Downtown Bozeman

Downtown Bozeman: Hours, Address, Downtown Bozeman Reviews: 4.5/5

Downtown Bozeman
4.5
Historic Walking Areas
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Mike S.
18 contributions
Sep 2020
I grew up here four decades ago and it is not anything like my childhood memories. High quality restaurants, intriguing shops, great art galleries, and live entertainment venues abound. They were all just wish list items for me back then, which is why my wife and I left for "greener pastures." Now we wish we had stayed. Access to nearby blue ribbon trout streams, excellent ski resorts and Yellowstone Park are only an hour or two drive away. Endless hikes in the nearby mountains range from easy to technically challenging, and the picturesque lakes and waterfalls that they unlock for you just beckon the outdoor lover trapped inside. Visit Bozeman in the late summer or early fall to get the best weather. Christmas is beautiful and milder temps than you might think. Avoid the spring season, as the weather is too volatile then. The local real estate prices are climbing fast and soon will be north of ANY city in the country. So enjoy it while it still remains habitable, for soon the "crush" of tourists will be simply oppressive.
Written May 11, 2021
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Stephanie R
Newport News, VA4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were in town for a few days for a wedding. It happened to be same time at the Sweet Pea festival, there was live music, food and crafts. There are many great restaurants there, my fav was Jam. Good shopping for gifts and souvenirs. And, great coffee shops and bars. Something for everyone.
Written August 17, 2021
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Nostalgiyeah
Bellevue, WA1,640 contributions
Jun 2021
Downtown Bozeman has an excellent vibe. Bozeman is a small town and the downtown area is a beautiful adornment to the city. There are a number of retail shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants lining the main street. This is definitely a happening place as was evidenced by the crowds during our visit on a weekend evening. There are old brick buildings and newer style buildings in downtown. We enjoyed walking along the main street, enjoying the evening sun and soaking in the energy from the crowds. One thing that surprised me is that a number of the boutiques and galleries seemed to close early (even though restaurants were open and that's where the crowds were). There were a number of shops selling clothing and outdoor gear. While street parking was free and we found a parking spot easily, I can imagine that it might be difficult to find a spot on the street on crowded evenings.
Written August 1, 2021
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Sharon M
Arlington, MA632 contributions
May 2022
Downtown Bozeman is quaint but offers everything you would want - western city with shops, souvenirs, restaurants etc. There are a few pubs/breweries which were all nice to stop in and try some different beer that you may not find at home.

It's small enough that you can walk from end to end. We stayed at a hotel on the main street and it was very convenient to be able to walk around town.
Written May 22, 2022
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48thAnniversary
Meridian, ID638 contributions
Jun 2021
After leaving our hotel and heading for the freeway we decided to check out the historic downtown before heading east. What a pleasant surprise! At 9:30 in the morning the town was bustling and many people already out walking. Loved the old buildings and just the feel of this town. So many interesting shops to browse. Wish we could have lingered awhile but heading to the east coast and needed to get on the road.
Written June 15, 2021
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Karen P
Omaha, NE12 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Downtown Bozeman is a blast from the past with a touch of contemporary thrown in. A mix of retail, restaurants and bars. Summertime on Thursday’s is Music on Main which is a must attend good time.
Written November 17, 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,536 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
It is an attractive downtown at first glance, but when you go shopping around, the higher end stores seem to be the norm. A nice smattering of restaurants and bars, do spend a couple of hours wandering around. My wife thought it was great, but she loves to shop. Just seems like it’s missing some of that old Western charm. And the bums hanging out do not add to the charm.
Written July 25, 2020
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Kathryn K
Savage, MN3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We liked seeing the downtown area. But there was not enough parking. So trying to stop & stop in at any business anywhere was difficult. Plus delivery trucks were parked in the streets, so traffic was stopped and hard to get around...
People were friendly though.

Do go visit "Pete's hill". When you walk up to the top, the view was great!
Written October 2, 2020
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mi1954
Bozeman, MT20 contributions
Apr 2020
Things are quiet now with stay at home orders, but usually downtown is lively with many a fine selection of bars, restaurants and shopping all within a short walking distance. Plus there are new hotels going up where you can walk to everything. There is everything you need here with the buildings dating back to the 1800s. Don't forget to take in a show, play, musical, opera or whatever is playing at the historic Ellen theater.
Written April 3, 2020
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GlobetrottingMan
Minnesota138 contributions
Jun 2020
Coming to Bozeman directly from Cody, Wyoming (and thoroughly enjoying their quaint and fun downtown) I was really looking forward to walking downtown Bozeman. But I wound up being very disappointed because the vast majority of the stores are the "froo froo" type. If anybody knows the Twin Cities (Minnesota), then you'll get the comparison when I say Bozeman is like Edina, but what I wanted and was expecting was Stillwater. Other than a good ice cream place (Genuine Ice Cream) and a couple bars, it was all just a bunch of stores for women with purse dogs.
Written July 29, 2020
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