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Address: , Helena, MT
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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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Northridge, CA
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387 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
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 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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.

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Whitewater, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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 73 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 10 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 119 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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