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Things to do When You’re Staying in Bozeman

Post Date: May 19, 2020

Bozeman makes a prime stop as you travel around Montana. With easy access to wild areas, coupled with plenty of things to do in town, you won’t run out of activities and attractions here. This is what you need to know about planning a stay in Bozeman.

Yellowstone

When you’re staying in Bozeman, Yellowstone National Park is just an hour and a half away. To have that proximity with all of the benefits of being in Bozeman? It’s an easy choice. Get a chance to see bears, bison, and wolves in their natural habitats, not to mention, the amazing geologic features at work in Old Faithful’s eruption or Grand Prismatic’s vivid colors.

Art

Browse galleries to your heart’s content as you wander Main Street. Investing in a local piece allows you to take a bit of Montana home with you while supporting an artist from the region. You can get a taste for history at a museum like the Museum of the Rockies or Gallatin History Museum, including art important to the cultural traditions in the area.

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Hot Springs

Yellowstone is known for its hydrothermal features, and the rest of Southwest Montana benefits from it too. When you make Bozeman your home base, you have easy access to Bozeman Hot Springs, with Norris Hot Springs not too far either. And on your way to the park through the Gardiner entrance, Chico and Yellowstone Hot Springs are perfectly positioned for a soak. Soak your cares away in the soothing and steamy water, the perfect balm for sore muscles and stiff joints.

Fly Fishing

The Gallatin Valley is renowned for its fly fishing, with three rivers snaking their way to meet in nearby Three Forks at the headwaters of the Missouri. Tributaries and streams make wading to cast a fun day, and you can find plenty of options for float trips as well. And to the east, the mighty Yellowstone River flows wild and free, ready for your fly rod to hit.

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Food

Extensive offerings from restaurants and breweries make Bozeman a tasty place to be. Start your morning with a locally roasted coffee and a pastry from a sidewalk seat at a cafe, or go for some bites of something more substantial to keep you fueled up for adventures. When lunchtime rolls around, you have your pick of eats: from down-home comfort food to fresh and healthy cuisines ranging from Asia to South America and beyond.

At dinner, you can start off with a cocktail from Bozeman-made spirits, or sip a craft brew with a mountain view at one of many breweries in town. The meal itself can be as relaxed or as formal as you want — from food trucks, or specialty treat spots, to upscale, full course, or fancy dress environments.

Downtown

Bozeman's downtown area is famous for quaint architecture, wide-reaching mountain views, and shops to browse. Special community events throughout the summer keep things lively, and the brewery culture is strong here. You can enjoy the late summer sun at Music on Main, getting a local taste for music, shopping, and tasty treats. Find a patio and park yourself for a while to enjoy sips, eats, and atmosphere in one of Montana's favorite mountain towns.

If you're looking for an adventure this summer, Bozeman is just the spot for access to the outdoors, city comforts, and small-town charm. Contact us to find out more excitement in town and around the area.