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Last Chance Tours

#1 of 5 Tours in Helena
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 225 N Roberts St, Helena, MT 59601-4514
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+1 406-442-1023
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This is a one hour tour of Helena including the history of Helena and Last...

This is a one hour tour of Helena including the history of Helena and Last Chance Gulch. You will see the Capital Complex, the historic homes on Helena's West Side and the early day mining district. The trains depart just outside the Montana Historical Museum, which is located on the East side of the Capitol Building.

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Our driver/guide Boots' colorful and informative dialogue helped make this a great way to learn about Helena's historical figures and their exploits. The tour wound through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Greater Cincinnati
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Greater Cincinnati
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Our driver/guide Boots' colorful and informative dialogue helped make this a great way to learn about Helena's historical figures and their exploits. The tour wound through several charming neighborhood we would not have otherwise seen. Riding in open air covered "rail wagons" gave us unencumbered views of all the sites we passed. Since we toured on a somewhat chilly day,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Thought this might be a little expensive, and maybe even a little hokey, but enjoyed every minute of it. The driver was very entertaining in his descriptions of Helena landmarks and areas of town. It was a great way to learn some quick history. Took about an hour. My kids enjoyed it as well.

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Thank Brian N
Helena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Riding the tour train might seem hokey for teenagers but once they get on it and see some of the sights they will enjoy themselves. It's a great way to see Helena's history while relaxing and letting someone else drive. Certainly worth doing!!

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Thank Barbara K
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Last Chance tour is a great way to see the city and our guide was very knowledgeable. She pointed out several places that we later visited.

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Thank Maxine S
Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is a great way to get a bit of history about the capital city and Montana. The guides' stories and historical facts are entertaining. The train leisurely winds through the city pointing out notable landmarks and their backgrounds. The train boards and unloads at a museum which can be another adventure.

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Thank fourOsix
Helena, Montana
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very interesting tour around old Helena. I would love to go on the Ghost Tour! I love history and this town is very historic

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Thank 1BigSkyWriter
Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Fun way to spend a couple of hours in Helena MT. Inexpensive. The tour guide gives verbal narrative the whole ride through. Fun light history of this original Mining camp that is now the Capitol. Arrive 30 minutes early and the tour lasts 1 hour.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I'll admit it, I was disappointed when my family said we'd be taking a train ride only to find out it was a train on wheels (for street). I also thought this was another dumb idea that my parents had put together for our vacation, since it seemed like a barely exciting thing. I'm happy to say I was wrong.... More 

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Helena, Montana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Tour guides are well versed in the history of Helena's mining days and how people lived! Ghost tours are available during Halloween, which can be very freaky! Stories of ladies of the night are shared while pointing out spots like the hanging tree on the tours.

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A great ride through downtown Helena. It was great to get history about attractions before we visited then on our own. Driver was very knowledgable about the history and added extra flair when he could.

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