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Last Chance Tour Train and Trolley | Helena, MT

Last Chance Tours | By lastchancetours
225 Roberts St, Helena, MT 59620
2.3k 712

How Much

Free

Who

All ages

When

Check the description for time information.

Contact Info

406.442.1023 Visit Website

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Tour Sightseeing

Description

Welcome to Last Chance Tours of Helena, Montana, home of the Last Chance Tour Trains and Trolley. We offer historic tours of Helena aboard open-air tour trains and our climate controlled trolley. See the opulent mansion district, marvel at the Cathedral of St. Helena, and roll by our governor's homes. Cruise by a restored miners' village, enjoy the unique architecture along Last Chance Gulch, and catch a glimpse of the Old Fire Tower. It's the fun way to see beautiful and historic Helena!

We also offer step-on guide service, guided day and half day tours, Montana T-shirts, and other selective souvenirs. We cater to individuals, group tours, and school groups, including shuttle service for special occasions. We can also arrange group food services for a Montana style lunch or dinner.

In July and August, please plan to purchase tickets and board the train 30 minutes prior to your desired tour time.

Marvel at the Cathedral of St. Helena with its dramatic 230 foot spires (about 20 stories). Cruise by Reeder's Alley, a charming restored miners' village from gold rush days. See the authentic Pioneer Cabin built in 1864, one of the last remaining structures that represents Helena's early history.

Catch a glimpse of The Old Fire Tower. Built in 1876, it's one of the few remaining fire towers you'll see in the United States. Enjoy the unique downtown architecture along Last Chance Gulch including buildings embellished with giant lizards, thumbprints and gargoyles.

View the Greek Renaissance architecture of Montana's impressive State Capitol. Constructed of native Columbus sandstone and crowned with a massive copper dome, the cornerstone was laid in 1899, with construction of this impressive structure being completed and dedicated in 1902.

See the opulent mansion district, featuring the dream homes of Helena's mining millionaires. Roll right by our Governor's homes, old and new. You'll see the Victorian beauty that served as the home of Montana's governors from 1913 to 1959, as well as the newer home that's the current chief executive's abode.

Traditional Train: 40 passengers
No. 5: 55 passengers
In July and August, plan to purchase tickets and board the train 30 minutes prior to your desired tour time.

The Tour Train departs from the Montana Historical Society which is just east of the Capitol Building at the corner of 6th and Roberts. View map.

May 15 - May 31
Group Charter Tours by arrangement

June 1 - June 14
Departure Times: 11:00am, 3:00pm

June 15 - June 30
Departure Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
(Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure time)

July and August
Departure Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm
(Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure time)

September 1 - September 15
Departure Times: 11:00am, 3:00pm



Our fully enclosed, climate-controlled trolley can be chartered for your group to enjoy an historic tour of Helena. The trolley can follow the same route as the Last Chance Tour Train during the summer, or it can be used for your special tour. Charter price is $7.00/per with a minimum charge of $150.00 for an historic tour, or $120/hour using your tour guide. The trolley is equipped with a quality sound system including CD player.

The fully enclosed, climate-controlled trolley may be used for your personal group shuttle service including driver for $75/hour. In the past the trolley has been used for, but not restricted to: