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Address: Helena, MT
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  The main street in the downtown business district, which takes...

  The main street in the downtown business district, which takes its name from the four prospectors who discovered gold there in 1864.

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Great walking mall and historical tour.

Last Chance Gulch is definitely a must-see if you're in the Helena area. There are a large number of sculptures, water features, memorial plaques, and other such things to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Whitewater, Colorado
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a neat little street with restaurants, coffee shops, and antique shops. We were referred here by the hotel and we were not displeased. we will definitely come back when we are next thru Helena

Thank 4bruinsfan
United States
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Candy shops, toys shops, fashion stores, they've got almost everything at Last Chance Gulch! There are no cars allowed on the road, so it was nice to be able to cross the street without having to look both ways. This is very fun to walk through! I strongly suggest The Parrot Confectionery. They have so many different candies to choose... More 

Thank EireCailin2000
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I wonder how many critics checked out things beyond the storefronts. The gold exhibit inside Wells Fargo. The original statue of the Boy with the Boot inside US Bank. This statue has been copied in many places as a fountain with water coming out of the leaky boot. Both banks also have excellent murals. Did you see the giant thumbprint... More 

Thank Lucky_Eddie
Northridge, CA
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393 reviews
217 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We came here after getting some directions for some restaurants in the general area. We found free parking and walked the Gulch! There were some interesting buildings in the area, but the vast majority of the businesses were either closed for the day or permanently closed! The only thing that drew my attention was a place that my wife forbid... More 

Thank bcreff
Boulder, Colorado
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747 reviews
278 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We walked part of the Last Chance Gulch area and it was okay. The area was named after some miners from Georgia didn't find any gold and were on the way back to Georgia. They camp there by a stream and one said this is our last chance to strike it rich and they did. They have turned one end... More 

1 Thank Paul T
Calgary, Canada
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177 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Perfect location, old buildings, walking only area, nice views of historic buildings but, ummm, there seemed to be more vacant shops than open ones, and only the large outdoor store on the west corner across from the mural was 'good shopping'. Drive business into here, anything. Meh.

1 Thank WelcomeMat
Whitewater, Colorado
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Last Chance Gulch is definitely a must-see if you're in the Helena area. There are a large number of sculptures, water features, memorial plaques, and other such things to see. There are ample benches if you want to sit and watch people or enjoy a coffee or ice cream from one of the numerous shops located along the walking mall.... More 

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43 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We walked down the Last Chance Gulch expecting to find a restored area with stores and restaurants. Instead we found a pretty run down walking mall with only a few bars and mostly vacant buildings. Save your time and do something else!

1 Thank Dave S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The walking mall was interesting at the end of the Last Chance Gulch road with many modern stores. Take the train tour first to hear the history of the place

2 Thank jamesbond44
Helena, Montana
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a special western treat. A short buggy ride pulled by two magnificient horses, excellent prime rib and a beautiful setting. Bruce Affinson will entertain you and he's a true Montana gem

1 Thank bobgilly

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