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Bannack State Park

Dillon, MT
406-834-3413
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Dillon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Dillon, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

They do a very good job, best ghost town in Montana. need to see to believe. easy to find and easy to park. easy walking. very well done.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Although closed for winter, we were still able to tour town with the aid of a $2 guidebook. $5 park entrance fee. Each building is numbered to match up in guidebook. Fascinating and informative. Well-maintained. To get a feel for the times, you need to read Mr. plummer's story, written on the wall of the barbershop(?)! Well worth entrance fee;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Yes, Bannack is open, and even though there is still obviously repair work going on from the terrible flash flood, there is still plenty to see. The other reviews cover the great historical town site, so I will suggest some other "Bannack" stops. Turn off 278. On the way, watch for two old cemeteries on left. A respectful stroll through... More

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Bannack state park located near Dillon Mt. is the best preserved ghostown we have been to. The knowledge and kindness of the park staff is exemplary. With many activities throughout the year make it a must for any vacation visit or a afternoon trip.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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223 reviews 223 reviews
170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Granted, this was my first ghost town I had ever visited, but i thought it was cool. I expected the visitor's center to be closed, per the website, for the winter. However, it is still open due to volunteers from Americorp. If you are really into history, get the $2 guidebook for the town. Many houses are numbered, and the... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Unique and authentic historic west is now almost immposible to find. This place is absolutely compelling and a must see for everyone interested in history of USA (or just wild west stories).

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Bannock State Park is well worth the side trip! It has been kept up. My husband's grandmother taught school there so the school house holds a special place for us. Bannock Days is a great time. Again, well worth the trip...may be a short time before the street, etc. is cleaned up from the flooding earlier in the summer

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montana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

bannack state park is about 30 miles out of dillon. and one of the best places to go for a picnic, to take vistitors and one f the best school outings. the park is beautiful and the town of bannack', main street is still standing, boardwalk sidewalks and all. this last weekend was suppose to be bannack days. the old... More

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Graham, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had been to Bannack State Park, way back in the late 80's, you could not go in the buildings at that time, and there was not really that much to see. On this trip we spend over 3 hours looking at and going through all the different buildings, it was great time, lots of history, lots to see. You... More

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Paris, France
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We had already visited Garnet Ghost Town but this ghost town is also definitely worth a visit because the setting is so different. As opposed to being high in the mountains like Garnet with the buildings mostly scattered, this ghost town is on flat ground and all of the buildings are mainly on one long street. In any case, if... More

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