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Review of Last Chance Tours

Last Chance Tours
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Helena
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We went at the end of a hail storm! The guide was very knowledgeable. The lady in the ticket trailer was very nice as well. Gave us a quick (45 minutes) overview of Helena. The price is extremely reasonable!!

1  Thank ageinert
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"tour train"
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"historical tour"
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"great overview"
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"mansion district"
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"great tour"
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"reasonable cost"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
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"history teacher"
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"fun ride"
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"downtown area"
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"learn something"
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"buy one get one free"
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"middle school"
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"great stories"
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"well worth the money"
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"the montana historical society"
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

The tour train is especially fun for small children and will give parents an hour or so off their feet. The train is an open air ride through Helena's historical areas, and there are many. The train driver is often a local school teacher working a summer job, and they have lots of interesting facts about the places you pass by.

Train tickets, snacks, and souvenirs are sold across the street from the Capitol, at the MHS museum. Your ticket also gets you cool free stuff at several local businesses, e.g., scoops of ice cream, free sodas, nice gifts, a carousel ride.

The only disappointing thing for tourists is that the train does not run on Sundays.

1  Thank Caillou H
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Located next to the FANTASTIC Historical Museum, we spent 90 minutes in the museum until our feet hurT (GREAT exhibits!) and then sat down and rested on the fun train ride around Helena, leaning all kinds of cool history and trivia. We concluded the trip back at the museum where we spent ANOTHER 90 minutes because it is so cool. Hint: You get a "buy one get one free" entrance to the museum if you purchase your train ticket BEFORE you go into the museum. But who cares in the long run? It's all non-profit (both the train and the museum) and all proceeds go to a good cause and they're both FUN!

1  Thank thunefeld
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Tour guide is funny and knowledgeable as train meanders through mansion district, the Capitol complex and Last Chance Gulch. Wheelchair accessible and worth the time.

1  Thank MEKA54
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This tour was recommended to us and boy am I glad we did it. It was very reasonable, $7/50 per person. The tour conductor was very knowledgeable about the town and history of Helena. It was a great way to see lots of the town and determine where we wanted to go to spend more time. You also get a card with a number of discounts and freebies offered at merchants in Last Chance Gulch.

1  Thank kasey526
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