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My husband, two young daughters (ages 6 and 9) and I visited Bannack for the day on a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Katie M
A great place to walk around an abandoned mining town

Bannack State Park is an abandoned gold mining town. Gold was discovered in 1862 and the population... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
scottie552
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

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 curved stairway is fabulous. The stores were closed, but we were able to peek in the windows. The board walkways would have made this doable even after rain. The 1st electric dredge on Grasshopper Creek was a side point worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

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 drive.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

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 schoolteacher, various tradesmen, such as the blacksmith, the lady who ran the boarding house, the merchant and assayer, and the town drunk! The Sheriff and his Winchester rifle had an air of authority, and the Doctor treated my sore foot before he had to perform an amputation of the toe of a townsman who had shot himself in the foot. All highly entertaining!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

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...

Date of experience: June 2018
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