Bannack State Park in Dillon, Montana, dates back to the 1800’s when the old west was filled with miners looking for gold. The old ghost town is no longer filled with residents, but families are invited to explore the area and its more than 60 restored buildings, such as the schoolhouse, blacksmith’s shop, church, hotel and governor’s mansion. The park is open year-round for visitors and it hosts special events during the summer and fall, such as Bannack Days in July, Living History Weekend in September and Bannack Ghost Walks in October. Camping is available in the park for those who want to stay over night, as well.
The park is open daily, year-round. It is free for Montana residents, but families coming from out of state will pay a per-vehicle admission fee.