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Perfect stroll into Helena's history

The stroll up the gulch is so fun to do with friends, family, teens and/or small children. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanne G
via mobile
Walk This!

I grew up in Helena, and back then Last Chance Gulch (or Main Street, as we called it) was dead. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AZteacher85203
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Mesa, Arizona
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The main street in the downtown business district, which takes its name from the four prospectors who discovered gold there in 1864.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Helena, MT
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"interesting shops"
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"big dipper"
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"candy store"
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"taco del sol"
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"ice cream"
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"pretty area"
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"several blocks"
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"historic walk"
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"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"old building"
in 2 reviews
"downtown helena"
in 3 reviews
"train tour"
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"mall"
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"architecture"
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"meander"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stroll up the gulch is so fun to do with friends, family, teens and/or small children. There is plenty of room for little ones to excercise safely on the boardwalk. Also there are some play areas. For adults, there are microbreweries, pubs, fine dining...More

Thank Joanne G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Helena, and back then Last Chance Gulch (or Main Street, as we called it) was dead. It has been hugely revitalized as a walking mall, and it is wonderful! There are great little shops, a tap room, the legendary Parrot (go...More

Thank AZteacher85203
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate dinner in the area and then walked around and did some window shopping. Kind of a nice place to have in a smaller town.

Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we only stayed for an hour or so, but I think u need an afternoon to stroll the street , see the sights and take in the history, take lots of pictures. Interesting energy in the area. We stopped in at the Visitors Centre. Would...More

Thank rocketman000
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

After years of visiting Helena, we finally discovered Last Chance Gulch and all of its shops and walk-able mall. The pubs and restaurants off a variety of sustenance to enhance your experience.

Thank J W
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I have to encourage Helena visitors to park the car and stroll through downtown Helena. There are a variety of shops, breweries, wine bars, restaurants and mini-parks. Helena has one of Montana’s rare walking malls through several blocks of Downtown. It can be a bit...More

2  Thank SDB545
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Just looking to catch a glimpse of Helena's past. No better place for a stroll down Last Chance Gulch, the mining gulch, for a great collection of historical facts, and old shops. Don't miss the Parrot, it's only been there for 92 years. Great Candy...More

Thank Neva D
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Last Chance Gulch is Helena's downtown "Main Street." The Gulch was where the 1864 gold strike started. Nowadays the Gulch meanders where the creek bed used to be, and the Walking Mall as well as much of the rest has shops, restaurants, a former brothel...More

1  Thank Dick13cathy
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Don’t miss this street , based on the original 1864 mining claim. Lots of unique shops. Fine and casual dining , bars and services. Even a micro brewery and two wine bars!

Thank groupleader45212
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

pedestrianised old historic road has many interesting old building. also lots of sculptures evoking the past which really are delightful. shops small but a bit touristy

Thank Chrissie M
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Response from Dorian B | Reviewed this property |
Saturday would be more fun and more time to wounder around to see things.
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