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Garnet Ghost Town

. Description:  "Montana's best-preserved ghost town" was never built to last. Garnet, Montana began as a humble gold-mining camp deep within the Garnet Range, but by January 1898 the town had boomed to 1,000 residents, a school with 40 students and a healthy variety of businesses, including a candy and cigar shop, a Chinese laundry,
and thirteen saloons. During the winter, two historic miner's cabins are available for rent through a wintertrail system for snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers
(text courtesy of Garnet Preservation Association)
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How to find: 
Address:
Missoula, MT
because there is no "there" there, here are directions:
follow Highway 200E, turn south on the gravel Garnet Range Road at the sign between mile markers 21 and 22.
   Garnet is 11 miles down the Garnet Range Road, approximately 40 miles east of Missoula.


Parent Organization:
Missoula Field Office, Bureau of Land Management
Contacts
Phone BLM:406 329-3914
Phone GPA: 406 329-3883

e-mail:  mailto:garnetghosttown@yahoo.com

BLM Western Montana
http://www.mt.blm.gov/mifo/garnetghosttown.html

Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Visitor Center late May-Sep 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5
Visitor Center Winter (limited weekend hours) 11 - 3 11 - 3
Season   wheeled vehicles allowed on the road May 1- Jan 1
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of AUG 2007      $3 (16+)    
Special Fees:
Additional Group Info: guided tours $2 per adult, schools $1 per student
Special Tours & Pricing: 
Guided tours on weekends 1:00 and 3:00, $2 per adult
Reservation Contact:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Preserved but not restored.  Garnet is a Ghost town where the deterioration of the buildings is fought, but they are not restored to usable condition. Some are open to enter.  A Visitor Center  tells about the town and provides information on walking tours of the buildings. Wheeled vehicles are prohibited winter months, but snowmobiles and skiers can reach the site
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period  1898 Type of Site Ghost town
Buildings: 30 abandoned buildings, visitor center
Interpreters: Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
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towns:  20 mi  Greenough
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Missoula International  Airport
Montana Committee for the Humanities  History Related Organization
Montana Natural History Center Museum
Northern Rockies Heritage Center Museum
Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History Museum
Museum of Fine Arts U MT Museum
Art Museum of Missoula Museum
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula Museum
Museum of Mountain Flying Specialty Museum
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Hotel/Motel Click Here For Bookings in Missoula
     
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Montana Tourism    www.visitmt.com
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Last Update: 01/09/2010

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