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What a great ghost town

Over Labor Day weekend I visited several of Montana's ghost towns and Garnet was one of my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake Stevens, Washington
Garnet ghost town

Everyone time we go to Montana we try and go to a ghost town. Garnet was the latest one we went to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathy B
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I will preface this by saying I am a flatlander. I didn't grow up around mountains and am not very comfortable with them. The website description of the road leading to the ghost town greatly underemphasizes the peril of getting up there. The ten mile...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over Labor Day weekend I visited several of Montana's ghost towns and Garnet was one of my favorites. There are so many well preserved buildings. I especially liked the old saloon and the store next door. The store had some really cool items like old...More

1  Thank traveling_with_kathy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone time we go to Montana we try and go to a ghost town. Garnet was the latest one we went to. Would recommend it. We even seen a bear on the way to Garnet.

1  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time in years. The Garnet Preservation Society has done a fantastic job restoring buildings while retaining the feel of the time period. Generous artifact donations illustrate period furniture in the buildings. The Wells hotel, Kelly's Saloon and the General Store contain...More

Thank WanderLust406
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all enjoyed the ranger provided scavenger hunt among the many abandoned buildings (all safe to enter and explore) and a true highlight was taking home gold panning supplies and finding several bits of gold when we finished the panning.

Thank Dougogreen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to drive up here and spend the afternoon wondering around the old town. My kids love to pretend we are living back in the old days as they visit the buildings and look inside. The setting is very beautiful and if you go...More

1  Thank gotraveltheworld2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

August evening: we have decide to visit this attraction as was describe as very interesting . Arrive there in order to visit the village of Greenough ( a town that doesn’t exist) we discover that the navigation system bring you at Paws Up Resort (...More

1  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Extremely interesting, and the woman in the gift shop was very informative about the history of Garnet. Great care has been taken in preserving what's left here. Definitely was worth the drive from Missoula to see this.

Thank parodyf
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We toured this town as part of a bike tour. I would not normally have chosen to visit BUT it was worth it to see how life was around the gold rush time frame and after. This reveals some true "hard living" that our ancestors...More

1  Thank Douglas P
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Shockingly well preserved. Fascinating history. Well worth a 1/2 day visit! Locals will tell you it’s genuinely haunted... lights (where there are none) go on and old-time music can be heard from saloon. Fun story.

Thank Donna V
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Diane L
27 May 2017|
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Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but for sure on a leash! Its way up in back country and there can be wildlife.
Philip S
14 August 2016|
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Response from CJHM2015 | Reviewed this property |
The hours are: 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday
Monique F
24 May 2016|
Response from MadeinMT64 | Reviewed this property |
It is on the way to Seeley......near Paws Up. Can't miss. It is well marked. Enjoyable trip