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An out-of-the-way gem with limited handicapped parking...

This is a beautifully preserved ghost town nestled in the forest. The walk from the parking lot and... read more

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A little bit off the beaten path, but really worth the drive up the mountain. The drive is scenic... read more

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3255 Fort Missoula Rd, Missoula, MT 59804-7204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautifully preserved ghost town nestled in the forest. The walk from the parking lot and to many of the buildings can be challenging, however there are two handicapped parking places down on the main street of the town. My husband spent his...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little bit off the beaten path, but really worth the drive up the mountain. The drive is scenic and peaceful. The buildings at Garnet are amazingly in tact, and full of relics that have been left. There is also a short trail that will...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Weatherbeaten and silent, it rests, nestled in the mountains, one of the best examples of 19th century American life. The old west still lives. Happy trails.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claude F
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This ghost town is very wry well preserved without looking fake, there is handicapped parking if you have a disability. It takes about 2-2.5 hours to sseee. It is a beautiful drive up to the top of the mountain with some great view sites along...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sue D
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Closest thing to a real ghost town I have seen. We have visited many "Ghost Towns", but this is the closest to the real thing we have ever seen. It is a long drive out to it and it DOES NOT have all of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Skyhawk72u
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We also chose the wrong road, but had asked at the Garnet store if the road down to I 90 was that bad and they said "no". Thank the Lord we didn't meet anyone on the way down. It was one narrow lane and very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Quincy2805
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Really enjoyed going back in time! Well kept park with lots of log cabins/buildings to look at. Really well preserved considering the age. It was fun to look at how they lived over 100 hundred years ago and see the implements and furniture they used....More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We went in the scary way. It's a one lane, rocky/gravel road with a TON of potholes that scales about 2000 feet up a mountain. We had to stop a few times to move rock from the road since our car had low clearance. The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Hannah H
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Although we approached Garnet from the I-90 side of life, and the road made us wonder, it was well worth the stop. We wished we had arrived a little earlier as the volunteer hosts were in the process of locking the doors. It was still...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank 906claudiat
Reviewed June 8, 2016

This ghost town is great. We came in from hwy 200 and the road in was a good gravel road. The town itself is well preserved, it is a newer Ghost town due to it's second boom in the 1930's. The town is in a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Kathy E
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September 11, 2017|
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Couple of minutes walk. I'm not sure about the 200, we took the south entrance via I-90 with a standard car and would not recommend that! I think the suspension really took a beating and single lane with possible oncoming... More
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