In light of COVID-19, we want to be sensitive to the responsible and cautious habits that will keep from amplifying the effects of the situation in public spaces. As a result, we want to encourage you to find the escape you need, but look forward to the adventures to be had this summer. Working together is an integral part of life — so we are cooperating in our communities to stay indoors more and care for those around us.
In 1992 Robert Redford spoke the opening line, "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing" and Bozeman was changed forever. The movie was A River Runs Through It, which tells the story of the Maclean family and their love of fly fishing. The film was narrated by Mr. Redford and featured a young Brad Pitt as the troubled younger brother of Norman Maclean, set in the town of Missoula, Montana. But the entire movie was filmed in the Bozeman and Livingston areas, which put the towns on the map as the premier fly fishing destination in the United States.
Bozeman sits smack between two entrances to Yellowstone National Park, the north entrance, at Gardiner, MT, and the west entrance in West Yellowstone, MT, making it the perfect area to set up home base. Either entry is good access for a day trip or an overnight stay, or you could spend a few days looping through the park ending up back in Bozeman.
Traveling by car allows flexibility, but for those who would rather sit back and enjoy the scenery, bus service is available.
Sometimes you just have to admit that love is in the air and seize the opportunity for a romantic date night. Go ahead and drop the kids off with Grandma so you can kick back and enjoy some together time. Here are a few of our favorite date night ideas in Bozeman, Montana.
From the time they were only a twinkle, you’ve probably looked forward to going adventuring with your kiddos. The best part about Bozeman is that this family-friendly mountain town offers something for every age group. So get ready for adventure: here’s how to do Bozeman right with kids of any age.
Bozeman is utterly walkable: when strolling down Main Street, everything you need is right there along the sidewalk. So put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore. Here are the must-stop spots you should add to your walking tour of Bozeman.
Call it a memento, souvenir or keepsake, a vacation isn’t complete without bringing home a little something to remember your trip by. More than just a t-shirt (though we’re huge fans), little bits of nostalgia come about when you look at a beautiful art piece, spread a local preserve on your warm toast, or drink your coffee from a handmade mug. Bozeman is full of artists and entrepreneurs, here for the way of life, and making a living through their skills and ingenuity. Across town, shops and galleries are full of locally made items for you, your home, and even your pets! While we’ve outlined a few of our favorites, but please don’t limit yourself, you can find locally produced items in many stores around town; ask the shop owners, they will happily point you in the right direction.
Winter in Bozeman doesn’t have to bring an end to the hiking season. Getting out into the wilderness this time of year is magical, and it’s as simple as strapping on a pair of snowshoes! Finding the right snowshoe isn’t difficult, but it’s worth thinking carefully about your goals and ability, then spending time finding the right style.
It’s no secret that Texans enjoy a complete change of scenery and often hit the slopes for winter vacations. Given that Colorado is just a state away, it’s logical that many people have frequented these resorts…until now. Getting to Bozeman from Texas is easier than you might think, and oh so much more fun.
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?