Bozeman Travel Guide

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Bozeman Overview

Bozeman is a fast growing town of about 43,000 (up 51% since 2000) located at the intersection of U. S. Highway 191 and Interstate 90 in Gallatin County in Southeast Montana not too far from Yellowstone National Park. Bozeman was established in August 1864 and was named for John M. Bozeman who established the Bozeman Trail and helped start the town. Bozeman incorporated in April 1883. Various Indian Tribes lived here over the years; but the Bozeman area was predominantly in the Crow Nation’s area. Explorer William Clark came through here in June 1806 while following the Gallatin River east from the Three Forks area. John M. Bozeman blazed his trail through here and established the town. Bozeman is home to Montana State University – Bozeman. The Bozeman/Gallatin County area have been in a number of films and actor Gary Cooper attended high school here. Bozeman is the county seat of Gallatin County. Gallatin County was established in 1865 and was named for Albert Gallatin a former Secretary of the Treasury.

Bozeman, Montana is home to Montana State University and the Bobcats. There are excellent shopping and recreational activities, as well as educational opportunities, such as the Museum of the Rockies.

Some of Bozeman's surrounding features include: National Forest access less than 10 miles away, and Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, and Moonlight Basin, three world class destination ski resorts are within an hour's drive. Bozeman is also close to the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park.