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Address: Dillon, MT
Phone Number: 406-834-3413
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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 time....

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Jim K
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Dillon, Montana
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Dillon, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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631 reviews 631 reviews
197 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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