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Located in the heart of the Gallatin Valley, a rich farmland of scenic grandeur in mountainous southwest Montana with an elevation of 4800 feet.

Bozeman is nestled in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains in beautiful southwestern Montana. This one-time cow town offers the whimsical charm of days gone by with all the cultural accoutrements of the big city including the opera, symphony and ballet. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is truly a remarkable community. The Bozeman area at large encompasses over 70,000 people with backgrounds and cultures as diverse as the Montana landscape. From cattle ranchers to high tech engineers, the area is home to a breed of people who have come to appreciate an unmatched quality of life. While retaining a small town feel, Bozeman prides itself on offering community activities and programs typically available only in larger, metropolitan areas. Combine the wide array of resources with an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities and it's easy to understand why Bozeman ranks as one of the nation's most livable cities.

Bozeman is surrounded by four mountain ranges, thousands of acres of the Gallatin National Forest and hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout streams, so the recreation opportunities are virtually endless. Hiking, biking, fly fishing, and rafting.

Downtown Bozeman has been an important and historic gateway to the West for more than 100 years. Downtown merchants outfitted explorers, miners, ranchers and the army with supplies to sustain them. Today, downtown features with rows of turn-of-the-century buildings. With more than 100 shops and restaurants lining this beautiful and historic retailing corridor, a stroll down Historic Main Street is a reminder of shopping in the grand old tradition.

Art and culture is alive and well in Bozeman. It is home to many museums, talented artists and excellent galleries. You can find opera, theatre, symphony and ballet, as well as rodeo, the Sweet Pea Festival, the Montana Winter Fair and the Gallatin County Fair. Those same features make Bozeman attractive to tourists, meeting planners, travel writers and tour operators. In addition to the numerous attractions in Bozeman, there are literally hundreds of sights within a short drive, including Yellowstone National Park, that lure visitors from around the world.

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A region once rumored to be "the place where hell bubbles up." Geothermal wonders, such as Old Faithful, are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes. These spectacular features bemused and befuddled the park's earliest visitors, and helped lead to the creation of the world's first national park.


Home to the largest collection of dinosaur fossils from the United States. The museum features a planetarium, paleontology, ethnology, and displays of dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs unearthed in Montana, Plains Indian artifacts, pioneer exhibits and Western art exhibits.


Home of the "Bobcats"-has over 12,000 full and part-time students and is the largest employer in Gallatin County. It is routinely listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's "best buys" for undergraduate education and ranks among the leaders in the number of Goldwater scholarship recipients.


The mountains in around Yellowstone National Park get plenty of snow-making our region a spectacular skiing destination. Three world-class ski areas are located near Bozeman (within 45 miles): Big Sky, Moonlight Basin and Bridger Bowl. Each has its own appeal.


One of the most enjoyable ways to experience our winter paradise here in Southwestern Montana. Cross country skiers can enjoy groomed trails at local ski centers, easy-access trails right from town, and countless miles of solitude in the surrounding public lands-including the wonders of Yellowstone National Park!


The potential for hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, climbing, biking, skiing, or floating in Big Sky country is endless, and each adventure is an introduction to another exciting area to explore.


The Bozeman area is filled with cool, sparkling streams, rivers and lakes that come down from the mountains above. The waters are filled with rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and cutthroat trout. In fact, the Montana Rivers Information System has reported that some parts of the Gallatin River near Bozeman have over 400 rainbow trout per 1,000 feet of stream.


Bozeman is home to six beautiful and challenging golf courses. Play in the shadow of the majestic Rocky Mountains! Four courses are public and two are private courses. You'll find the best of golf and the best of Montana.