9 Ghost Towns To Visit In Montana
There are a LOT of ghost towns in Montana. These towns sprung up in the 1800s to mine gold and silver, and were abandoned the mines were empty.
A few of these are driving distance from each other, so you can plan to see more than one in a single trip!
Coloma is located in Missoula County and was active in different periods in the 1800s and 1900s. Today, you’ll see abandoned buildings here.
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Garnet had 1000 people living in it at one point! Today, it’s a ghost town you can visit to learn about history, take a hike, fish, hunt, and more!
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Marysville was a HUGE producer of gold at one point. Today, you’ll see structures that were stores, houses, and even a baseball field!
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Rimini was founded in 1864 to mine silver. This ghost town has several abandoned buildings with informational plaques to learn about that time.
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Granite State Park is maintained by the state of Montana and is free for Montana residents!
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Elk horn State Park is known for two buildings: Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall.
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Bannack State Park was a town founded in 1862 when miners flocked here after gold was struck in the surrounding mountains.
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Virginia City and Nevada City and close to each other and have a lot of activities for kids and adults! They have a train to take you between the two
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Lauren is near Virginia City, but is much smaller. This town was built around a trading post that sold supplies to miners.
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