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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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 unless you’re coming from yellowstone. From Jackson, I go over teton pass to Victor and on to Driggs Idaho then to the West of Rexburg where I get on I 15 North. Between there and your exit for bannack, 37 or 34, you’ll find sporadic service areas. You may be relying on convenience store food because in May the very rural restaurants you encounter may be closed for off season. I belong eve we are and returnees in Dell MT at exit 23. But it will be a very long day because, being a photographer, 3-4 hours there will leave you wanting another day. You’ll feel if more acutely if you’re an historian. But it may be a beginning which will bring you back!
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
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 at least four hours to go through Bannack.
The same goes for Nevada City and Virginia City. Nevada City can be done in four hours or less because it is very small. The only thing they have is the museum. And if you take your time and look at everything that alone will take at least two hours. Virginia City will take two days if you go through all the buildings, visit the stores, take a tour on the train, the fire engine, the stage coach and the 6 X 6 truck to hear about the history of the area and visit with the residents.
We were there a week and the only extra thing we visited, and weren't able to do everything there is the Big Hole Battlefield. We feel we need to go back for another visit to see the things we didn't have time for like the Lewis and Clark Caverns. Hope you enjoy your visit, We had a wonderful time for the most part.