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Last Chance Tours

#1 of 5 Tours in Helena
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Address: 225 N Roberts St, Helena, MT 59601-4514
Phone Number: 406-442-1023

This is a one hour tour of Helena including the history of Helena and Last...

This is a one hour tour of Helena including the history of Helena and Last Chance Gulch. You will see the Capital Complex, the historic homes on Helena's West Side and the early day mining district. The trains depart just outside the Montana Historical Museum, which is located on the East side of the Capitol Building.

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Train ride through History

This is a very exciting and informative ride through Helena on the city tour train. Driver covers the city history, the gold boom and the millionaires that lived here and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very exciting and informative ride through Helena on the city tour train. Driver covers the city history, the gold boom and the millionaires that lived here and their homes. Worth the money spent for the ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Because our son attends the college in Helena, we get to go there a couple times a year. This fun and informative activity is one we try to do at least once each year. The Last Chance Tour will give you fun historical facts on Helena while sightseeing in an open aired trolley. The guides are friendly and informative so... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I only had one day in Helena and thought this would be an efficient use of our short time. It was. Very interesting history lesson on Helena. Tour starts right next to capital grounds. You are in train cars and the conductor narrates you theough a bunch of neighborhoods. My favorites were the mansions of the wealthy. About... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy learning local history when I take a vacation. The Tour Train is a great, easy going, all-age opportunity to do that in Helena. See the highlights of the capital complex, downtown, the walking mall, and the mansion district as you relax on a guided tour. The train is a vehicle that travels on the road, not track... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a good time traversing the streets of Helena while an informative (and slightly humorous) guide told us all the interesting sights in the city. Took about 40 minutes.

Thank Raker1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always look for a tour of this kind to get an overview of a new place, so we can see what we would like to spend more time seeing. This is an excellent tour with a thoroughly knowledgeable and engaging host. Absolutely worth the quite reasonable cost. Even popular with locals - we met some on the tour!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the way to see Helena and its beautiful buildings, and learn about its past and present. The commentary was entertaining, lots of interesting facts and historical events relayed with enthusiasm by a knowledgeable narrator. The route included the major attractions and gave us a much better feel for what to see while in town. The train went by... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lee was our conductor for the tour. Very friendly. This is a live narrative tour. He speaks loud and clear. Get there early to get you seat. Our tour filled up quickly. The seats on the tour train are narrow and not very comfortable so plan on that . But it's only an hour.

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Vaughn, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the train tour. Everyone working the train was so friendly. The engineer was very knowledgeable and knew all kinds of tidbits and fun facts about Helena's history.He pointed out all the interesting houses and mansions belonging to people of history and currently today. He's a history teacher at the high school, so his knowledge was factual and... More 

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Preeceville, sk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful and knowledgable conductor on our tour. Tour is not recorded. It was both informative and entertaining. Recommend.

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