is a moderately populated city in the county of Gallatin in Montana
, in the United States. It is the official seat of Gallatin County and among the largest cities in Montana. Bozeman is the largest of all the Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Montana, and as the statistical areas, it comes third.
The city of Bozeman was established in 1864 and became incorporated in 1883 before being made an official government city in 1922. By 2001, Bozeman was raised to the status of an All-America City. Bozeman was named after John M. Bozeman, a famous pioneer, and frontiersman who was the first founder of the city and its iconic Bozeman Trail.
Bozeman is conveniently located in a geographical location that is surrounded by mountains and hills, natural forests and parks, and scenic outskirts that form the excellent tourist attraction spots. The Bridger Mountain Ranges, the snow-peaked Tobacco Root Mountains, and the ever-scenic Big Belt Mountains are some of the fantastic geographical landmarks of Bozeman. The rough Horseshoe Hills, the vast Gallatin Range, and the sprawling Madison Range add to more of the city's beauty.
More of the history and the cultural development of Bozeman can be obtained from the various museums and memorial spots across downtown Bozeman, and especially in the Montana State University Museum. The same goes for the iconic American Computer and Robotics Museums, the Siebel Dinosaur Complex, and the Gallatin History Museum.
Outdoor activities encompass hiking, biking, and skiing up and down the numerous trails on the Bridger Range and Spanish Peaks. The ever-inviting Bozeman Hot Springs provide for relaxation and luxury in its pools and therapeutic saunas for the whole family. Animal watching is another outdoor activity that visitors like to engage in, and the stunning elk, daring moose, and the beautiful big-horned sheep provide for the views.
The climate experienced in Bozeman is the dry continental one of Köppen Dfb. The general characteristics are warm to hot summers that are moderately dry and cold snowy winters. The wettest month is usually May
with 3.18 of average rainfall, and the driest month is February
with only 0.8" (20.3mm) of precipitation.
Winter begins in December
and stretches through February, and it has its temperature in the highs of 38.3°F (3.5°C) and lows of 23.2°F (-4.9°C). Snowfall is experienced in practically all of the months except for August
, measuring up to 42cm averagely on the snowiest month. Most days receive less than an inch of rainfall, allowing the skiing activities to o on uninterrupted.
Summer has the mercury rising to highs of 84.4°F (29.1°C) and dropping to 52.3°F (11.3°C) most nights. The days remain warm and lovely and are crowned with up to eight hours of sunshine, even with the somewhat chilly mornings and night.
Bozeman remains an all-year-round travel destination, thanks to its four distinct weather seasons. However, the tourist season seems to peak between June
, during the peak of summer. Besides the warm and pleasant weather, summer also has minimal rainfall and an excellent time to tour the city in detail. Another popular tourist time is between December and March
, during winter, because it is the official ski season.
One of the most commonly attended events is the Sweet Pea Festival that is held annually every August. The public is treated to fantastic performance concerts, theatre shows, dance performances, and fabulous parades.