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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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Great story, exceeded our expectations! Was one of the best attractions on our trip. Took us just over 2 hours to explore the whole town. Lady playing the piano was incredible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great story, exceeded our expectations! Was one of the best attractions on our trip. Took us just over 2 hours to explore the whole town. Lady playing the piano was incredible.

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very well kept. Parks staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Lots of old buildings to wander through. Be sure to see the gallows and cemetery while you are there.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I VERY MUCH enjoyed our walking tour through this historic town. Be sure to ask the desk attendant at the visitor center to show you the video overview.

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Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ghosts withstanding, this deserted gold mining town, somewhat recently abandoned by inhabitants, makes this story even more compelling. This national treasure is worth preservation and restoration and workmen were laboring as I speak, fighting against the fierce elements which are determined to deteriorate the fascinating brick and wooden cabins and edifices. We attached ourselves to a school group tour, thereby... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Even without the "special event" staffing and activities, it isn't difficult to imagine how life might have been . Spend the $2 for the pamphlet because it is very well done, and descriptive enough to get the imagination going. There are quite a few rangers, and they were all happy to stop and talk. The gallows at the top of... More 

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Oregon
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had read about this park on Tripadvisor and could hardly wait to visit. It was even more interesting than I expected. There are many many buildings to explore. My favorite was the Meade Hotel. I was so excited to see that we could actually go upstairs insdie and view the hotel rooms and hallways. These buildings are in really... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Many buildings from an old gold mining town now maintained by the State of Montana. A great deal of the buildings need some significant TLC to help keep the history alive. It was an enjoyable self-guided walking tour that easilly occupied an afternoon. Be sure to bring along some water and maybe pack along a picnic lunch.

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Red Lion, PA
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We spent two hours walking along Bannack's street and walking through all of the buildings that were open to the public. The booklet purchased at the visitor center was very informative and helped bring the history of Bannack to life. The fact that Bannack is a preserved, original 1800s gold rush town urges you to use your imagination and become... More 

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A trip back in time. Make us thankful for what we have worth the trip can not think of how it was to live there in the 1880s

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We came to Bannack along with 35 teachers exploring mining in Montana. What an incredible town in the middle of nowhere. A really cool ghost town that is truly worth a visit. We explored the old smelter area that was away from the town. We had Jon show us around and explain the buildings. He was a great guide who... More 

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