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Dillon was established in 1880 by a group of businessmen who bought out a rancher who refused to give up his land to the railroad. Named for the president of Union Pacific Railroad, Dillon is today a focal point for five rich stock-raising valleys, including Big Hole, Grasshopper and Beaverhead. Beaverhead County is among the top cattle- and hay-producing regions in the state.
West of Dillon is Bannack State Park, on the site of a former mining town. In 1863 Sidney Edgerton, a lawyer from Ohio, arrived in the vicinity and stayed throughout the winter season. When he visited Washington, D.C., in the spring, he advocated the creation of a new territory; President Abraham Lincoln named Edgerton governor and Bannack the temporary capital. The following year the territory's seat was moved to the boomtown of Virginia City.
Fishing is a popular recreational pursuit in the area. Some of Montana's higher mountains can be seen from scenic I-15, which follows the Beaverhead and Red Rock rivers to the Idaho border.

Visitor Info
Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce 10 W. Reeder St. DILLON, MT 59725. Phone:(406)683-5511

Self-guiding tours
A brochure outlining a walking tour of historic Dillon is available from the chamber of commerce and the Beaverhead County Museum.

Things to See
Bannack State Park
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Top Hotels
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Best Western Paradise Inn
650 N Montana St. Dillon, MT 59725
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Comfort Inn of Dillon
450 N Interchange. Dillon, MT 59725
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FairBridge Inn Express
580 Sinclair St. Dillon, MT 59725
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Super 8 Dillon
550 N Montana St. Dillon, MT 59725
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