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Government and Education


721 Bannack Road
Dillon, MT 59725

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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!

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104 N. Pacific St.
Dillon, MT 59725

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.


20 Swenson Way
Dillon, MT 59725

Beaverhead Lodge is locally, family owned and operated. We just went through a complete remodel of our rooms. We strive to make you feel at home when you are staying with us. We offer a full Buffet hot breakfast in the morning for all our guests. Guests at Beaverhead Lodge can enjoy a hot buffet breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:00 am daily, free WiFi, and clean and comfortable rooms. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Dillon, like hiking, cycling, and fishing. Front desk check-in is available from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. For information on accessibility features, please call the hotel at (406) 683-5555. Thank you!  Heidi Johnson (Manager).

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14 N. Cottom St.
Dillon, MT 59725

Dillon Elementary School District #10 campus includes Parkview Elementary School, Greg Fitzgerald Principal and Dillon Middle School-Joel Rogers Principal, as well as the Gifted and Talented program.  Superintendent, Randy Shipman invites to you look at our schools and curriculum and see the difference we are making in our students' lives.

Dillon, MT 59725

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The Montana Center for Horsemanship (MCH), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the first and only education center in the U.S. devoted exclusively to Natural Horsemanship, a philosophy and approach, based on understanding horse behavior and the horse's natural instincts.  Its focus is on working with the horse to build a foundation of mutual trust and respect, enabling the horse to act and respond with willingness and a desire to be a partner.  Natural Horsemanship or the La Cense Method of NH, developed more than two decades ago by a team of equine professionals, academics and researchers, under the leadership of William Kriegel, co-founder of MCH, bridges the gap between natural and conventional learning and training methods. Through a unique partnership between the Montana Center for Horsemanship and the University of Montana Western, professional and amateur horsemen and horsewomen, as well as educators, scientists, and researchers—are brought together to improve and expand horsemanship in the broadest sense.

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710 S. Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725

The University of Montana Western Foundation exists to inspire generosity and connect donors with their passions in order to promote access and excellence in higher education at The University of Montana Western.


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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!


420 Barrett St.
Dillon, MT 59725

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The largest of the national forests in Montana, the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge 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-Deer Lodge has it all.

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