Whether you're new in town or have lived here your whole life, loving Bozeman is a no brainer. Our little town is quite the heart breaker, charming the pants off just about anybody who sets down on its snow or soil. But small towns exist all over the country, so what is it exactly about this one that can convince people who are just traveling through to literally never leave?
Bozeman Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce our commitment to Pledge for the Wild, a collaboration between five western mountain towns working to enhance and preserve our wild spaces through visitordonations, education and outreach.
Coffee is the impetus of good conversation and great adventures, and Bozeman is fortunate to have seven exceptional roasters. From the selection of ethically sourced beans to careful roasting and meticulous brewing, these coffee connoisseurs are turning out some seriously good cups of Joe.
Winter nights are well spent enjoying long conversations over leisurely dinners, and Bozeman restauranteurs take your dining experience seriously. Everything from locally sourced, grass-fed meats to organic herbs, greens, and veggies to freshly foraged mushrooms, it’s well worth spending time sharing multiple courses. We couldn’t begin to list all of our favorites, but we’ve compiled a list to get you started.
Winter hit Bozeman with a vengeance this year, and outdoor recreation lovers are thrilled! We’re often asked questions about winter safety, driving, avalanches, and being personally prepared. So we’ve put together some basic tips to help you get ready to get out into the Montana wilderness and embrace the light, dry snow that Bozeman locals refer to as the “Cold Smoke!”
The holiday hustle has ended, and you can finally take a minute to breathe! But don’t get too cozy, January is full of activities—art, culture, and outdoor recreation. Looking for some serious motivation in the new year? Jumpstart it with a 50K fun run! Interested in exploring your creative side? Try a local art class. Ready to relax in front of a film? Check out the Banff Mountain Film Festival, or the ongoing movies at the Ellen Theatre. There’s no time for winter blues to set in around this town!
A solid pair of shoes will take you everywhere.
In 1974, Steve and Jean Schnee began repairing shoes on Mendenhall Avenue in Bozeman, Montana. Thirteen years later, they moved their business to Main Street, and for the next 25 years, they would develop a stellar following by building, selling, and repairing shoes.
It’s here! The season of magic and wonder and everything sparkly. Pockets of Bozeman residents go all out on the bling, so gather the clan, a thermos of hot cocoa, and head out with the curiosity of a kid to stop and soak up the celebratory feeling of the season.
Hands down, Bozeman is a pet lover's town. Put it this way; local gatherings often have equal numbers of pets and people. Trail systems run throughout the town, and the phenomenal hiking around the area is the perfect playground for animals. Fortunately, many hoteliers in Bozeman appreciate the canine connection and offer pet-friendly rooms—no more leaving the furry family members at home!
Tucked up in the mountains, Bozeman is full of entrepreneurs creating high-quality products and hosting amazing experiences. The slower pace of life allows people time to really delve into their creativity and talents, and the results speak for themselves. Plus, the shopping experience itself is worth the time; Bozeman is full of local retailers, and the historic downtown is completely walkable.