Bannack State Park

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Facility:Bannack State Park
Description:Bannack was founded in 1862 when John White discovered gold on Grasshopper Creek. As news of the gold strike spread many prospectors and businessmen rushed to Bannack hoping to strike it rich. In 1864, Bannack was named as the first Territorial Capital of Montana. Remaining in Bannack for only a short time, the Capital moved on to Virginia City. In 1863 gold had been discovered near Virginia City and at that time many prospectors left Bannack in hopes of finding the mother lode in Virginia City. However, some people stayed in Bannack and explored the use of further mining techniques. From the late 1860's to the 1930's, Bannack continued as a mining town with a fluctuating population. By the 1950's gold workings had dwindled and most folks had moved on. At that point the State of Montana declared Bannack a State Park. Today, over sixty structures remain standing, most of which can be explored. People from all over visit this renowned ghost town to discover their heritage.

A D D R E S S
Address 1:4200 Bannack Road
Address 2:
City:Dillon
State/Province:MT
Zip Code:59725
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Hours:The Bannack Town Site Hours
During the month of May, the Town Site is open from 8:00am until dusk.
Memorial Day through Labor Day the Town Site is open from 8:00am to 9:00pm.
September 1st through October 30th the Town Site is open from 8:00am until dusk.
November 1st through April 30th, the Town Site is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Visitor Center Hours
May through August, open on weekends 10:00am to 6:00pm.
On weekends after Labor Day through October 31st, the Visitor Center will be open 11:00am to 5:00pm, depending on staff availability.
Admission:Montana residents are entitled to free daily entrance to all Montana State Parks through payment of vehicle registration fees.
Out-of-state residents/Non-Montana Registered Vehicles are $5.00/Vehicle.
Bicyclists or Walk-ins: $1.00/person
Commercial/Bus Passengers: $2.00/Person
Telephone:(406) 834-3413
Website:Visit Website
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