Bozeman Attractions
Hyalite Canyon Recreation Area
Hyalite Reservoir, Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman Montana
Hyalite Reservori and the Gallatin Mountain Range

Hyalite Canyon is a popular playground for Montana State University and other Bozeman locals and one visit the Hyalite Canyon will demonstrate why. Hyalite Canyon is exceptional to Montana's recreational areas in its accessibility, enjoyment for all ages and capabilities, and in its glaciated carved valley. The canyon is stunning in its beauty and splendor, a great getaway for all to enjoy.

Hyalite reservoir is the centerpiece and hub for canyon activities and National Forest Campgrounds. Built in the 1940's the reservoir has a hold capacity of 8,000 acre-feet of water. Hyalite Reservoir is used for drinking water for the city of Bozeman and to irrigate the Gallatin Valley. Its waters offer great trout fishing spots and gorgeous vantage points for photographing its majestic mountains.

10,000-foot mountain peaks, creeks, streams, lakes and a plethora of waterfalls, surround the Hyalite Drainage Recreational Area. The hikes to Blackmore Lake, Palisade Falls, Emerald and Heather Lakes the trail to Hyalite Lake all lie in the Hyalite Canyon.

Montana Grizzly Encounter
Montana Grizzly EncounterThe Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and education sanctuary in Bozeman, Montana. It was founded in 2004 to provide a spacious and natural home for rescued grizzlies. At the same time it provides a place where the public can come and learn about grizzly bears as they watch the majestic animals "up close" in a beautiful mountain setting. The Grizzly Encounter is also open to school groups free of charge. Each year thousands of children learn about grizzly bear safety and conservation. In this way Brutus and the Grizzly Encounter are doing their best to help insure that there will be wild bears in our forests for generations to come.
Yellowstone National Park
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Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world.
Preserved within Yellowstone are Old Faithful Geyser and some 10,000 hot springs and geysers, the majority of the planet's total. These geothermal wonders are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes; its last eruption created a crater or caldera that spans almost half of the park.

An outstanding mountain wildland with clean water and air, Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and wolf, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk. It is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet.

The human history of the park dates back 12,000 years. The events of the last 130 years of park history are reflected in the historic structures and sites associated with various periods of park administration and visitor facilities development.

Grand Teton National Park
Fall colors, golden aspen, Grand Teton National Park

Established in 1929, Grand Teton National Park emerged from a complicated and controversial series of events. The park first consisted of the mountain range and several glacial lakes. Later the valley floor was protected as Jackson Hole National Monument. The two areas were combined in 1950.
Today the park encompasses nearly 310,000 acres and protects the Teton Range, Jackson Hole (mountain valley), a 50-mile portion of the Snake River, seven morainal lakes, over 100 backcountry and alpine lakes, and a wide range of wildlife and plant species.
The park is also rich in a cultural history that includes seven eras of human history: early peoples (paleo-indians), Native Americans (modern tribes), fur trappers, homesteaders, ranchers/farmers, conservationists, and recreationalists. Climbing, hiking and backpacking, camping, fishing, wildlife and bird watching, horseback riding, boating on Jackson and Jenny Lakes, rafting on the Snake River, bicycling, and photography are all common activities in the area.
About 4 million visitors enjoy the park each year, most visit between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day.

Regional Wildlife
grizzly bearsNowhere else in the United States, including Alaska, can the casual visitor observe such a striking diversity of "charismatic mega-fauna" (the large mammals) that abound in this region, Bald eagles, golden eagles, black bear, the elusive cougar, the wolverine, the pine marten and the gray wolf. Jackson Hole and Yellowstone are home to that most formidable icon of wildness, the grizzly bear. The region also hosts the largest herds of elk in North America and is one of the few remaining areas in the lower 48 states where the grizzly bear still roams in significant numbers, and is home to the largest free-ranging herd of bison in the lower 48 states.
Custer National Forest
Absaroka LakeHave a great hiking adventure along the Highland Trail, obviously you could also have a look at Alpine Lake since you're here; it's not far at all. Custer National Forest has lovely nature scenery for your viewing satisfaction. Fun pursuits are bountiful; there's always something for everybody to love. At Custer National Forest you find a heap of outdoors recreation, so you could have a heap of fun. Hiking along the Pyramid Trail is glorious fun. West Fork West Boulder River is a stream that you may come across while here; a lake nearby is West Boulder
Lake.

Gallatin National Forest
sild-skein fallsLocated in southern Montana, the Gallatin National Forest has snowy peaks, alpine meadows, and scenic canyons. The Forest is brimming with abundant wildlife, dense timbered valleys and ridges with rugged peaks climbing to nearly 10,000 feet. Recreational activities like hiking, fishing, and snow sports are popular, while some of the streams are excellent for paddlers.
Music Villa
Music Villa, bozeman MontanaMusic Villa is located in beautiful downtown Bozeman, Montana. Home of the Gibson Acoustics Premier Showroom, we are a full line dealer selling quality musical products for everyone from beginner to expert and hobbyist to collector. Our web site shows just a sample of our large inventory, so if you are interested in a product that you dont see here, please feel free to call us at 406-587-4761, Email us or just stop by if you are in the neighborhood! .................I did and the owner let me in to see the Gibsons even though he was closed and knowing that I was a looker and not a buyer. He is so proud of his product he personally showed me his pride and joys that wen't on the showroom floor. If I can ever afford a musical piece of art, I am buying it in Bozeman at Music Villa. - Publisher - Greater Yellowstone Resource Guide.
Museum of the Rockies
Montana and the Northern Rockies are changing by the minute. The Museum of the Rockies believes that we need to safeguard the objects from our past that tell the stories of this remarkable place, those that remind us who we are and where we came from. We believe in challenging visitors to understand how objects that carry messages from our past can change the way we see the present, and the future.
The Pioneer Museum

The Gallatin Historical Society, founded in 1977, moved into two rooms in the county jail building in 1979. Built in 1911, the jail was already considered an historic structure. When prisoners were moved to new quarters in January 1982, the county commissioners granted the Society use of the entire building for the Pioneer Museum.

Since 1982, the Pioneer Museum has offered a variety of changing exhibits portraying earlier days in the Gallatin Valley. The Society sponsors various programs throughout the year, including the annual History Conference. The Society is also active with an ambitious outreach program, sending exhibits of photographs and artifacts to fairs, banks, schools, and conferences.

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

The Emerson curates and hosts art exhibitions of significant community value. Emerging and established contemporary artists of regional and national recognition exhibit their work in the Emerson's three gallery venues: the Jessie Wilber Gallery, Weaver Room, and Emerson Lobby.

The Emerson displays a variety of exhibitions representing both traditional and innovative techniques, media, and content, with the intent of appealing to diverse audiences. As a non-profit art center, our galleries are educational in focus. Each exhibit is tailored to a specific target audience as well as being of general public interest. Our exhibitions program as a whole is meaningful to viewers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The Emerson is also committed to deepening the understanding of the visual arts through educational outreach associated with our exhibits, such as gallery tours, artist presentations, workshops, classes, gallery text and exhibit brochures.

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