor, Idaho, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This place has unbelievable history in character that our whole friends and family enjoyed something that anyone should experience if they are traveling in the vicinity we are excited to also enjoy the campground and horseback riding next year. This is truly a sight to see and a hidden gem You can feel the presence and the ambience of time... More

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Charlotte, NC
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104 reviews 104 reviews
7 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Some ghost towns are sort of "built on site" but not this one. Bannack is the real deal and had once been a thriving community. It now consists of one main street and some additional buildings, almost all of which are open to the public. Well worth a visit to kids of all ages who want to see how people... More

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Roy, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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