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Bannack State Park

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Such an amazing place!!

Talk about fun, mixed with spooky, with a whole bunch of history!! This place has it all!! I used... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Seattle, Washington
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Best Kept Secret

I have been to Bannack many times over the years but it never ceases to amaze me how wonderful the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Missoula, Montana
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“ghost town”(159 reviews)
“bannack days”(27 reviews)
“old west”(20 reviews)
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
+1 406-834-3413
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All reviews ghost town bannack days old west guide book step back in time bannock self guided tour gold mining town lots of history gold rush period furnishings the guidebook open to the public for sale montana history visitor center entrance fee
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Talk about fun, mixed with spooky, with a whole bunch of history!! This place has it all!! I used to go here when I was young (20+ years ago) and if anything I think it has gotten better than it was even then! The park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I have been to Bannack many times over the years but it never ceases to amaze me how wonderful the ghost town is! We took our 13 year old, 2 year old and infant on a quick trip through the town and loved it as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Lived walking thru the old buildings where can feel the history! Quite a bit of walking if you take in everything so wear comfortable shoes. The guide book is worth the $2. The camping area is lovely and treed down by the creek but is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lyn V
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

First of all it is just too cool to be able to step back in time like that, also pretty neat that we witness twice doors moving on their own. Sure, sure it could have been wind I guess though it was a hot not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Schultzfamily901
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Its hard to think visiting Bannock ghost town that it was once the 1st capital of the territory of Montana. History is all around you as you walk the boardwalks around the old houses, bank, salons stores etc. Its amazing what the discover of gold...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit!! Had great time exploring the history and how the folks in the past lived. Worth the drive!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BCarr1999
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great historic site with lots of great information. It’s also super friendly. They let you borrow the walking tour guide book and “if you want to keep it, just bring back $2”. And it’s dog friendly! My dog had a great time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SweetSusy
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Very good historical information. A little off the beaten path but well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Y8290YRmarkp
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lived near this original town. A living history for all. When one considers all the buildings were hand hue timbers, thrown together by sweat and our fore fathers one may find an awe & respect at all created. Worth each moment shared. Great for children...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 2liberty41
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the ghost town. We had a blast. If you have MT plates it’s free. Our local hosts suggested this little side adventure and it was perfect for a sunny afternoon. And the surrounding park is gorgeous.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Michael B
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24 June 2018|
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Response from Lyn V |
Yes! I was just at the park today and dogs are welcome, on leash, of course.
4 April 2018|
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Response from jesseo582 | 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
31 January 2018|
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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