Experience Livingston, Montana.
Choose your own adventure in the heart of Paradise
Livingston Montana is the original historic gateway to Yellowstone National Park and your year-round home base for epic recreation and culture, rustic or refined dining, lodging and shopping. Choose your own adventure!
Livingston is an historic train town that's been revitalized by the arts. It is nestled along the majestic Yellowstone River surrounded by four stunning mountain ranges. It's an ideal home base for trips to Yellowstone National Park (just 55 miles away) and is conveniently located between Bozeman and Billings.
EAT & DRINK
A foodie paradise. Choose from farm-to-table restaurants and markets with vegan options, fine dining, ethnic foods, rustic steakhouses, sushi and seafood, gourmet wine shops and a regional beer store, vintage burger joints, traditional cafes, European style bakeries, and plenty of coffee shops, bars and two breweries.
Livingston is the playground for cowboys and ranchers, movie stars and musicians, writers and artists. Visitors, locals, and legends are treated to the same casual, small-town friendliness.
SEIZE THE DAY
Go beyond Yellowstone to access wild and scenic places off the beaten path year-round from Livingston including hundreds of miles of Forest Service trails accessible from several dozen trailheads, fourteen fishing access sites, and Bridger Bowl ski resort; all under an hour drive. We're also the historic and year-round gateway to Yellowstone National Park, a beautiful 55 mile drive through legendary Paradise Valley alongside the Yellowstone River between the Absaroka and Gallatin Mountain Ranges.
Livingston Montana is situated on the common ancestral homelands of Siouan, Salish, Shoshone, and Algonquian speaking Nations whose ancestors forged a universal sign language and have shared this place since time immemorial. Seasonal bison migration to and from the abundant natural resources of the Elk River region made for fertile hunting ground and a traditional place for First Peoples to gather for ceremony, trade, to share stories, and maintain kinship ties.
We honor the path they have always shown in caring for this land and waterways and we acknowledge that our present and future must include and recognize indigenous people in a way that our past has not. We recognize with regret the oppressive history inflicted upon—and the continued dispossession of—Indigenous Peoples and animals from this land by European and American colonization. We appreciate with gratitude ancient Native wisdom—our fundamental connection to the grass, wind, and water—knowledge long disdained and dismissed, yet crucial for healing and for nurturing future generations.
Learn more about traditional territories on which you stand: https://native-land.ca/
Special thanks to Dr. Shane Doyle, Apsáalooke, for his time, insight, and the Danforth Museum of Art for sharing Dr. Doyle's guidance and their land acknowledgment. You can make a gift to Native American Studies at Montana State University here.
ALL ARE WELCOME
All are welcome in Livingston. If you are a person with a disability and experience access issues or if you experience discrimination in our community based on your gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or religion, please let us know so that we can address your experience with the business owner or location.
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