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Bannack State Park

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Visited the ghost town. We had a blast. If you have MT plates it’s free. Our local hosts suggested... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Michael B
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Well kept ghost town

This park is great for learning a little history and enjoying the outdoors. There are places to... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
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“ghost town”(160 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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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
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We've visited a couple of western ghost towns now and this was the most complete. The booklet helped a lot, giving just the right amount of information about this place. We enjoyed the boardwalk up and down and being able to go into the houses....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This park is great for learning a little history and enjoying the outdoors. There are places to picnic and during the summer months they even have events going on.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Was great to see where my ancestors were and hang out in the rain the thunder was amazing too the scenery is beautiful and the smell of the trees and sage is so fragrant

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Since retiring and traveling all over the Western US, Dillon and nearby sites are definitely a don’t miss item - classic “old West”.

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Visited Bannack with a group of photographers. There are dozens of buildings, some open to enter and some aren't, but the park is set up as the territorial town once was. There is a ranger/interpretive center on site. The rangers are more than willing to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My mom and I visited Bannack before the park officially opened and no one else was there when we arrived - what a treat! We were able to park and pay on the honor system and walk through the streets and into (most of) the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We had a very good time with o u r self guided book tour. Fun ghost town from old west gold mine town. The grandbabies enjoyed the old school house.

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We never get tired of visiting Bannack State Park- we enjoy special ranger led activities such as star gozing, and musical events held there in season.

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Great adventure if you are into Ghost Towns. A lot of buildings still standing and the Park Ranger is great!

Date of experience: July 2017
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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