Bozeman is the fifth largest city in Montana, though it's not exactly big,
as only some 28,000 people call it home. These lucky residents are proud of
their "All American City," and they enjoy an enviable standard of living. In
this Rocky Mountain college town, there's enough in the way of culture to keep
you busy for days on end, and the outdoor recreational possibilities that abound
in the region might have you looking to extend your trip. A relatively moderate
climate helps to make a Bozeman vacation ideal regardless of the time of year,
so plan your getaway today, and come see why this part of the state is the fastest-growing.
Bozeman Montana is the county seat for Gallatin County, which can be found
in the southwestern part of the state. Here, the stunning mountain vistas inspire
plenty of sightseeing, and since Yellowstone
National Park is so close by, the outdoors will always be calling. The Gallatin
National Forest begins just ten miles outside of the city, and some of the highest
mountains in the state are within easy reach of Bozeman as well. Lone Mountain,
which tops out at 11,166 feet above sea level, is one of the more notable area
peaks, and it looms large over the Big Sky resort. You can get to Big
Sky in less than an hour when enjoying a Bozeman vacation, and if you like
to ski or snowboard, it's among the premier resorts
in the land. During the summer in Big Sky, hiking,
fishing, and wildlife
viewing are among the top pursuits. Back in Bozeman, museums, art galleries,
unique shops, and some tantalizing restaurants await you. When you're not out
exploring the region, you can keep busy any number of ways around town.
Bozeman Montana is home to a branch of the Montana State University, which helps to augment the city's already healthy array of cultural offerings. The Museum of the Rockies, which is one of the top Bozeman attractions, can be found on Montana State University's Bozeman campus. You can learn about the earth's early history at this wonderful museum, and there are exhibits that also cover Montana's Native American history. The more recent history of Montana is also highlighted, so you'll want to dedicate at least a few hours here. The dinosaur exhibits are especially popular with kids. Kids will also enjoy a visit to The Children's Museum of Bozeman, which can be found about seven blocks northeast of the college campus. Fascinating hands-on exhibits and interactive experiences await youngsters at this museum. When building a family-oriented Bozeman travel itinerary, both of these great museums deserve inclusion, as the exhibits are both intriguing for kids and adults. You will also want to consider stopping by the Gallatin Pioneer Museum, which can be found on Main Street. Among the displays at the Gallatin Pioneer Museum figures a new Lewis and Clark exhibit.
The Bozeman Montana cultural offerings aren't limited to museums, and for those who are looking to take in the performing arts, the Vigilante Theatre, the Ellen Theatre, and the Equinox Theatre schedules are all worth checking out. You can also spruce up your cultural Bozeman vacation agenda by enjoying a Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour. You'll view old farmhouses, some lovely Victorian mansions and other restored buildings on these tours, which cover the blocks between Tracy Avenue and Grand Avenue. While touring Bozeman's city streets by foot is a joy, so too is taking to the hiking trails that can be accessed in the general area. You can definitely get your fill of urban attractions on a Bozeman vacation, but many visitors will be looking to enjoy the great outdoors as well. There are hiking trails in and around Bozeman that range in elevations from 4,500 feet to 10,000 feet, and these trails can be rather difficult in some parts if you're looking for a challenge.
Horseback riding, fly-fishing, and bicycling are among some of the other top outdoor pursuits that you can enjoy when you travel to Bozeman. Fishing guides abound in the region, and you shouldn't have a problem renting a bike if you want to tour about on two wheels. Golf is another thing that you can enjoy while engaging in Bozeman travel, and since the golfing season here runs from early May to mid-October, you'll have plenty of chances to hit the links during the warmer months. Once the snow starts falling, skiing and snowboarding start to replace things like fishing, hiking, and golfing for favorite outdoor activities. If the Big Sky resort is too expensive for your tastes, you can always head to the cheaper Bridger Bowl Ski Area, which many locals actually prefer. It's popularity with residents has a lot to do with the fact that it's closer to the city. Don't forget about cross-country skiing when making your wintertime Bozeman travel plans. It's just one more recreational pursuit that can be taken advantage of when visiting the Bozeman area. Find your ideal Bozeman hotel today, and start planning your own fun-filled visit.