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.
Things To Do Nearby
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
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.
MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES
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.
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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
WORLD CLASS SKI RESORTS
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.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
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
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.