Backed by the Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is a picturesque city on the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park. It’s home to excellent museums and an atmospheric historic district, as well as a rushing river that fosters outdoor adventures.
Things to do in Bozeman
Explore Bozeman’s historic district, including the Gallatin Museum, which stands in front of the former county jailhouse. Discover the people and events that helped shaped Southwest Montana, then stop in at the Altitude Gallery to admire its locally-crafted glass, pottery and jewellery.
Want to see the largest tyrannosaurus skull ever discovered? Visit the Museum of the Rockies to explore the region’s natural and human history and see the mountain range’s unique place in American culture. Learn about the Native Americans who first traversed the land before the arrival of pioneering fur traders and gold seekers, then experience life in a turn-of-the-century home at Tinsley House.
Tech enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the American Computer Museum where everything from early calculators to the latest in artificial intelligence and robotics is displayed. Learn about the evolution of Apple and the role women have played in computing technology, then see how a human brain compares to a PC.
If you want to experience the natural beauty of Southwest Montana, join a white-water rafting trip along the Gallatin River. It offers a range of runs, including the more challenging “Mad Mile” section, and is a popular fly fishing destination for rainbow trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish.
Getting around Bozeman
Bozeman Yellowstone Airport is a 20-minute drive from the city centre and the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 1.5 hours away. Public buses travel throughout Bozeman and connect most of its sights.