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Last Chance Gulch

Helena, MT
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Ranked #15 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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Qualicum Beach
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
301 helpful votes 301 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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Corvallis, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were able to walk to Last Chance Gulch and on to the walking mall from our hotel. Superb building architecture, wonderful restaurants, and cozy shops line both sides of the mall. Could never tire of this part of Helena. Don't forget ice cream at Big Dipper!

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La Canada, California
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428 reviews 428 reviews
97 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you have free time with nothing to do, taking a walk along Last Chance Gulch can be relaxing...it is quite peaceful since there is no auto traffic..and the area is filled with very nice people. There are not too many stores of interest along this street...many are closed. There are a few places to eat and there is a... More

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Leduc, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We really fell in love with this area of Helena. The buildings, walkways, stores, sculptures, statues and historic items really add charm to this area. We enjoyed walking through here with our dog and like that there is plenty of free parking available. Bird & Beasleys is a must for anyone visiting this area as they carry many itmes handcrafted... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is n historic section of Helena set up as a walking mall. There are a limited number of stores as many buildings now house government offices. Be sure to look up as the architecture is interesting. There are some nice galleries and a couple of the top rated restaurants (Lucca, Windbag, Big Dipper). Be sure to visit Birds and... More

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