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Bozeman Montana

Just 45 miles north of Big Sky, Bozeman MT is home to MSU, offers easy access to the great outdoors, and hosts a number of cultural and community events year-round.

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  • Bozeman and Big Sky are only 45 miles apart, roughly an hour’s drive.
  • Summer activities include fly fishing, hiking, camping, climbing, canoeing, and kayaking.
  • Winter months attract those seeking Montana's legendary powder snow.
  • Right in town, you can enjoy museums, historic walking tours, arts and cultural events.

Why should I visit Bozeman Montana?

With its eclectic mix of professors, artists, ranchers, and sporting enthusiasts, the large Montana town of Bozeman is the ideal place to reside and recreate. The Bridger, Gallatin, and Tobacco Root Mountains surround Bozeman and provide some of the world's best fly fishing, skiing, hiking and biking. Outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world come to vacation here.

Where is Bozeman?

Sitting in the heart of southwestern Montana’s Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is easily accessed from Big Sky by driving north on US 191 for 45 miles. The drive usually takes about 1.25 hours.

What sort of Services and Amenities does Bozeman offer?

Bozeman truly has it all. With a population of approximately 30,000, and its close proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman is equipped to handle the many visitors that flock to the region each year.

There is a wide variety of lodging choices and many places to enjoy a meal or find dining experience. As home to Montana State University, the community also has a wide selection of entertainment choices, including world-class museums, theaters, and arts and cultural opportunities.

Bozeman has a modern hospital, medical facilities, service stations, banks, galleries and shopping.

What can I see and do in Bozeman?

Fly Fishing
Enjoy one of the most popular activities around on the Gallatin, Madison, Jefferson, or Big Hole Rivers.

Hiking
Start out with a hike up the M Trail for great views overlooking town. For something a little more scenic head out to Hyalite or Beartrap Canyons.

Skiing
Nearby Bridger Bowl offers fantastic skiing for half the price of other nearby ski resorts. Enjoy great terrain on a budget.

Historic Main Street
Historic Main Street is the nucleus of the community and also the original Bozeman Trail. Take a Historic Walking Tour to familiarize yourself with buildings dating from every significant period of local history. Roughly 700 listings on the National Register of Historic Places can be found within Bozeman's well-preserved core.

American Compuseum
This unique museum traces the history of computing technologies from the abacus to the Apple.

Gallatin County Pioneer Museum
Located in the old county jail, which was in use until 1982; this museum features county history, focusing in part on law enforcement, the area's military history, and local daily life of the past.

The Museum of the Rockies
This first-class museum explains the history, geology, wildlife, and people of the Rocky Mountains all the way back to the Big Bang.

Lewis and Clark Caverns
This unique underground state park is located just west of Bozeman.

Yellowstone National Park
Bozeman is considered the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Travel east on US 191 to Livingston and then south to the Northern Park Entrance.

Hot Springs
Take your pick from the local Bozeman Hot Springs to Norris Hot Springs to Chico Hot Springs. All offer a unique opportunity for soaking.

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