Whether it's your first time visiting, or you're a seasoned veteran of southwest Montana, Bozeman offers something for everyone. From unparalleled access to outdoor adventure and natural beauty, to a thriving arts and cultural scene, our town is the complete package. While you're here, be sure to explore our historic downtown district. If outdoor adventure is more your speed, take a drive up to Hyalite Canyon, or explore the Bridger Mountains. Don't forget to ask our staff for their recommendations when you visit!

Explore more information on southwest Montana below, including some of our favorite places!

 

About Bozeman

Lodging Options

Local's Guide

Visitor Discounts

 

Bozeman: Montana's Best College Town

Cars drive down Main Street at twilight.

Bozeman's Main Street and downtown district offers something for everyone.

As a town of approximately 60,000 people, and just under 110,000 people in the greater surrounding area, Bozeman has all the benefits of a small town, and larger city. With an integrated town and campus community, as well as endless outdoor opportunity, there's never a lack of things to get involved in in Bozeman.

Bozeman was recently named one of the best small college towns in the U.S., and the best in Montana. Whether you're catching a local film at one of our downtown theaters, grabbing a coffee at a locally-owned business, or hitting the slopes on a bluebird day at Bridger Bowl, Bozeman offers something for everyone in every season.

 

 

Weather

  • Averages 300 days of sunshine each year
  • Average high temperature in January is 32 degrees F
  • Average high temperature in July is 85 degrees F
  • In town, average 86 inches of snow
  • In the mountains, expect around 350-400 inches of snow

Main Street

Bozeman's Main Street is home to exclusively locally-owned businesses.

It's also home to a variety of events every year, including Music on Main, the Christmas Stroll, Sweet Pea festival, art walks, farmers markets, and more!

Outdoor Recreation

Arts & Culture

 

 

Top 5: Our Favorite Bozeman Things

1. Check out downtown Bozeman

Support some of our amazing locally-owned businesses!

2. Hike the M

Check out the hiking trail to a Bozeman landmark, established by MSU's very own Class of 1918!

3. Head to Yellowstone

Take a day trip to one of the country's most popular national parks - only 89 miles away!

4. Hyalite Canyon Adventures

Head to Bozeman's backyard for some great hiking, biking, and swimming options less that 20 minutes from campus.

5. Museum Minds

Explore MSU's Museum of the Rockies, home to one of the world's largest collections of dinosaur fossils.

 


Great in Any Season

No matter what time of year you visit us, there's always something going on! Check out some of our favorite seasonal activities and recommendations below.

Winter

  • Bridger Bowl
  • Big Sky Ski Resort
  • Check out the area’s local hot springs including Bozeman Hot Springs, Chico Hot Springs and Norris Hot Springs 
  • Best Winter Hikes
  • The Christmas Stroll
  • Ice Fishing at Hyalite Reservoir or Glen Lake Rotary Park
  • Ice Skating at Haynes Pavilion, the Bogart Pavillion or Beall Park. 
  • Cross-Country Skiing at various trails in and around Bozeman 
  • Winter’s Farmers Market at the Emerson Cultural Center

Spring

  • Take a stroll through Story Mill Community Park 
  • Biking trails 
  • Run to the Pub on St. Patrick’s Day 
  • Best Spring Hikes
  • Attend one of Bozeman many downtown parades including the Memorial Day Parade 
  • Fish in the area’s hundreds of miles of blue ribbon rivers and streams 
  • Attend a concert at the Rialto theater or a performance at the Ellen Theater

 

Summer

  • Music on Main 
  • Sweet Pea Festival 
  • Shakespeare in the parks 
  • Boiling River
  • White water rafting and Kayaking 
  • Paddleboarding, hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing in Hyalite Canyon
  • Ziplining 
  • Yellowstone National Park 
  • Check out the Big Sky Country State Fair or the Bozeman Stampede Rodeo

Fall

  • MSU kicks off each fall semester with their annual Community Cat Walk
  • Check out the MSU Homecoming Parade
  • Go to an MSU football game 
  • Rocky Creek Farm 
  • Check out one of the many 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon or Marathon runs in the area
  • Support Small Business Saturday where the entire community comes out to shop local

 

 

Visitor Discounts by Category

Alamo
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Up to 20% discount

Contract code: 309381
Online Reservation


Avis
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Up to 15% discount

Contract code: B636193
Online Reservation

Budget
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Up to 15-25% discount

Contract code: X697161
Online Reservation

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Contract code: 63MSU01
Online Reservation


Hertz
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Up to 15% discount

Contract code: 1516488
Online Reservation

INDIKOI
25 S. Tracy Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715
Website
406-624-6610

10% off Purchase



The Spice & Tea Exchange
18 E. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
Website
406-219-2222 | Email


The Salvation Army
32 S. Rouse Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715
Website
Contact Information

15% discount off of purchase.

The Round House
1422 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
Website
406-587-1258 | Email

Discounts vary by season.

Museum of the Rockies
600 W. Kagy Blvd., Bozeman, MT 59715
Website
406-994-2251

2-for-1 passes available
(ask Admissions during your visit)


Bridger Bowl Ski Area
15975 Bridger Canyon Rd., Bozeman, MT 59715
Website
406-587-2111

Discounts available
(ask Admissions during your visit)


Big Sky Resort
50 Big Sky Resort Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716
Website
800-548-4486

Discounts available
(ask Admissions during your visit)