Montana Attractions

Whatever brings you to Bozeman, you will be glad you made it. In addition to fabulous skiing and blue-ribbon fly-fishing, Bozeman is a great small western town with lots of things to do.

Since skiing is king in Bozeman and Big Sky Resort is some of the best skiing in the world, it earns our number one slot. With a 150 runs and 27 lifts, the crowds are almost non-existent and the luxury lodgings feature ski-in and ski-out accommodations. If don't have piles of money for a fancy destination weekend, great skiing is still an option. You can ski with enthusiastic locals at Bridger Bowl Ski Area just minutes from town, and staying in Bozeman will be (almost) as fabulous.

Even if you are not the museum-going type, everyone should stop by the Museum of the Rockies. Smithsonian-affiliated and Montana State University sponsored, this museum is less fancy than big city museums, but its permanent dinosaur exhibit may be the best anywhere. In fact, the university's famous paleontologist, Jack Horner, inspired the novel turned movie "Jurassic Park".

After a long day outside, Montanans enjoy nothing more than soaking in natural hot springs. Bozeman has several around the area, and Norris Hot Springs is our number 6 choice for things to do. Norris Hot Springs is an outdoor, hot pool that sponsors live local bands, and local micro-brews. A notable exclusion from our list is Bozeman Hot Springs. While in town and a very nice facility, Bozeman Hot Springs features indoor pools and caters to their gym-membership clientele.

Looking for an unusual stop? The American Computer Museum is an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. Your inner nerd will be thrilled to see an original Ataris and the room-sized ancestor of your personal computer.

Big Sky Resort

one lone mountain road

Big Sky has some of the world's best resort skiing, and is dubbed the "Biggest Skiing in America"... read more

Bridger Bowl Ski Area

15795 Bridger Canyon Road

Bridger Bowl, cultural hub of this ski-crazy town, is a publicly owned ski area away from the tourist skiers, and is some of the best skiing anywhere... read more

Museum of the Rockies

600 W. Kagy Blvd
On the Montana State University campus

Hyalite Canyon

Hyalite Canyon Road

Just 15 miles south of Bozeman, locals love these 34,000 acres of hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and more... read more

The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

111 S. Grand Ave

Norris Hot Springs

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

25 Lewis and Clark Caverns Road

Montana's most well-known State Park offers guided tours through one of the Northwest's largest limestone caverns... read more

Gallatin County Pioneer Museum

317 W. Main St

American Computer Museum

2304 N. 7th Ave., Suite B
In the Bridger Park Mall

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

expert pick

Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument

Visit the place where thousands of Native American warriors fought to protect their way of life against General Custer and the US 7th Cavalry... read more

Pine Butte Guest Ranch

351 South Fork Road

Study the environment and experience Montana ranch life at Pine Butte Guest Ranch... read more

Yellowstone Tour Guides

P.O. Box 74

Yellowstone Tour Guides provide tours of gysers, wildlife habitat and other natural attractions that has made Yellowstone so famous... read more

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

201 South Canyon

Wolves and bears find a protected home at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, in West Yellowstone, Montana... read more

Gallatin Riverguides

47430 Gallatin Road

Gallatin Riverguides offers four-season fishing in the scenic Gallatin River... read more

Pompey's Pillar

Pompey's Pillar contains evidence that Lewis and Clark's expedition passed... read more

Pictograph Caves State Park

3401 Coburn Road

Take a short hike to a cave with 5,000 year old paintings made by area's earliest inhabitants... read more


swords land

The defining feature of Billings, the Rimrocks are a great place for walking, jogging, biking, and rock-climbing... read more

Big Sky Resort

Sluice Boxes State Park

People come to Sluice Boxes State Park to fly-fish, hike, swim... read more
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