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35 Tiny Towns That Attract Hordes of Tourists Every Year

Bob Vila Logo By Michelle Ullman of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 35: Want a taste of life in a 1860s gold rush town? Then consider taking a trip to Virginia City, Montana. This ghost town is an open-air living history museum and National Historic Landmark that offers gold panning lessons, the longest-running summer live theater company in the western United States, ghost tours, and authentic Wild West-era saloons, bawdy houses (family-friendly, of course!), and other entertainments.Related: 25 Tiny Towns to Visit for a Glimpse at How We Used to Live

Virginia City, Montana (Population 190)

Want a taste of life in a 1860s gold rush town? Then consider taking a trip to Virginia City, Montana. This ghost town is an open-air living history museum and National Historic Landmark that offers gold panning lessons, the longest-running summer live theater company in the western United States, ghost tours, and authentic Wild West-era saloons, bawdy houses (family-friendly, of course!), and other entertainments.

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