Bozeman is the county seat of Gallatin County in the state of Montana. In popular context, it is known as the home of the Montana State University and thanks to its proximity to the Yellowstone National Park. It was founded in August 1864 by John M. Bozeman. The town owes its existence to the gold rush in Montana. While it was primarily known to be close to the mining hub in the state, later settlers started developing agriculture thanks to the fertile soil here. The need for maintaining farms led to cattle being bread for livestock and labour. By the late 19th century, Bozeman was on its way to become a major settlement in Montana. Nothing defines Bozeman’s agricultural heritage better than its production of peas. It was once the largest manufacturer of canned peas. This factor was used to denote the town’s heritage when citizens decided to revive the ‘Sweet Pea Carnival’. The sweat pea flower is now a proud emblem of the Sweet Pea Arts Festival in Bozeman that is held in November every year. Tourists will love the fact that though it is one of the biggest settlements in Montana, Bozeman has still not lost touch with its natural history. The surrounding wilderness is actively promoted to encourage a steady inflow of tourists. There are plenty of nature trails, hikes, and outdoor activities to keep you busy here. You will often see Bozeman in various period dramas or as the setting for popular novels and series. A trip to Bozeman is naturally a haven for outdoor lovers but history buffs can also make good use of their time here. There are plenty of museums that deal with the natural history of the area. Techno freaks will want to check out the American Computer Museum. Several art galleries in town keep the people connected to the artistic culture in Montana. You can choose Bozeman for your next vacation if you are looking to spend time outdoors as well as visit a place that offers a highly vibrant culture.
Essential travel information and Bozeman tips for your visit
- Time zone: UTC -07.00
- Currency: US Dollar
- Language: English, Spanish, Native American Languages
- Electricity: 120 V, 60 Hz. Power socket A & B
- Internet: Wi-Fi is freely available at many public places and hotels.
- Security: Emergency number: 911
- Tipping: 15-20% in restaurants.
- Tips are expected by everyone in the service industry.
- Pack for the weather when visiting Bozeman. Wear layered clothing in summer.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bozeman
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