Planning a Trip
Bozeman's Gallatin Field Airport (tel. 406/388-8321; www.gallatinfield.com) serves a wide region in this part of the state. Daily service is available from Delta (tel. 800/221-1212), Northwest (tel. 800/225-2525), Alaska/Horizon (tel. 800/547-9308), and United Express (tel. 800/864-8331); Big Sky Airlines (tel. 800/237-7788) offers seasonal service.
Bus service is available through Greyhound, with a terminal at 1205 E. Main St. (tel. 406/587-3110). Rimrock Stages (tel. 800/255-7655) operates intrastate service.
By car, Interstate 90 handles most of the traffic. It is 140 miles along I-90 from Billings to the east and 202 miles from Missoula to the west. For statewide road reports, call tel. 800/226-7623.
The Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 2000 Commerce Way (tel. 800/228-4224 or 406/586-5421; www.bozemanchamber.com). There's also information from Memorial Day to Labor Day at 1001 N. 7th Ave., and year-round at the Downtown Bozeman Visitor Center (tel. 406/586-4008; www.historicbozeman.com) at 224 E. Main St. The chamber publishes an extensive visitors guide, as well as maps detailing the area's farms and historic hot spots. Travel Montana calls this region Yellowstone Country. For info from them, call tel. 406/556-8680, or check out their website at www.yellowstonecountry.net.
There are a number of car-rental agencies in Bozeman, including Avis (tel. 406/388-6414), Budget (tel. 406/388-4091), Enterprise (tel. 406/586-8010), Hertz (tel. 406/388-6939), and Alamo/National (tel. 406/388-6694). For taxi service, call All Valley Cab (tel. 406/388-9999).
With retro designs inspired by vintage Yellowstone buses, the free Streamline Bus (tel. 406/587-2434; www.streamlinebus.com) connects downtown Bozeman with the Montana State campus and points beyond (namely the airport and Belgrade). Buses run from about 7am to 7pm, with later service on weekends for the bar crowd.
Held the first full weekend each August, the Sweet Pea Festival, at Lindley Park and throughout Bozeman (tel. 406/586-4003; www.sweetpeafestival.org), is a music, arts, and sports festival, with a parade, bands from rock to reggae, dance, art, and even a little Shakespeare. Unspooling over 6 days in early October, Hatch (tel. 406/586-2635; www.hatchfest.com) is an audiovisual arts festival that includes film screenings, workshops, filmmaker Q&As, and live music after dark.