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Last Chance Gulch

Address: Helena, MT
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Ranked #20 of 42 things to do in Helena
Type: Mines, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The main street in the downtown business district, which takes its name from the four prospectors...
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Type: Mines, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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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Helena, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Could spend all day shopping and browsing the stores and eateries on the gulch! My favorite hang out place is the "Walking Mall" on the gulch. Must visit The Parrot Candy store!!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It was advertised as a lovely walking street with lots of shops - only about 1/2 of them were open on a Sat morning - and quite a few vacant. The buildings on the walking street were interesting old buildings though - stopped at a very friendly coffee shop though.

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Savannah, Georgia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited this stretch of the city both on foot and as part of the Last Chance Gulch train ride. It has some nice details and some restaurants and shops, but I agree with a previous poster - it could use a few more. There's just not quite enough here to make it a true tourist destination, and I was... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Go to the Old downtown area called the walking mall. It has lots of neat little shops, ice cream. candy store, etc. We ate at the mediterranean 1 street over. Also the Best dinners in Helena were at "On Broadway" in that same part of town on Broadway st.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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162 reviews 162 reviews
53 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a pleasant enough walk on a sunny day and there are one or two attractive old buildings but there are very few interesting shops and even fewer eateries or cafes. Disappointing overall.

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Bozeman, Montana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We shopped in and ate at the Windbag Saloon in Last Chance Gulch. All of the shops and sculptures are worth a look. This is a great place to go while you are in Helena. Lots of Montana and Helena history took place here. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the outdoors and people watch.

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BELLEVUE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Liked the old buildings and car-free plaza, but we were there too late to do much shopping. Fun place to explore and admire historical buildings.

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Lethbridge Alberta
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed downtown , great old buildings. This abit to learn getting around with all Avenues and no streets Each buildings had there own charm Great place to walk around , we felt very safe

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Qualicum Beach
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This would be a fabulous gentle urban street walk if there were more specialty stores on this street. The intent and vision is certainly appreciated.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a very nice, spacious pedestrian mall with lots of interesting architecture. Definitely worth a stroll.

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