Bozeman Travel Guide

Bozeman, Montana can be described as the ‘outdoor all-American city’. Bozeman lies just ninety miles north of one of the most beautiful parks in the world, Yellowstone National Park. The city is blessed with thermal hot springs, picturesque tree-lined streets, neat houses and pleasant neighborhoods - not to mention the fact that Yogi Bear lives in Yellowstone. Bozeman offers fantastic opportunities for skiers and snowboarders, mountain climbers, campers and those who enjoy fly fishing and those who aspire to be friends with Mother Nature.

Besides being an outdoors paradise, the city is overflowing with smart-looking storefronts, especially along the active Main Street. Visitors will also find fashionable eateries, quaint cafes as well as an explosive nightlife. On Thursday nights, some of the streets in the downtown area are blocked off for free live music concerts and this is the perfect gathering spot for locals and visitors. Hollywood celebrities have made this up-and-coming trendy town even more hip with their presence. It won’t be too long before Paris Hilton is quoted saying that Bozeman is ‘sexy’ or ‘hot’.

Situated south of the downtown area is Montana State University. The school actually peters out into a beautiful wilderness and the rugged mountains give the school a dramatic backdrop. The Museum of the Rockies is located in the same area and houses some of the most impressive dinosaur finds as well as an excellent collection of Western landscape paintings. Other noteworthy attractions include the Children’s Museum of Bozeman, the Montana Arboretum and Gardens and the Pioneer Museum of Bozeman.


The American Computer Museum: houses several exhibits that depict a timeline that runs from ancient Egypt through to the rise of modern computer technology.

Bridger Canyon: is definitely a spot for adventure seekers as the beautiful canyon offers great opportunities for climbing, hiking and exploring.

Cattle Drives: is a chance for city slickers to trail cattle from pasture to pasture over several days while they live like true cowboys.

Downtown Bozeman: is home of Montana State College and is a vibrant youthful area that is filled with trendy clubs, cafes and bookstores as well as the annual Bozeman Street Party.

Farmers Market: is a lively and colorful market that sells produce, wares by local artists and craftsmen and is a great place to find the perfect souvenir.

Fly Fishing: is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike and some of the best fly fishing spots can be found at Yellowstone, Madison and Missouri rivers.

Paradise Valley: is an excellent spot for camping, mountain climbing and hiking as the valley extends from Yellowstone to historic Livingston.

The Pioneer Museum: is packed with letters, documents and artifacts designed to keep the citizens of Gallatin Valley and travelers in touch with the area’s colorful history.

Yellowstone National Park: is one of the largest national parks in America with over 2.2 million acres and is a popular destination for natural lovers, campers and family vacationers.