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Bannack State Park

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One of the most famous ghost towns of all

For reasons yet to be explained, the ghost town of Bannack, Montana, the site of Bannack State... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Bannack State Park

Historical old town, interesting history, you can imagine yourself living there years ago, and how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
judie907
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Dillon, Montana
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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.
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721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT 59725-9300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

For reasons yet to be explained, the ghost town of Bannack, Montana, the site of Bannack State Park, is not as popular to tourists as it is to locals and historians. But it remains one of the best preserved of the abandoned mining camps of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical old town, interesting history, you can imagine yourself living there years ago, and how hard it must have been to survive in the Montana wilderness

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting state park - unique history. Only about 20 miles west of I-15 near Dillion, Montana. I tent camped at the state park campground. A very nice spot with Grasshopper Creek nearby. There was potable water available at this time. The...More

Thank Kels2Mag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many preserved buildings, some with pieces of original wall paper and linoleum. The masonic Lodge doubled as the school. The 1st governor's "mansion" was a small log cabin. We had a cool sunny day and no other visitors during our visit. The Meade Hotel grand...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Bannack State Park every year for almost a decade. Obviously, I love the place and its surroundings.The ghost town is magical. Nearby is the Pioneer Scenic Parkway, which goes up into the Pioneer mountains. The road is paved and fun to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bannack State Park holds the remains of a gold mining town and the place has been repaired rather than completely restored. We managed to visit on a living history day, with re-enactors placing themselves right in the middle of the mining boom. We met the...More

Thank gibjan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our third visit to Bannack but the first time during its History Days. There were plenty of reenactors there who all stayed in character the whole time. Great fun, wonderful place to visit with lots of old buildings, and a fascinating history.

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great ghost town! The buildings have been cared for just enough to get a feeling of what it must have been like to live there. Some of them are kind of spooky...

1  Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the trip to see this ghost town, every house, saloon,, jail, school, etc has been renovated with the authenticity intact. Cost only $6.00 per car. Beautiful location, lots of history, definately worth the trip

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Friday. It was the weekend reinactors demonstrate how life was in the 1860’s. It was well done. We learned a lot about Montana history and the hardships of settling the territory. Miners in the area had a hard life. It was good...More

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SweetSusy
24 June 2018|
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Yes! I was just at the park today and dogs are welcome, on leash, of course.
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Response from jesse o | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I live in Jackson and my daughter attends school in Dillon. Other responder gave you good advice, four hours sounds right, except that Virginia City is not on your way and even Dillon is further than you need to go... More
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Laurie S
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Response from Sheryl M | Reviewed this property |
If you really love the history of the area and want to take the time to visit everything, including hiking up to the cemetery and seeing the area where they hanged the criminals, and read all the information, it would take... More
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