Last Chance Tour Train

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Tour trains have roamed the streets of Helena since 1954, providing visitors with fun, friendly tours of the city for over 60 years. 

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. These one-of-a-kind tours bring visitors to all the unique and poignant sites in and around Helena and allow them to:

  • 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 is the current chief executive’s abode.

It’s the fun way to see beautiful and historic Helena! We offer services for individuals, group tours, and school groups.


Contact Information

Jamie Harris
Reservations and Information:

225 Roberts Street, Helena, Montana 59601, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    June 1st - 14th Tours Depart at 11am & 3pm June 15th - June 30th Tours Depart at 11am, 1pm & 3pm July 1st - August 31st Tours Depart at 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5:30pm September 1st - September 15th Tours Depart at 11am & 3pm
  • Seasons Open

    May 1st - May 31st, School Groups Only by appointment. June 1st - Sept 15th Open to the Public
  • Prices and Fees

    $9 - $11
  • Accessibility

    Wheelchair accessible. Parking available within one block. RV parking within two blocks.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    The business is a non-profit, educational organization locally operated since 1954.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Pet Friendly with early boarding