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In 1864, John Bozeman led a wagon train over Bozeman Pass into the Gallatin Valley, where his friends W. J. Beall and D. E. Rouse staked out the town site for the city of Bozeman. Never a boomtown, Bozeman has had a slow, steady growth, beginning the day its first log cabin was erected in 1864. Many early settlers were ricochets from the gold fields of Bannack, Butte and Helena. These ex-miners would learn the more stable lifestyle of merchants and farmers. Today, Bozeman is one of Montana’s major tourism and agriculture centers.

Bozeman is one of the most diverse small towns in the Rocky Mountain West, with an eclectic mix of ranchers, artists, professors, ski enthusiasts and entrepreneurs drawn hereby world class outdoor recreation, Montana State University and a slice of old fashioned Americana.

Art and culture is alive and well in Bozeman. It is home to many museums, talented artists and excellent galleries. You can find opera, theatre, symphony and ballet, as well as rodeo, the Sweet Pea Festival, the Wild West Winterfest and the Gallatin County Fair. In addition to the numerous attractions in Bozeman, there are literally hundreds of sights within a short drive, including Yellowstone National Park, that lure visitors from around the world.

Bozeman is surrounded by four mountain ranges, thousands of acres of the Gallatin National Forest and hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout streams, so the recreation opportunities are virtually endless. Hiking, biking, fly fishing, and rafting. Bozeman is an important winter recreation area with three major ski areas nearby. Consider making Bozeman the base for your trip and stay awhile to get to know the people and the hospitality that make Bozeman, Montana one of the nation’s best. 

Hotels and resorts

 

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Gallatin River Lodge

http://www.grlodge.com/

The Gallatin River Lodge is a secluded, boutique luxury Bozeman hotel, Montana fly fishing lodge, and fine dining facility, located on a 300 acre ranch just west of Bozeman, Montana.

The Lodge offers much more than other lodging in this region. They offer accommodations for up to 25 guests. As a world class, destination Montana fly fishing lodge, they specialize in unforgettable accommodations and adventures led by experienced Bozeman Montana fly fishing guides, romantic getaways with that special person.

The Baxter hotel

http://www.thebaxterhotel.com/index.php

The Baxter, located at the heart of Bozeman’s downtown historic district, has been the social hub for dining and nightlife in Southwest Montana since its opening in 1929. The Baxter is centrally located amidst Bozeman’s charming Main Street stores, boutiques, galleries, museums and diverse restaurants which include the renown Ted’s Montana Grill restaurant and Bacchus Pub located on the Baxter’s lobby level.

The Loft

http://bookings.mountain-home.com/Unit.mvc/Details/54213

This historic part of town was declared an urban renewal district in 2005 and a mixture of old grain elevators, businesses, newly restored homes, and historic old homes fill block after block. The architecture has an industrial look. 

Galleries

Montana Trails Gallery

http://www.montanatrails.com/

Vast landscapes, mountain ranges, rivers, parks, towns, wildlife, hunting & fishing images from all over the state and more….Please feel free to browse around. 

Altitude Gallery

http://www.altitudegallerybozeman.com/

Altitude Gallery offers an innovative take on traditional art and handmade crafts. An eclectic, contemporary collection or photography, paintings, hand-blown glass, pottery, jewelry, woodworking and more. Featuring local and regional artists in an architecturally unique historic space. 

Loretta Domaszewski/Jack Ranieri INC Studio Art Gallery

http://www.lorettafineart.com/HOME.html

Original contemporary landscapes, expressive oil paintings, murals, art classes, reproductions, fine art cards. 

Design Shops

Miller’s Jewelry

http://www.millersjewelry-mt.com/

Montana Yogo sapphires, diamond engagement rings, custom jewelry, and more. Miller’s Jewelry is a locally-owned business, owned by Mark and Kay Johnson, and has served Bozeman for over 100 years.

Cello

http://cellobozeman.weebly.com/

Cello is committed to featuring the most inspired designers and artisans of our region – creating a unique marketplace of functional art: unique jewelry, artistic gifts, repurposed clothing, and smaller scale furniture. 

Restaurants

 

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Plonk

http://www.plonkwine.com/index.php

Plonk offers its clientele a stunning venue in which to congregate amongst friends, family, or business associates. They provide attentive yet relaxed service to their patrons whether they are stopping in for a quick cocktail after work, or settling into a nine course meal in our private cellar. Their music is selected from an eclectic and vast collection to perfectly compliment the mood of the moment.

Blackbird kitchen

http://www.blackbirdkitchen.com/

It may be in Bozeman, but peasant-chic Italian restaurant Blackbird Kitchen could easily hold its own in Brooklyn, San Francisco, or any other urban hipster center. Here, local foodies and in-the-know tourists gather to recount their day on the ski slopes. Ingredients are local, organic, and fresh, giving bright flavor to otherwise simple dishes. 

Museums

Museum of the rockies

http://www.museumoftherockies.org/

The museum contains the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the US. It is famed for possessing the largest Tyrannosaurus skull ever unearthed. Part of the Montana Dinosaur trail, the museum serves as the authority and official storage of new paleontological discoveries.

Story mansion

http://www.friendsofthestory.org/

The Story Mansion is a historic house in Bozeman, Montana. It is one of the only three living examples of the city-block mansions that used to proliferate in the state.

Earth’s Treasures

http://earthstreasuresmt.com/

Featuring fossils, crystals, Yogo sapphires, jewelry, metal detectors and mining supplies. Come experience treasures, hand selected from suppliers worldwide, including Montana.

Country club living

Bridger Creek

http://www.bridgercreek.com/

Riverside Country Club

http://www.riverside-country-club.com/

Showrooms

Fantasia showrooms

http://www.fantasiashowrooms.com/

Collins Furniture

http://www.conlins.com/

Luxury properties

Bozeman Luxury Real Estate

http://bozemanluxuryrealestate.com/

Porperty search and homes for sale in Bozeman, Montana and surrounding area. 

Spas

Bozeman Deaconess synergy medical spa

http://www.synergymedicalspabozeman.org/

As a premier medical spa in the area, every procedure is overseen by a licensed physician. Take the best of the pampering available at your average day spa, add a host of clinical procedures, with both cosmetic and curative benefits, and you’ll have an idea of all that’s available behind our inviting doors.

Indira Spa and Wellness

http://www.indiraspawellness.com/

Blending old world healing rituals with the newest technologies to bring you the best of both therapies. Experience superior treatments, a caring, experienced team and an atmosphere to feel at home in while you unwind and renew in relaxing comfort.

Loft Spa

http://www.theloftspabozeman.com/

A locally owned and community oriented spa offering personalized services to fulfill all your spa and haircare needs. The Loft Spa also features outstanding product lines such as; Kerastase, Spa Ritual and Franceluxe products.

Art shows

Equinox theater

http://www.equinoxtheatre.com/

Points of interest

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Yellowstone national park

Gibson Guitar factory

Sweet Pea Festival

http://sweetpeafestival.org/

The Sweet Pea Festival is an arts festival celebrated in Bozeman, Montana. The festival features a lot of lively music, dance lessons, family entertainment, and theatrical acts. 

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

The Madison Buffalo Jump State Park is a state park in Bozeman, Montana. It is named after the canyon cliff that was used by the Native Americans for buffalo jump, an efficient way to slaughter herds of bison.