Last Chance Gulch Mall

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by melissa_bel on January 9, 2005

Helena's main street is located where the Last Chance Creek stood. This is where the "Four Georgians" (John Cowan, Daniel Jackson Miller, John Crab, and Reginald, or Robert, Stanley) found gold in 1864. The claim was staked and named "Last Chance Gulch." The group worked there until 1867 and then went back East after becoming rich.

Nowadays, North Last Chance Gulch is a pedestrian mall filled with historical buildings, saloons, restaurants, shops, coffee houses, etc. Along the mall, you will find many works of art representing the heritage of Helena: cowboys, trains, mining, the press (Helena owes it to having won the capital title)... a very enjoyable walk indeed!

See more info about what's going on downtown at

Last Chance Gulch Mall
Gulch Street
Helena, Montana

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