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Virginia City, MT
Travel Guide

Virginia City which includes forest scenes, heritage architecture and a small town or village

See a town that has stood still since 1863 and explore its heritage streets, complete with period shop fronts, historical monuments and intriguing museums.

Virginia City is a ghost town that is still very much alive. Designated a National Historic Landmark District, the small town is brimming with heritage artifacts and preserved architecture. Ride the historic train, try your luck panning for gold, get involved in exciting live theater shows and spend the night amid the atmosphere at a period hotel.

Stroll through the old-fashioned streets of Virginia City and experience life as it was in the Old West during the late 19th-century gold mining boom. This boomtown was at its peak in the 1860s, when it was home to great wealth and little law enforcement. See some of the town’s colorful stories come to life with a performance by the Virginia City Players in the historic old theater. Head to the Gilbert Brewery to enjoy locally brewed beer and a live cabaret show.

The little ones will love the River of Gold mining exhibit, where they can learn about the history of the gold rush in this area and try their luck at panning for the precious metal. Jump on board the Alder Gulch Shortline to visit the neighboring town of Nevada City, situated 25 minutes away on the scenic open-top train. In Nevada City, you can check out a fascinating historical museum and music hall. The scenery in between the two towns is stunning and you can see where the gold rush began nearby pretty Alder Creek, one of the richest gold strike regions in the Rocky Mountains.

Stay overnight in historic lodgings complete with period furnishings and beautiful antiques. Shop for interesting souvenirs and keepsakes on the town’s shopping strip or buy treats at old-fashioned confectionary shops. You can dine at a selection of local restaurants or pack a picnic to enjoy a meal with a view from Boot Hill, the old cemetery and park overlooking the town and surrounding area.

Virginia City and Nevada City are located in south central Montana. The nearest airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, located 69 miles (111 kilometers) away. The region is best visited during the warmer months, as some attractions and hotels close during the winter period.

Just An Experience Bed and Breakfast
Just An Experience Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
1570 MT-287, Virginia City, MT
The price is ¥12,674 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from Madison Valley History Museum and 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from Ruby Valley Ditch. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)
"Everything was wonderful."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Just An Experience Bed and Breakfast
Nevada City Hotel
Nevada City Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1578 US Highway 287, Virginia City, MT
The price is ¥19,287 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Situated in Virginia City, this hotel is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from Madison Valley History Museum and 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from Ruby Valley Ditch. Wildlife Museum of ...
4/5Very Good! (109 reviews)
"Stayed in a rustc cabin with sod and cactus roof, and beautiful inside."

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Nevada City Hotel
Fairweather Inn
Fairweather Inn
2 out of 5
307 West Wallace Street, Virginia City, MT
The price is ¥15,980 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Situated in Virginia City, this hotel is 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Madison Valley History Museum and 11.8 mi (19 km) from Ruby Valley Ditch. Wildlife Museum of the ...
4.2/5Excellent! (47 reviews)
"Very quaint old hotel. Room was clean and second floor balcony was pleasant in the evening."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Fairweather Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beautiful Hand Built Log Cabin With Private Fishing
Beautiful Hand Built Log Cabin With Private Fishing
Silver Star, MT
The price is ¥13,776 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Jefferson River and within 12 mi (20 km) of Big Hole River and Madison County Fairgrounds. Star ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Awesome cabin !
"Overall a very enjoyable experience! Just outside of town for convenience but secluded enough for privacy and peace and quiet. Love the wood stove ! Definitely recommend!"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Beautiful Hand Built Log Cabin With Private Fishing
3 Bar M Ranch - New Cabin Near Ennis!
3 Bar M Ranch - New Cabin Near Ennis!
Ennis, MT
Situated in Ennis, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Madison River and Madison River. Depot Gallery and Wildlife Museum of the West are also within ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Beautiful, Clean, Great Communication
"Extremely easy transaction and an outstanding property. The home was sparkling clean, plenty of space for our team. Honestly couldn't have been better. We would highly recommend and hope to return to this rental."

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

3 Bar M Ranch - New Cabin Near Ennis!
A fun Little House in the Heart of Twin Bridges, Montana
A fun Little House in the Heart of Twin Bridges, Montana
Twin Bridges, MT
Situated in Twin Bridges, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Madison County Fairgrounds, Jefferson River, and Big Hole River. Ruby Valley is 8.8 mi ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Modern conveniences with touches of rustic charm
"Everything about the stay at this property was easy, the owners were very responsive. It's beautifully appointed and inviting. Loved the timber frame look inside, the shower was a bit of heaven. Exceptionally clean and organized. Neighbors were quiet at night. Wish the town took covid precautions ..."

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2021

A fun Little House in the Heart of Twin Bridges, Montana
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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