Lots to do
Winter can be a little cold!
Well, you can't but to have fun!
Located on Montana state university, the museum of the rockies is an interesting way to spend a few hours. We happened to be there when the King Tut exhibit was there but it was the last weekend for it to be there. Maybe that is why or maybe because it was Labor day weekend, but that place was packed! They also have a large dinosaur exhibit (quite...more
Day hikes all over in Hyalite canyon, just outside of Bozeman. It is so beautiful up there, we hiked to history rock which is carved with names and dates supposedly dating back to the 1880's however the earliest date we could find was 1930. We also hikes to Palisade falls. That trail is supposed to be handicapped accessible but even if it is 4 feet...more
After five years here (OK, so maybe I'm a little baised) I still think MSU is one of the pretties campuses around. Whether it's the beautiful mountains visible in nearly every direction, the usual sunny day and "big sky" feeling, or well kept up campus, I think you'll enjoy spending some time wandering around here. For an afternoon or an entire...more
Here in the Boiling River you can comfortably soak all day in the natural hot water, even if it's a blinding blizzard outside! On clearer days you can look up to the magnificant mountains of Yellowstone National Park and see rams, deer, elk, and other wildlife. If no one else is there, find the small caves on the river bank that you can tuck into...more
A friend had recommended the Montana Ale Works and we enjoyed a pleasant dinner there. A very popular spot judging by how long we waited for a table. A large menu and a vast array of both locally brewed beers and domestic and imports.We were pretty tired by the time we sat down after driving to/around and from yellowstone in a day so we ate...more
Two locations in Bozeman, one on college ave right across from the university, the other in the Rocking R bar downtown Bozeman. The college ave. one is the one we went to, it is built into an old house and has outdoor seating. It is extremely busy. The 1/2 of cheese steak sub that me and my husband split was still too much food, I mean the portions...more
The "whole in the wall place that has amazing food" of Bozeman. This is a must have for me and my family. I was not allowed in the house when home visiting from school unless I had a Cheese Steak for my family. They server some of the biggest sandwiches I've ever eaten, and they taste good too. Pickle Barrel has had the same menu since they opened...more
I believe they serve lunch and maybe dinner here as well, but I've only ever been here for breakfast. I don't normally enjoy breakfast foods, but I will gladly eat everything on my plate from Cateye. Their Croissant french toast is to die for. Yes, croissant french toast. Yumm. They have a wide variety of omlettes to choose from and all that I've...more
This restaurant opened in 2008...and is definitely worth a stop. The steak and bison burgers have earned it a solid reputation and the dark wood and slughtly posh interior make it a bit unique for Bozeman. I would say that the Downtown has been needing a steakhouse and this seems to fit the bill. Yes, it's owned by Ted Turner, yes the prices are a...more
* As of June 2009, the owner - Jon - was serving pizza out of Wild Joe's Coffee House on Main Street. To my knowledge, his storefront is still open. But, call ahead to make sure this is true in the future.This little storefront produces arguably the best pizza in Bozeman. Jon's a New Yorker who ran the pizzeria out of his apartment until he was ......more
The Bistro has a reputation for being upscale and expensive. It is definitely quality - but it's not as expensive as its reputation suggests. The staff are friendly and very helpful and the atmosphere is relaxed. I would highly recommend this for a night out. Perhaps it's a small stretch the budget, but a quick glance at the menu shows that you can...more
There are plenty of options listed on the crowded blackboards in this Bozeman staple. You order, pay, and wait for your food, which can be made to-go as well. The tables are purple, with a vintage feel. At the end, you bus your own table, and can make use of the stacks of to-go boxes. It's definitely a college hangout and feels like a cafe. But, in...more
This little restaurant is a no-frills place but neatly kept. The draw is the food, well-priced to be a study break for your average Montana State University student. In a town where there are few genuinely ethnic options, this is a very nice break from the steakhouses and chains. I absolutely love the yaki soba noodles (noodles with vegetables if...more
The is a great breakfast/lunch spot with a good selection of eggs dishes, soup, salad and sandwiches. The interior is bright and there's lots of art to distract you if the service is slow. The cafe is new within the last 2 years but is a great addition to a very lively downtown. Take an hour or two to stroll the main street and walk off the...more
This is my favorite restaurant in Bozeman...and it's somewhere really high on my "World" list, too. Dave himself is often behind the counter, joined by an ever-shifting staff of college kids rolling the biggest sushi I've ever seen.The restaurant is tiny, the atmosphere is funky and the staff are polite and super cool. It's not the sort of place to...more
We wanted to drink a beer but we had our dog with us. We found this place with outdoor seating where the dog was welcome and the beer was cheap. $10 for a pitcher of Bozeman brewerys finest. The pizza was ok we did not taste anything else but it smelled great. The microbrews.more
Obviously a family run place that just recently opened. Very fresh tasting Mexican food, not too expensive, pleasant atmosphere. I had beef chimichanga which was excellent, my husband had chicken enchiladas that were not as good. They have a great Mexican condiment bar with red and green salsas of varying hotness.more
As commented on by Oceanlover previously, I checked out this restaurant in Belgrade, MT. It is on Jackrabbit Lane, address 6220 Jackrabbit Lane, approximately 1/2 a mile off the I-90 exit of 298, or Belgrade. The boy of 8 years of age sat us, and kept our chips and cokes full. The man with a glass eye took our order and returned shortly thereafter....more
In nearby Belgrade, a local Montana Mexican chain has a great little outpost. It's the best Mexican I've had since I moved away from Los Angeles a couple years back. It's attached to a bar (so don't sit along the right wall if you can help it, cough cough), but the food is worth all the little quirks. Sometimes the waiters / busboys are boys of 8...more
The airport is actually NW of the city and is closer to Belgrade than to Bozeman. The airport is looking to expand right now. They are trying to put customs into the airport so that international flights can come into it, but this is still in the exploratory area.
When you get to the airport you still have about an hour an 1/2 drive to the park. There are two different routes you can take. If you are going in through West Yellowstone go east out of the airport and go to Belgrade and then turn south that road will take you to West Yellowstone. This is a really pretty drive.
If you are going in through Gardner, turn west, get onto the interstate at Bozeman. Drive to Livingston (22 miles) and turn south to Gardner. This takes you over a pass with some really fun corners, even for an interstate.
This shop opened Fall 2008. It's small - but nicely furnished and well-organized. It's a place to find designer brands - used - for reasonable prices. I loved the chance to see brands that aren't available in Bozeman. And, the majority of the clothes and shoes appeared to be in great shape - the items I purchased appear almost new.One of the owners...more
This jewelry store is not just a jewelry store, its an art gallery! The jewelry that is on display is miles away from the generic pieces sold in the big chains. The store is set up in a very comfortable and welcoming way. They sell just about everything you need to meet your jewelry needs. Necklaces, rings, bracelets, you name it. They have some...more
This store is relatively new to the Bozeman area but fills a niche for great imported food and wine. The store specializes are in those hard-to-find products from Italy and Europe but also carries American oils and other products inspired by European cuisine.Can you tell I worked there for a summer? ATI is a great place to stock up for a dinner...more
A great hike starting from just a few minutes north of Bozeman. Winds its way up Sypes Canyon for a few miles then intersects the Bridger Foothills trail, where you can go right and in 4 miles be at the "M" (pictures on my main Bozeman page) or left to Middle Cottonwood Canyon. Or, keep going straight and head towards Baldy Mountain. The further...more