Location: On Interstate I-90 in the Gallatin Valley in southwestern Montana; 82 miles east of Butte, 142 miles west of Billings, 90 miles north of West Yellowstone. Population: 30,750. Visitor Information: Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce, 2000 Commerce Way Bozeman, MT 59715; Phone: (406) 586- 5421 or (800) 228-4224; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.bozemanchamber.com
Bozeman is one of the most diverse and beautiful small towns in the Rocky Mountain West, blessed with an eclectic mix of ranchers, artists, professors, ski enthusiasts and entrepreneurs drawn here by world class recreation, Montana State University and a slice of old fashioned Americana. The town’s spectacular mountain setting makes it a popular ski destination area and movie film location. Bozeman has been ranked Number 7 on the "50 Best Places to Live" list by Men’s Journal magazine.
Museum of the Rockies (MOR) at MSU showcases a world renowned natural history collection with one of the finest and most extensive dinosaur fossil collections in the US. Named “Montana’s most entertaining museum” by Lonely Planet, MOR is perhaps best known for its paleontology program led by the scientific advisor on all the Jurassic Park movies, Dr. Jack Horner. A permanent exhibit of “The Tyrant Kings” places MOR among only a handful of museums in the world to display a fossilized T. rex skeleton. One of the most spectacular and complete specimens ever unearthed, Montana’s T. rex stands 12 feet tall and 40 feet long. The exhibit also displays skulls that show the growth of T. rex, from juvenile specimens to the largest ever discovered.
Montana Grizzly Encounter is a rescue and education sanctuary founded in 2004 to provide a spacious and natural home for rescued grizzlies and to offer the public a place to come and learn about grizzly bears as they watch the majestic animals up close in a beautiful mountain setting. This is the loving home to celebrity bear “Brutus”.