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Bannack State Park

721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT 59725-9300
+1 406-834-3413
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Good birds!

Renovated ghost town. Buildings accessible and historical write ups for a self guided walking tour... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nikkiflood
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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Fun historical stop for historians and ghost hunters

Saw the episode of Ghost Adventures at this state park and decided to give it a go. Place is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jason s
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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ghost town” (109 reviews)
“bannack days” (22 reviews)
“guide book” (8 reviews)
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721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT 59725-9300
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+1 406-834-3413
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Renovated ghost town. Buildings accessible and historical write ups for a self guided walking tour. Riparian area makes for excellent birding!

Thank nikkiflood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the episode of Ghost Adventures at this state park and decided to give it a go. Place is really interesting and fun to experience. There was a wedding being conducted at the old church, very unusual but fun to watch at the same time....More

Thank jason s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing to explore, it's so interesting to step into the old homes and imagine how they lived.

Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a pleasant spring day. Park ranger had a lot of information then we wandered though the town and the buildings. We also had a special treat of hearing one of the local ladies play the piano and organ.

Thank D2844HBkim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Banack State Park and had no idea what to expect. What a pleasant surprise to find an original mining town and not in some commercial/touristy setting. Walking the streets and going inside the buildings you can just picture how...More

2  Thank CACruisers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The town of Bannack was the first capital of the Territory of Montana. It was a wild and crazy time of lawlessness and vigilantes. Bannack is the reason Montana was created by President Lincoln as a Territory from Idaho to fix the lawlessness.

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our second trip to Bannack. It's a mining ghost town and once was the capitol of Montana. Interesting buildings, most in original state of repair (or dis-repair). You can go inside the buildings, also be sure to check out the visitor center. Once or twice...More

Thank bodori
Reviewed 15 May 2017

After a fun trip to Virginia City, we made our way over to Bannack and were so happy to find that it is a TRUE GHOST TOWN! The park ranger gave us some good info and sent us on our way to explore. It was...More

Thank krismb12
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Bannack State Park is a ghost town. The buildings that are left show amazing architecture of varying kinds. Once a town of 3000 in 1860 and the first territorial capital in the Montana territory it is steeped in history. Most of the buildings are open...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This is the king of ghost towns. There's over 60 historical buildings, and you can explore most of them. Plus, a seriously ironic story about the sheriff everyone should hear is included. Seriously, if you're in the area, this is where you need to be....More

3  Thank SunnyInAmerica
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Quichecat
Are the roads/road into Bannack passable for motorcycles?
16 June 2016|
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Response from Shane O | Reviewed this property |
unless your riding during the winter you will have no problems
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Joe N
Is there an RV Park close by?
14 June 2016|
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Response from Lisa Marie H | Reviewed this property |
I concur with Debby G, the Countryside RV park outside Dillon is a nice place to stay and just a short beautiful drive to Bannack.
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Robert B
I am traveling to our home in Bigfork and plan on stopping at different places like Bannack with my miniture Austrailian Shepard. is that a problem??
9 June 2016|
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Response from Sieg1313 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you could call them on the phone. Someone (not a ghost) is there all day at the building where you pay and buy suveniers.
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