Located in the southwestern part of Montana, Bozeman is the fourth largest city in the state. The Museum of the Rockies is one of the popular places in the city, and draws thousands of visitors each year. It has the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils and research and is well-known for its paleontological collections. The museum houses some of the world’s most famous dinosaur specimens including Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops. The museum's collections focus on the physical and the cultural history of the Rocky Mountains as well as the people and animals that lived there as early as 500 million years ago. It showcases both permanent and moving exhibits. The permanent exhibits of the museum include Enduring Peoples, highlights the life of American Indians on the Northern Plains and near the Rocky Mountains; History of the Northern Rocky Mountain Region, whose inhabitants included Native Americans, fur traders, gold seekers and early settlers; Living History Farm, home to magnificent Heirloom Gardens; and the Taylor Planetarium, a 104-seat domed theater. You can then go to Montana Arboretum and Gardens, not too far from there. It is located on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. The arboretum features native plants from the north Rocky Mountain region, the Northern Plains and drier areas of Montana. It also includes a Xeriscape garden as well as many established large specimens. Some of the plants in the arboretum include Acer rubrum, Amelanchier alnifolia, Caragana arboresens, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Juniperus chinensis, Juniperus communis and Rosa rugosa among others.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is offering great deals for Bozeman residents. At Enterprise, you have more choice when you rent a car since you are looking at a large collection of vehicles varied in makes and models. Just make your reservation online and pick up your car from the Enterprise location near you.
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Bozeman offers plenty of natural sports and activities for the outdoor enthusiasts. When you are visiting Bozeman, be sure to take a tour with Yellowstone Safari Company. It offers private Yellowstone Park wildlife tours and Lewis and Clark tours in Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park. They provide personalized tour for individuals, groups and organizations using custom vehicles and boats specially equipped for wildlife watch. These tours are very educational and recreational, focus on wildlife, natural history and cultural history expeditions. If you enjoy skiing then you need to stop by the Bridger Bowl. It is a ski area located north of Bozeman in the Bridger Range of southern Montana. It provides both tourists and locals with affordable skiing, great terrain and outstanding snowfall. It is named after well-known mountain man Jim Bridger. Bridger boasts about its legendary expert-only skiing terrain known as "The Ridge". There are six sections of the ridge: Schlasman's, D Route, C Route, B Route, A route and Hidden Gully Areas. An avalanche beacon and shovel are required if you want to ski or snowboard the ridge. Most of the ridge offers hiking terrain. Information on skiing The Ridge can be found in a book called Stepping Up - A Guide to The Ridge at Bridger Bowl. Your next stop could be Montana Grizzly Encounter. It is a Grizzly Bear Rescue and Education Sanctuary in Bozeman. Founded in 2004, it provides a spacious and natural home for rescued grizzlies. You can go with the whole family and learn about grizzly bears in a beautiful mountain setting. It offers free tours and educational programs for school children. Thousands of children learn about grizzly bear safety and conservation each year from these programs.