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Bannack State Park

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Very interesting

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
Calgary, Canada
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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 23 October 2018

My husband, two young daughters (ages 6 and 9) and I visited Bannack for the day on a Sunday afternoon. I can't believe it took us this long to visit Bannack, since we only live 3 hours away. It was very interesting, especially if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Katie M
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Bannack State Park is an abandoned gold mining town. Gold was discovered in 1862 and the population swelled to over 3,000. The town is now a ghost town that is pretty well preserved. To get to Bannack State Park, from Dillion Montana, head south on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed 3 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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikeandsally2015
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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gibjan
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
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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25 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