WHAT TO DO WHILE STAYING IN BOZEMAN
As much as it is a showcase for leading independent cinema from around the world, BZN International Film Festival also a celebration of the delights of Bozeman, Montana. Nestled in the stunning Gallatin Valley, Bozeman has become one of the leading destinations in the American West. A mere 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park, 60 miles from the famous Chico Hot Springs and just 15 miles north of the Hyalite Canyon (famous for its pristine waterfalls and robust wildlife), Bozeman is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Fishing enthusiasts need look no further than Livingston, a charming town a mere 25 miles from Bozeman that offers some of the best fishing in Montana. Historians will relish Virginia City, a beautifully preserved ghost town now declared a National Historic Landmark District.
In town, Bozeman offers a bustling Main Street bursting with local merchants, expertly curated art galleries and some of the best restaurants in the state. BZN Patrons can enjoy a breakfast at a local brunch spot, catch a film at MSU campus in the early afternoon, enjoy light bites at a gallery party for Passholders, and then relax at an evening screening at any of BZN’s downtown venues – including the recently renovated Rialto, a historic and hugely popular local concert and film venue.
Bozeman merchants, restaurants and bars will offer generous discounts to Passholders to enjoy between screenings, and BZN has partnered with local area trusts to provide directions to some of Bozeman’s most popular trails and hikes; information on accessing Yellowstone and other local attractions will also be provided.
In addition, BZN has partnered with several local hotels to offer discounted rates to those attending BZN. Please visit the our lodging page to learn more about securing these rates: Lodging in Bozeman
New to town? New to trails? Simply want to explore with some new friends? Discovery Walks are for you! These one-hour, guided walks will help you discover the 80+ miles of trail on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. These walks are a great introduction to the world of activities and hobbies right outside your back door.