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Downtown Helena is a unique Montana gem.

I have to encourage Helena visitors to park the car and stroll through downtown Helena. There are... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
SDB545
,
Helena, Montana
via mobile
Excellent shops, Placer hotel awesome, great for a stroll

Just looking to catch a glimpse of Helena's past. No better place for a stroll down Last Chance... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Neva D
,
Billings, Montana
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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.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

we walked around, saw quite a variety of shops and restaurants I enjoyed seeing the small tour train go by.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Seems to be one of the main shopping areas downtown. A large section is pedestrian only which is nice. Has some great historic buildings and statues depicting cowboys and gold miners. Just a mile from the capitol complex and a few blocks from the historical...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Lots of unique shops and restaurant for tourists and residents alike. All the shop keepers were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Interesting facts surrounding the last chance gulch. Probably more of a tourist trap now but lists of shops.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We love the pedestrian areas with nice shops, and this has a lot. It is the historic area where gold was first discovered in Montana in 1864. You can take a walking tour of the historically significant buildings and areas or you can just enjoy...More

Thank Kay M
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Saturday would be more fun and more time to wounder around to see things.
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