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Garnet Ghost Town, Missoula

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  • It is a bit of a drive from Missoula, but worth the trip. We love ghost towns, and each has its own character. Some, like Garnet and Bannack have been preserved and offer a different experience than o...  more »
  • Garnet ghost town is the one of the best places to visit during the summer months. wildlife, wild flowers and lots of old old buildings.  more »
  • I've been here several times. It is a bit out of the way, but worth the drive, especially in the early summer. The wildflowers can be spectacular! The ghost town itself has a lot of interesting buildi...  more »
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  • There has been a lot of restoration in the last few years. Don't let the gravel road scare you. You're in Montana, what did you expect? Where's your sense of adventure? There's a little hike to get in there, but there's also some parking closer, so it's a little more accessible than you think. There aren't too many ghost towns this intact, and you can actually walk through the buildings. Some of it is blocked off, but there's a lot you can see. In the old bar, there's a few antiques, and a few not-so-antiques. See if you can spot them. Some people say it's haunted, and it does feel a little creepy I'm places. Any broken down old place feels like that. There are interpretive signs throughout the town explaining the history. Five stars. I'm coming back to this one.
  • My wife and I stopped here while we were on vacation in August of 2017. If you are willing to brave a 10 mile, winding dirt road up the side of a mountain it is worth it. A view of life in a mining town from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The buildings are left more or less in their original state and only minimally restored and filled with local artifacts. We really enjoyed our selves and found it educational. Be prepared to hike a little bit.
  • Well done. Clean and neat. Took the continuation of the road down for a white knuckle ride back to I 90. Great views on the way out
  • What a wonderful adventure. So pleased we made it before the road closed for the winter. Can't wait to get back in the spring. Easy walk in and out from the parking area.
  • Amazing history go to the playground worth the hike so much to see go early make it a day dress warm
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