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Garnet Ghost Town State Park

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We went in the scary way. It's a one lane, rocky/gravel road with a TON of potholes that scales about 2000 feet up a mountain. We had to stop a few times to move rock from the... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went in the scary way. It's a one lane, rocky/gravel road with a TON of potholes that scales about 2000 feet up a mountain. We had to stop a few times to move rock from the road since our car had low clearance. The views were amazing that way, but I highly recommend you go in on highway 200... More 

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Rathdrum
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Although we approached Garnet from the I-90 side of life, and the road made us wonder, it was well worth the stop. We wished we had arrived a little earlier as the volunteer hosts were in the process of locking the doors. It was still an interesting visit and worth the stop. The BLM offers a free handout that provides... More 

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Butte, Montana
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

This ghost town is great. We came in from hwy 200 and the road in was a good gravel road. The town itself is well preserved, it is a newer Ghost town due to it's second boom in the 1930's. The town is in a state of arrested decay meaning it has been reroofed and streightened up but not made... More 

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Birmingham, United States
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

The ghost town was well maintained and what makes it exceptional is that it was lived in until the 1940's so most of the buildings are still in decent shape. From the saloon, to the inn, to the homes - what an interesting place to visit. The setting is great and very pretty and the drive up is also great.... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

I've visited dozens of Ghost Towns, I consider this one of the best. Taken care of but not made to look new.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

We were driving on the I-90 from Bozeman to Spokane, when we decided to take the exit 138 to see the ghost town with our kids... We didn't know that the road (about 10 miles announced) would become such a nightmare with our rental Suburban. After about 5 difficult miles, things got even worse when we chose the wrong way... More 

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Wyoming, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Garnet Ghost Town is a hard to find place with a one lane track up a high mountain but well worth the effort. I just wish we had more time to spend there. A good half of it was accessible for my husband who has limited mobility and if we had time, one of the docents offered to drive him... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

My wife and I pulled off I-90 at exit 138 and followed the BLM sign in the direction of Garnet. After about 5 miles on this blacktop road, we turned left at a BLM sign stating "10 miles" to Garnet on a gravel road. About 7 miles on that road we encountered another BLM sign at a "fork in the... More 

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5 Thank EwanderingMan
Gold Bar, Washington
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Visited Garnett Ghost Town today. The drive up was beautiful, lots of trees and mountains as well as historic points. The town itself is kept well and the staff are wonderful. We went through all the buildings and they even let you touch the artifacts! We even found one of the resident ghosts on the second floor of the hotel.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. There are great volunteers that helped teach us a little bit of history , and even found a few shadows (attached below) that my sister and I took while looking through all of the houses . We did not realize until after looking through the photos that this place is one of the... More 

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