Bozeman Tourism

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

  • Trail Rides at Erik's Ranch
    Trail Rides at Erik's RanchNew on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    Erik's Ranch proudly offers trail rides in Paradise Valley, Montana! Saddle up for an exciting trail ride guided by the anima...

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  • Save 7% Whitewater Rafting on the Clark Fork River
    Whitewater Rafting on the Clark Fork RiverNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Whitewater river rafting through the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River in Western Montana. Full day trips last 5 hours o...

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  • Save 21% Missoula Puzzling Adventure
    Missoula Puzzling AdventureNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Turn Missoula into a game while partaking on a 2-hour Walking Adventure. Your smartphone will act as your guide, wh...

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  • Full Day Boat Rental at Big Sky Resort
    Full Day Boat Rental at Big Sky ResortNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    Stand up paddle boards, canoes and kayaks are at your disposal for the day.  Lake Levinsky at the Big Sky Resort, is a b...

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  • Know the pollution level of Bozeman before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 7.14 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Bozeman for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bozeman.

    • Burglary and Theft 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.43 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 92.86 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21.43 (Low)
    • Safety Index 85.29 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 35.2 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 4.93 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.83 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.28 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bozeman

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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