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Address: Helena, MT

  The main street in the downtown business district, which takes its...

  The main street in the downtown business district, which takes its name from the four prospectors who discovered gold there in 1864.

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Pretty Walk

This is certainly a pretty walk for anyone visiting the capitol city. There are a number of interesting shops and restaurants. The buildings are beautifully restored and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patty W
Somewhere in time
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Tahuya, Washington
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86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This historic meander through time was the highlight of our trip, we enjoyed plenty of history as well as plenty of good food and beer. My only complaint is I was here in April and it was a little chilly. If your a fan of history, small shops, food and beer this historic walk is a must. My friends told... More 

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Somewhere in time
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is certainly a pretty walk for anyone visiting the capitol city. There are a number of interesting shops and restaurants. The buildings are beautifully restored and interesting to view. Plus there is an ice cream shop.

Thank Patty W
Helena, Montana
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Last Chance Gulch holds a lot of History. Be sure & check out all the historical signs along the way. If you are a history buff this is a gold mine. If your not into history there is a lot of cute shops to check out. Montana made items, pottery etc. Great place to visit.

Thank tia2017
Helena, Montana
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Last Chance Gulch is *trying*. There is an increasing number of new and unique shops and restaurants but it seems like they come and go rather quickly. Last Chance Gulch is rich with history and can be fun to visit during the summer months. It's really a charming area that has so much potential. But it is like a ghost... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Many people do not realize that Last Chance Gulch is named for the Gold Rush days, when there was one last chance to find gold before the miners quit in anguish. As it happened, they did find the gold, and the name has stayed, and the street which is now a walking mall has so many places to visit and... More 

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Libby, Montana
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

there is a lot of history around last chance gulch ...great way to get out and see something ... there used to be train that would take you on tours i dont know if there still is but it was fun.... if you look hard enough you will find gargoyles on the buildings

Thank Dorian B
Burlington, Wisconsin, United States
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a quaint spot to visit when in Helena. Downtown restaurants and shops, river built into the sidewalks to follow, a waterfall and some statues of bears to pose next to. We also enjoyed the musical garden.

Thank Pamela H
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183 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Really enjoyed walking around Last Chance Gulch in Helena. Was amazed at the buildings and shops. Was a lot of fun. Had a lot of history to see also. Don't miss this when you visit Helena.

Thank Helen B
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family and I had a few hours to spare and decided to walk up and down Last Chance Gulch. It was a beautiful walk with some fun shops to visit. Wish there were a few more shops, however.

Thank andersmorrison
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We enjoyed some great Mexican food at one restaurant and ice cream at another. Lots of neat shops to visit.

Thank markgac

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