We get it, you came to Bozeman to enjoy the outdoors. You were so excited to hike, fish, mountain bike, rock climb, whitewater raft, and explore, but it's raining. Though rainy days in Bozeman aren't the regular, with over 300 days of sunshine, they do happen. When they do, you don't have to sit inside, just waiting for it to stop. So, we put together a list of ideas, activities, and places to visit to keep you busy when the sun isn't shining. Enjoy!
Spire Climbing Center
Just because it rains, don't miss out on climbing. Check out Spire Climbing Center and try some indoor climbing. Spire features over 18,000 square feet of climbing surface for all skill levels. You can test your skill at bouldering or rent a harness to try one of the rope walls. There is enough here to keep you busy all day.
Tour the Breweries
If beer is more your style, we've got you covered. Bozeman's brewery scene is one of the best in the state with lots of options to choose from. In the state of Montana you are only allowed to be served three beers at a brewery, due to the state's brewery license restrictions. If you'd like to check out more than one brewery we encourage you to utilize a designated driver or check out Tour de Foam and take advantage of one of their tour options.
Bozeman Hot Springs
If the kids need to burn off a little energy, check out Bozeman Hot Springs, where the kids can swim until their hearts are content. Featuring a total of 12 indoor and outdoor pools that range in temperature from 59 to 106 degrees, there is something for everyone. They even have a spa to help you relax, on your visit to Bozeman.
Visit a Museum
Bozeman is home to some great museums including the Museum of the Rockies, Gallatin History Museum, The American Computer & Robotics Museum, the Children's Museum, and more, each offering a different experience and new things to learn.
Check Out Art Galleries
Bozeman has a thriving art community with numerous galleries to enjoy. Just stroll down Main Street to find amazing collections at The Legacy Gallery, Altitude Gallery, Sundog Fine Art, Old Main Gallery & Framing, and more. There is plenty to choose from and plenty to see.
Listen to Live Music
There is always something going on in the Bozeman music scene. Check out the calendar on The Bozone to find live music that fits your style. From dive bar to performances at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman has plenty of live music options for everyone.
Catch a Show
Bozeman is a great spot to take in the arts. Theater, ballet, the symphony, it's all here. Check out Verge Theater, The Bozeman Symphony, or The Montana Ballet Company for upcoming performances or looking for upcoming dates at The Ellen Theatre or The Emerson Center.
Bozeman is a regional shopping hub that attracts visitors from around the state. With trending downtown boutiques, the Gallatin Valley Mall, and numerous brand name stores, you can't go wrong. To stretch your legs, head to the Gallatin Valley Mall with lots of stores to pick from and activities to entertain the kids.
Relax at the Spa
Rainy days are the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself. Luckily, Bozeman is home to numerous spas to help you relax. Who doesn't enjoy a great massage or a facial.
Catch a Movie
Located at the Gallatin Valley Mall, Regal Gallatin Valley Cinemas offer a great place to watch a movie. Don't miss the big blockbuster or bring the kids to the latest cartoon. Sometimes, a bowl of popcorn and a great movie are just what the doctor ordered on a rainy day.
Hit that Bullseye
We know, we know, we said 10, but we like to over achieve in Bozeman, so we tossed in a bonus. Speaking of throwing insomething extra, the newest craze in the BZN is axe throwing. Bozeman's own LumberJaxe Throwing Company is the place to have some mideval fun, while hanging with your crew. Located near Four Corners, on Pronghorn, LumberJaxe is a relaxed environment to enjoy some time indoors.
When it rains, don't stay cooped up all day, get out and explore some of the alternatives. Of course, if you are a die hard you can always grab your fly rod and hit the Gallatin for some fly fishing, but for those of you who like to stay dry, there is still plenty to do in Bozeman. We hope you enjoy your visit despite even if it does rain a little.
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