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One of the great ghost towns of the Old West

We love ghost towns. We love to research them, find them and explore them. Most of them are located... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Historic Town!

Virginia City is a fun little town with lots of history. Walking around Main Street, enjoying the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Bozeman, Montana
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We love ghost towns. We love to research them, find them and explore them. Most of them are located in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Utah, where gold and silver were discovered in the 1800s. Unfortunately, many of them have disappeared or are no more than...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Virginia City is a fun little town with lots of history. Walking around Main Street, enjoying the shops, and participating in the activities was a blast! We really enjoyed learning about the history of the area and stopping at the Saloon for a beer. You...More

Thank creeklaying
Reviewed 19 August 2018

OK, it's a bit of a tourist trap. But there's a lot of history, a great "old west" ambiance, and, ultimately, it's really fun.

Thank tim_b_toolman
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is one of the largest historic distric in US. An intact village with lots to see to learn about the birth of Montana and gold mining in the west,You wont be disappointed. Children to the eldery serm to enjoy it all. The food is...More

1  Thank Travel333333A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I have been here many times, and will always visit when I can. My Uncle used to live 20 miles away in Sheridan and I would always drive down and visit. Many historical buildings to see and some you actually go in and can eat,...More

1  Thank Cody M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We loved this old town! Rode the 1941 fire truck for a 35 minute tour. It was interesting, but very hard to hear the driver and he didn't care, just went through his well rehearsed tour. We walked through several museums, with amazing & authentic...More

2  Thank HappyGirlAdventurer
Reviewed 9 August 2018

So Awesome we loved it and intend to go back for our 35 anniversary! We had our kids and grandkids, but would like to visit when we are not chacing down rug rats.

Thank Zerry G
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Virginia City was really neat the drive up there was beautiful I could’ve stayed all day we went up there for the afternoon to eat and walk around downtown very cool very cool worth it

Thank Stylars
Reviewed 5 August 2018

My husband I were travelling alone, and since we love history, we decided to stop here for a visit. We parked near the train station and went in for a quick look around. They had self-guided tour maps here (that I did not notice in...More

Thank Tamara H
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We have visited twice and enjoyed ourselves both times. The boardwalk is even suitable for a small child and or stroller. Interesting shops, places to snack and historical places make it fun! Make sure you have time to spend an afternoon taking your time and...More

Thank Rayna M
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Gabriela P
12 July 2018|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
Also dogs can go on the train.
Gabriela P
12 July 2018|
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Response from MTHeritageCommission | Property representative |
Virginia City and Nevada City are both dog friendly. Most of the businesses are open from 10-5 Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day. Nevada City is only open to the public from Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day.
2 October 2016|
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Response from lenorev867 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are quite a bit of things that close down during the fall and winter months. However, you can still do a walkthrough and go to the library/courthouse to review the history and records. Dr. Levineus Daems was the... More