Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States. The city is named after John M. Bozeman who established the Bozeman Trail and was a key founder of the town in August 1864.
Bozeman is a college town, home to Montana State University. The local newspaper is the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and the city is served by Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
What was once a Podunk cowboy town has morphed into a mountainside mecca. The ingredients—university town, easy-to-access mountain adventures, proximity to a killer national park—were always there, but it took a high-concept boutique hotel to lasso the city’s artisan energy and stake Bozeman’s claim as an all-American hot spot. In the reimagined 1960s-era motor lodge, locals and tourists mingle in the laptop-friendly lobby, there’s an outdoor lounge, complete with fireplace, and a retro silver taco truck permanently parked on property. Outside the hotel, on Main Street, that made-in-Montana spirit continues with a variety of shops.
Bozeman is called “the most livable place” for good reason. No matter what time of year, big skies and unending recreational opportunities will greet you. Enjoy world-renowned fly fishing, dramatic mountains for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, hunting, and backcountry exploring, Yellowstone National Park, and impressive wildlife. When you are ready for a more city experience, dive into Bozeman’s thriving arts and culture communities, ranging from main street festivals, farmers markets, cultural centers and museums to symphonies, theaters, and art galleries.
There are unlimited sights within a short drive, including Yellowstone National Park, with miles and miles of blue-ribbon trout streams along the way. Bozeman, Montana, is also home to Montana State University as well as many other unique venues that capitalize on Montana’s heritage, world-class museums and, most importantly, that small town feel with big city amenities.