Government and Education

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Bannack State Park


721 Bannack Road
Dillon, MT 59725

Bannack is one of the country's best preserved Ghost Towns! Come and step back in time to experience the Old West first hand. Bannack, Montana's first territorial capital. The state park, established in 1954, boasts over 100 historical buildings and structures. Bannack was the place where gold was first discovered in 1862. As with other state parks, there are fees for admission and camping is available. Visitors park at the Visitor Center and walk the quiet, dusty streets and deserted buildings. Discover what the old west was really Bannack State Park!

Beaverhead County High School


104 N. Pacific St.
Dillon, MT 59725

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We are the Dillon Beavers!  BCHS is the Beaverhead County high school located in Dillon Montana. Our staff and students are proud of the fact that Beaverhead County High School has received, in the past, the MBI "Exemplar School" award and achieving "Platinum Status" as a part of our MBI Program. Beaverhead County High was the first high school in the state of Montana to achieve “Platinum Status", which is a reflection of the positive and respectful atmosphere we have worked hard to create and maintain. Although, the MBI Program through the Office of Public Instruction no longer exists, Beaverhead County High School has transitioned their MBI program to the MTSS (Multi-Tied Systems of Support) model now endorsed by the OPI. In addition, BCHS has achieved regular accreditation status by the Montana Office of Public Instruction as well as being approved for a much more stringent accreditation process from the AdvancED organization which was formerly the Northwest Regional Accreditation organization.

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The University of Montana Western


710 S. Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725

Experience One engages students and faculty in actively exploring the knowledge, purposes, and practices in every field of study.

Experiential learning opportunities make up the heart of Experience One, or X1 for short.

Here’s how it works. You take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days before moving on to the next. Taking four courses or “blocks” during the semester, you’ll earn the same amount of credit as under traditional multiple class systems. Watch our quick video about Experience One below to learn more!

USDA/U.S. Forest Service/Dillon Ranger District


420 Barrett St.
Dillon, MT 59725

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The largest of the national forests in Montana, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge covers 3.35 million acres and lies in eight Southwest Montana counties: Granite, Powell, Jefferson, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Madison, Gallatin and Beaverhead.

The forest provides timber, minerals, and grazing lands. It also offers breath-taking scenery for a wide variety of recreational pursuits. Whether it's wilderness trekking in the Anaconda-Pintler or Lee Metcalf wildernesses, driving the Gravelly Range Road or Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway, or camping in one of the 50 small to medium-sized campgrounds in the forest, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge has it all.