Montana is also known as the Cowboy Capitol and mainly famous for numerous mountain ranges, the big sky country, basketball, museums, famous celebrities and high standard lifestyle. The name Montana is derived from Spanish language which means mountains and it is obvious because the state is surrounded by sky high mountains. This recognition is gained by Montana because of its beautiful and charming cities like Missoula, Great Falls, Helene, Butte, Bozeman and more. Lets explore the Bozeman city which is one of the most visited cities of Montana. Bozeman is located in the southwestern part of Montana state and is also the county seat of Gallatin County. Bozeman is a city of arts & architecture, unique retail shops, outdoor adventures and some fine dining restaurants. It is located just 98 miles from state capital of Montana, Helena and 93 miles from Yellowstone National Park. This city has the biggest university campus in whole state, named Montana State University and the literacy rate is higher than a number of cities in Montana. The history of Bozeman takes us to 1864 when an American explorer John Bozeman established famous Bozeman Trail and founded this city. It got incorporated as a city in 1883 and elected as an American City in 1922. The 19th century was the golden period for Bozeman when colleges, universities, hospitals and industries were established in the city and gave rise to an economic boom. Today, this city is 4th largest city of Montana and the visitors can’t help but get attracted towards this amazing city.
Bozeman has a typical humid continental climate with hot summers. It does not have any dry seasons and the winters can be bone chilling sometimes. The temperature varies from 7 F to 85 F throughout the year. The warmest month is July with maximum temperature of 85 F and December can go down to -13 F some times. Light rain, light snow and thunderstorms are common during the year and precipitation is highest during May. The best time to visit Bozeman is between February and April.
How to get here?
Bozeman is served by Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, located just 8 miles northwest of city downtown. The airport is owned by Gallatin Airport Authority and receives flights from all major airline carriers like Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines and United. You can easily get a cab, taxi or airport shuttle to reach city center. You can get around the city by Greyhound Lines buses, Classic Limo services or Rental Cars.
Accommodation and Food
Bozeman has abundance of accommodation options, from Hotels & Motels to hostels & Inns. You can enjoy a luxurious stay at Big Sky Resort located in downtown featuring fine dining room, lounge, coffee cart, ski storage, meeting rooms and Solace Spa. Other visitors favorite place is Grey Cliffs Ranch located at Lakota Drive which features 5200 acres area consisting of 115 unique bedrooms, with fly fishing, horseback riding and guided bird hunting. Other good and affordable options include Double T River Ranch, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Bozeman West, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Lewis & Clark Motel, Rockin’ TJ Ranch, The Olive Branch Inn, Blue Sky Motel, C’mon Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Rainbow Motel, Ramada Limited, Royal 7 Inn and Super 8 Motel.
Bozeman must be the last place in Montana where you would die starving because there are more than 500 eating spots around the city and features all rich and international tastes of all cuisine, from Mexican to Italian and American to Mediterranean. Some of the finest dining spots are 14 North featuring some great steaks by trained chefs, Brandi’s Steak House and Casino, located on North Broadway, featuring best beer selection and delicious American food, La Parrilla at West Babcock featuring fresh and high quality Alaskan salmon and Fettucine Alfredo. Other good options include Leaf & Bean, Looie’s Down Under, MacKenzie River Pizza Company, MacKenzie River Roadhouse, O’Brien’s Restaurant, Overland Express, Pickle Barrel and Starkey’s Authentic Americana.
Museum of the Rockies
The Museum of the Rockies is located at W Kagy Boulevard in Bozeman and features world’s largest collection of dinosaur fossils and research. The museum is affiliated with Montana State University and attracts thousands of visitors every year. You will be amazed to see some most of the famous dinosaur specimens like Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. Some most famous exhibitions of the museum are Living History Farm, The Taylor Planetarium, Geckos-Tails to Toepads, Siebel Dinosour Complex, Martin Children’s Discovery Center and Paugh Regional History Hall. The museum remains open daily and admission costs $14 for adults and $9.50 for children.
Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort is located in Madison County, not very far away from Bozeman, and is the biggest skiing resorts in Montana. The resort covers an area of 5750 acres and features shopping place, golf course, music concerts, events & exhibitions, Lone Peak Expedition, Solace Spa & Salon and Wellness Studio & Classes. It was opened in 1976 and since then it has been the center of attraction for the visitors coming to Montana.
American Computer Museum
The American Computer Museum is located at Stadium Dr in Montana and features the exhibitions of history of computing and communications. The museum has a large collection of personal computers, calculators, the first minicomputer and much more. The museum remains open daily and the admission is absolutely free but donations are welcomed by the museum.