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Bannack State Park

Address: Dillon, MT
Phone Number: 406-834-3413
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Dillon
Type: Ghost Towns, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Ice skating
Owner description: A park with over 60 original structures still standing from the 1800s, including the old hotel, the...
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Attraction details
Type: Ghost Towns, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Ice skating
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Corona, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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511 reviews 511 reviews
161 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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