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Family Activities and Local Attractions
Bozeman is a diverse blend of ranchers, artists, professors, students, ski and outdoor enthusiasts as well as entrepreneurs drawn to the area for its world class outdoor recreation, Montana State University and a feel of old fashioned Americana. Here are a few sites and activities to check out in Bozeman and the surrounding area.

Museum of the Rockies and Taylor Planetarium at MSU
www.museumoftherockies.org
406 994 2251
This Museum is home to the largest dinosaur collections in the world! It includes a living history farm, native american exhibits, planetarium, interactive play area for children, Lewis and Clark Challenge course, and ever-changing exhibits. Summer 2007 exhibits planned include:

  • Tutankhamun: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb-From the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt, the Field Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics
    This exhibit presents a beautiful selection of ceramics created by Pablo Picasso

The American Computer Museum
www.infotechmuseum.org
406 582 1288
This award winning museum brings together 20,000 years of technology through thousands of artifacts.

Pioneer Museum
www.pioneermuseum.org
406 522 8122
Explore Gallatin County history, located in the old county jail.

The Children’s Museum of Bozeman
www.cmbozeman.org
406 522 9087
Presents hands–on sensory exhibits and programs that foster imagination, curiosity, and creativity!

Bozeman Downtown Historic Walking Tour and shopping
49 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places next to thriving art galleries, boutiques, bistros and over 100 shops
www.historicbozeman.com
www.bozemanchamber.com

Bozeman Hot Springs
These are world famous natural hot springs to enjoy with family and friends
406 586 6492

Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
www.theemerson.org
406 587 9797

Bozeman Fish Technology Center
A state of the art research facility for fishery management
http://www.montanariveraction.org/fish-tech-center.html

406-587-9265

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
http://www2.montana.edu/shakespeare/
406 994 5885

Gallatin County Fair and Rodeo
A traditional county fair
406 582 3270
July 18-20

Art Walk downtown Bozeman
406 586 4008
July 13

Music on Main
Eight free summer concerts in downtown Bozeman
406 586 4008
July 12 & 26

Farmer’s Market at Fairgrounds
406 388 6701

Downtown Crazy Days
406 586 4008
July 20 & 21

Bozeman Trails
well maintained and easy to get to http://www.bozeman.net/parks/trail_links.aspx

Recreational opportunities
Golfing, Horseback riding
Hiking, Biking, Rafting and Kayaking
www.bozemanchamber.com
406 586 5421 (for a free guide)

Trout fishing 406 444 4720
www.fwp.state.mt.us
Campgrounds 406 522 2520
www.fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin
www.yellowstonecountry.net
www.visitbozeman.net

Day Trip and Montana Park information
Day Trip-Grant-Kohrs Ranch is a National Historic Site and a working cattle ranch that preserves these symbols and commemorates the role of cattlemen in American history.There is something for everybody to do at the ranch!
Deer Lodge
www.nps.gov/grko/
406 846 2070

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center-Not to be missed!
See live bears and wolves and get a fascinating glimpse into their worlds: this is not a roadside zoo! There are educational activities for the entire family and the sketching possibilities are endless for the wildlife artist/enthusiast. West Yellowstone
http://www.grizzlydiscoveryctr.org/

Montana State Parks
www.fwp.mt.gov/parks
406 444 3750
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park just one hour from Bozeman features some of the deepest and most spectacular limestone caverns in the Northwest. It offers summer campfire programs, hiking trails and tours.
406 287 3541

Missouri Headwaters State Park
Lewis and Clark camped for a week here in July of 1805. The confluence of the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin rivers form the Missouri River at this point.
406 994 4042

Designated and Non-designated Wilderness
Gallatin Canyon and mountain range, Hyalite canyon - the Big Sky area
This range forms the spine of an unbroken, 525,000-acre roadless wildland, containing a petrified forest. It is unsurpassed in rugged beauty, teeming with native fish and wildlife-- near Yellowstone
http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin/
406 995 3000, / 800 943 4111

Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
and the Emerson Grill

www.theemerson.org
406 587 9797

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area
Part of the Gallatin National Forest among others
406 522 2520

Yellowstone National Park
From Bozeman to Gardiner for the north gateway, or south to West Yellowstone. Need we say more?
Visitor information
307 344 7381
http://www.nps.gov/yell
http://www.yellowstoneassociation.org
http://www.yellowstoneassociation.org/institute
Camping reservations 307 344 7311

Glacier Park
A hikers paradise with over 700 miles of trails, offering pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes. http://www.nps.gov/glac
http://www.glacierinstitute.org

Grand Teton Park
This range rises more than 7000 feet above the valley of Jackson Hole Wyoming. Reservations fill quickly for the Park accommodations and campgrounds, so plan well ahead!
http://www.nps.gov/grte

General Montana travel information
1800 VISIT MT,
www.visitmt.com


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