9 miles northwest of Bozeman
Est. population 5,018 in 1998
Incorporated in 1906, this important wheat
shipping and milling center and one-time
home of the famed Belgrade Bucking Bull, was
established. A Serbian who purchased land in
the vicinity and who was on the special train
that took President Villard of the Northern
Pacific to Gold Creek for the ceremony of
driving the last spike, is claimed to have named
Belgrade after the capital of his country. The
first steel grain elevator in Montana was built
here in the summer of 1904 by the Gallatin
Milling Company. Gallatin County's airfield,
Gallatin Field, is adjacent to the town.
19 miles northwest of Bozeman
Est. population 1,380 in 1996
At first called Moreland, this town was given
its present name in January 1891 by a group of
New Yorkers who operated large landholdings
near the townsite under the name of the
Manhattan Company. Incorporated in 1911, it
was established in 1884 on the new railroad line.
Today Manhattan is an important agricultural
Gallatin Gateway, Montana
12 miles southwest of Bozeman
This agricultural and cattle shipping center
was originally named Salesville for Zachariah
Sales who settled there in 1865 and operated a
saw mill for logs floated down the West
Gallatin. its name was changed in 1927, when
it became the home of The Milwaukee
Railroad's Gallatin Gateway Inn and the
starting point for trips by bus through
Yellowstone National Park.
Big Sky, Montana
48 miles southwest of Bozeman
There's more to Big Sky than just "Skiing
the Sky." Big Sky, just 48 scenic miles
from Bozeman, offers a variety of
attractions year-round in one of Montana's
top recreation spots.
Big Sky and the Gallatin Canyon are
surrounded by some of America's most
pristine land. The Spanish Peaks Wilderness
area and the Yellowstone ecosystem help
comprise over 3 million acres of land set aside
forever for protection and enjoyment. Several
mountain peaks exceed 11,000 feet in the
area, including Big Sky's own Lone Peak at
11,188 feet. With this serving as your
backdrop, Big Sky real estate
finest in outdoor activity and grandeur.
Big Sky Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer,
presents an 18-hole challenge, and a treat, for golfers.
Tennis enthusiasts have two locations to choose from.
Five blue-ribbon trout streams grace the Canyon area, including
the Gallatin River, where the movie "A River Runs Through It"
was filmed. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are all
easily accessible at Big Sky.
Three Forks, Montana
30 miles northwest of Bozeman
Est. population 1,481 in 1996
Three Forks is situated at the Headwaters of the
Missouri River. It is the confluence of the Madison,
Gallatin and Jefferson Rivers.
Long-time use of this area by
Native American peoples and the early travels and adventures
of Lewis and Clark,
lead by Sacajawea, bring a colorful history to this small
community. Hundreds of
miles of Blue Ribbon trout streams are accessible from Three Forks.
The Madison, Gallatin, Jefferson and Missouri Rivers are
among the world's most famous.
Headwaters State Park, Madison Buffalo
Jump State Monument and Lewis and Clark Caverns
State Park, are just a few of the local natural wonders.
46 miles northwest of Bozeman
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