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Bannack State Park

721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT 59725-9300
+1 406-834-3413
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Road trip from East Tennessee

Since retiring and traveling all over the Western US, Dillon and nearby sites are definitely a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
uttom
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Kingsport Tennessee
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Ghost town, former territorial capital, great for history buffs & photographers

Visited Bannack with a group of photographers. There are dozens of buildings, some open to enter... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Susan W
,
Joliet, Montana
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ghost town” (134 reviews)
“bannack days” (24 reviews)
“old west” (16 reviews)
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721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT 59725-9300
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+1 406-834-3413
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"ghost town"
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"bannack days"
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"old west"
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"tour book"
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"step back in time"
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"self guided tour"
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"gold rush"
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"lots of history"
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"bannock"
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"visitor center"
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"period furnishings"
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"entrance fee"
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"montana history"
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"masonic lodge"
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"own pace"
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"an interesting place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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”.

Thank uttom
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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

2  Thank Susan W
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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

Thank Stacky1974
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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.

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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.

Thank bhrbabydoc
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

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

1  Thank Tammie M
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I have been meaning to visit Bannack for years, since some of my patients raved about it, but I just never got there until this past year. I visited it 30 Sep 2017, finally! I arrived before any of the park rangers were there and...More

3  Thank SpokaneWashington
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is the way it should be done. Unlike actively commercial tourist towns where great competition for space and high prices drive the destruction of even national register of historic places sites, here all is under one jurisdiction, the state of Montana, who has preserved...More

Thank jesse o
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great ghost town day trip. We went with family and friends and really enjoyed the history and ghost stories. There is a very sweet and talented volunteer who plays the piano in one of the houses, which adds to the haunted and...More

Thank creeklaying
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Close enough to I-15 (30 minutes)to be just right from a dreary long excursion between two points. It's was more impressive twelve years ago from a locals point of view,(more abandoned furnishings left behind,and more sadly a little too much exterior clean up.) The State...More

Thank bonehead22
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lisa2959
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Response from jesse o | 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
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Laurie S
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
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unless your riding during the winter you will have no problems
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