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Last Chance Gulch

Helena, MT
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Ranked #14 of 19 Attractions in Helena
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Mines
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This area has both maintained its historical interest and offers many treats for the traveller- including great ice cream!

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Thomasville, Georgia
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405 reviews 405 reviews
191 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great place to take a walk, find an interesting restaurant and watch passersby. Some nice shops too!

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Columbus, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cool area to walk around, but not a lot of shops or restaurants to meander in and out of. Seemed to have a lot of offices and service-type businesses. Did enjoy a delicious dinner at Lucca's, lunch at Bert & Ernie's, and shopping at Birds & Beasley. Plus a visit at Martin's Wine Shop proved to be a great stop... More

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Helena, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Last Chance Gulch is so classic Helena....and still today its just like it was 20 years ago, but with a bit more businesses moving in to accommodate the community needs....taverns, pups, brewers, eateries, etc.....still a great place....parking is a bit challening at certain times of the night.....

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