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Interesting place to shop and view history

I love the art decco buildings that still stand along the gulch. There is lots of parking all... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2019
David V
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Fernley, Nevada
Historic downtown

Love the old building's, especially the Atlas Block always enjoy walking thru a ton's historic... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2019
spydercat52
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

After hearing the hype of how wonderful this place is we were quite disappointed. The walking mall is run down, unkempt and dirty. The shops were not much to talk about and the food was barely “ok”. Wish we had stayed in Pray longer and skipped this part of our trip to Montana. Definitely won’t come again.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

I love the art decco buildings that still stand along the gulch. There is lots of parking all around and the parking is only $1 an hours. Take time to enjoy a drink or a meal right along the pathway. Lots of interesting shops along the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Love the old building's, especially the Atlas Block always enjoy walking thru a ton's historic area. had time for a beer, and back to exploring the area, beautiful city

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

After visiting Glacier NP, we drove to Helena just to visit the much hipped Last Chance Gulch. All the hotels near the Gulch are over priced, but we decided to book at the DoubleTree which is on the Gulch. Just step out door to gulch. Well, we were quit surprised. We visited on a Saturday. Nearly all the shops are closed or out of business. The others are offices. Very little shopping. A few scattered restaurants to eat have a drink on outside. They might as well have rolled up the sidewalks here. Nothing going on. We could have saved this hotel money and driven onto Butte.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Stretching from 6th Avenue to North Broadway, the state's only downtown, outdoor walking mile marks the site where gold was first discovered by four Georgians in Helena in 1864. Helena was their "last chance" to discover that precious metal before giving up and returning home, hence the name.

Today, the gulch is home to treasures of another kind in the form of Victorian-era buildings, restaurants, interesting shops, and art galleries.

My spouse and I strolled the area twice during our 5-day stay in Helena. The second day we took our time to absorb the history, looking up and down, here and there, peering into each nook and cranny, reading the signs. Be sure to notice the small stream that flows along the center. We also ate lunch in the nostalgic Parrot Confectionery with its long soda fountain, cozy booths, and working jukebox. Charming.

Because we visited during two weekdays in May, the area was relatively free of other pedestrians. Do come. This is a real treasure that should not be missed!

Date of experience: May 2019
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