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Address: Helena, MT
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The main street in the downtown business district, which takes its name...
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
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Whitewater, Colorado
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Whitewater, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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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!

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alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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

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Helena, Montana
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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

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Butte, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a very trendy and fun walking mall. There are lots of cute and interesting shops, great restaurants, candy shop-the Parrot and the Dipper Ice Cream shop is very delicious! I recommend you give this a try while in Helena-stay at the Great Northern!

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Port Angeles, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It's a real sad shame that such a great stretch of real estate which should be the central crown jewel of Montana's Capitol...has lost so many businesses over the years. The turn-over and inability to keep businesses open/thriving on the Walking Mall is the direct failure of the BID's corrupt, inept, unqualified motley crew to attract and help make leases... More 

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Helena, Montana
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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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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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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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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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Address: Helena, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena

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