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“Awsome Ghost Town.”
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 April 2, 2013

We have been to Bannock with friends and family at different times of the year and it just gets better each time we visit.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Bannack is one of many ghost towns in Montana but because of the scenery and history it is our favorite. Gold washing in the summer and ice skating in the winter are wonderful activities. Make sure you visit the grave yards. We come here at least once a year.

Thank MrsLaine
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This summer when you and your family visit Montana or Yellowstone National Park, include a visit to Bannack State Park, a real Montana Ghost Town. Bannack is located close to Dillon, Montana and not far from the Pioneer Mountains which are the headwaters for Grasshopper Creek. This was Montana's first Territorial Capital when gold was discovered in the 1860s. Once the home to thousands of miners and businessmen, it is now a state park with dozens of preserved buildings and a rich history. Who knows, you may even see a ghost or one the Vigilante's rounding up Sheriff Henry Plummer for his 'neck tie party'. Visit for the day or camp out for a weekend.

Thank Thomas A
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

went three times , first to look, second for banack days, third to show our out of state families We got to see the shoot out. finally go inside the mason room, got a ride of the 1937 truck. enjoyed the jail stay.love the campsite. the videos to the old bannack days. we visited the bannack cementary. enjoy the food. most of all we got to pan for gold.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Neither of us had been to a ghost town before, so we discovered you could camp here in a teepee, it was a no-brainer. It might be out of the way, but well worth the trip -- especially as a camping spot.

We got there not long before sunset and were the only people in the ghost town. The booklet you're given as you enter is really, really informative and you can go into a lot of the old buildings... up the creaking staircases, look out through the cracked windows. The best part is that it's not commercialized -- it's historic, informative, and they don't need to recreate gun fights in the streets.

We were just finishing up our walk around the town as the sun was setting -- it was completely quiet and just beautiful. I'm not sure if going on a day trip here would be as good, but the fact we were camping right there made it really, really great... even once the sun set, the immense stars came out and the coyotes started howling. Definitely recommend it.

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