Bozeman is small enough to have a personality and big enough to have all the amenities of a city. The area attracts artists, photographers, filmmakers, authors and entrepreneurs who want to work close to nature. Cultural offerings include a symphony orchestra, opera, and theatre and ballet companies. One-of-a-kind shops on Bozeman’s historic Main Street are complemented by popular stores like REI, Helly Hansen, Barnes & Noble and Macy’s.
Bozeman’s Main Street was
named one of the "10 Great
Streets for 2012" by The American
Planning Association and their program, Great Places in America. The award is designed to recognize places with "unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners." downtown hosts many great events, including the MSU Homecoming Parade and Bobcat Fest.