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“Pretty cool”
Review of Bannack State Park

Bannack State Park
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Dillon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A park with over 60 original structures still standing from the 1800s, including the old hotel, the governor's mansion, the Masonic Hall and the Methodist Church.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Went for the day on Labor Day. Unfortunately it was smoky from the fires in MT and ID but the wind did pick up and cleared it away while we were there!! :-)
It was a very cool ghost town. I really liked that they had a map so you could read about the houses/buildings. Most are very well preserved and it is fun to imagine what life was like there.
We were bummed that there was only one tour to the mine and we missed it. I wish the staff at the "office" would have told us when we got there when it was and more info about it. We would have liked to go on the tour.
It is great that you can go in almost all of the houses/buildings!!
Oh, because we live in MT, we only had to pay $2 for the map. I guess when we license our vehicles it pays for entrance to the park! Cool!

Thank Louise U
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Best ghost town that we have seen in Montana and this one was our 4th. You felt like you were bad in the Old West.

1  Thank COLEVILLE
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We went to Montana for Bannack Days. Old West revisited. Many of the buildings are just like they were when the last inhabitants left. There was great music playing throughout the town and throughout the day. There was gold panning (although garnet panning was a more apt description), wagon rides, candle dipping, a shootout, an opportunity to send a telegram, and so much more.

Sunday was a lot less crowded than Saturday, so if you can stick around for Sunday, it may be worth your while.

1  Thank pvade71
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We visited during Bannack Days, but still would have explored any other day od the year. This ghost town is well preserved, so you can really envision what life was like there during it's boom period. Its status as a state park appears to keep it more maintained and informative than other ghost towns we've visited.

1  Thank inivium
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Interesting and fun to explore the old buildings! Kids loved the old hotel.

Thank MJRandolph
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