Living in Bozeman: Things to Do and See in Bozeman, Montana

Bozeman—Modern Living with a Frontier Flair

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Living in Bozeman

Located near the Continental Divide, beautiful Bozeman sits in the Valley of Flowers, named so for its lush lands and fertile soils. The three rivers that thread through the nearby mountain ranges offer world-class rafting and blue ribbon trout fly-fishing. The scenery seamlessly gives way to Yellowstone National Park, which is less than 100 miles south and famous for its colorful hot springs and gushing geysers.

What Is the Geography in Bozeman?

The gorgeous skyscraper mountains surrounding southwestern Montana’s natural playground make a stunning backdrop for one of the state’s most vibrant cities. Bozeman is both booming central hub and a gateway to breathtaking, pristine nature.

What to Do and See in Bozeman?

Boutiques and local shops line the historic downtown main street, which is lively day and night. The city is home to many restaurants of all cuisines, as well as multiple breweries, cider houses, and distilleries that pair their local brews and spirits with live music and local fare.


Warm summers give way to snowy winters, and when deep blankets of powder cover the region, the alpine city shines under crystallized flakes. Many people come to Bozeman for the skiing at Bridger Bowl, which regularly sees the most snowfall in the continental United States, and Big Sky Resort, which is known for its size and legendary terrain.


A college town at heart, Bozeman is home to Montana State University, which was founded only four years after Montana became a state. Spirit is at its highest during fall, when the Bobcat fans flood the stadium to cheer on the football team, which has won 20 conference titles. MSU students have also won national championships in men’s rodeo—a reminder of the city’s deeply set Western roots.

How to Get to Bozeman?

For those interested in the outdoor pursuits of Bridger and Big Sky: Bridger is right in Bozeman’s backyard, and Big Sky is a short, one-hour drive away, accessible by public transportation and serviced by Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

How Many People Live in Bozeman?

Population: 39,860

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