Livingston is a historic railroad town revitalized by the arts. After the railroad left and the economy struggled in the 1980s, writers, painters, musicians, actors, and other artists moved to Livingston. Their creative outputs were fueled by the abundant natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and historic culture of the area. Today, Livingston has more books than people, more writers per capita than New York City, a vibrant live music and live theatre scene, and three times as many art galleries as stoplights!
Start your trip browsing Livingston’s rich array of arts and culture venues: a dozen art galleries, two year-round museums, six bookstores, and dozens of vintage, thrift, boutique, and western shops in historic Downtown. Follow the #LivingstonMuralTrail and enjoy Downtown Livingston’s public art. Catch a live music or theater performance, literary event, arts festival, or movie after enjoying dinner at one of Livingston’s many ethnic, rustic, casual, or fine-dining restaurants or two breweries. Enjoy a restful night at historic, budget or deluxe lodging.
Take a drive south to Paradise Valley, pull over at fishing access and historic markers along the way to take photos, and marvel at the beauty of the Absaroka Mountains and the Yellowstone River flowing through it that has inspired generations of artists of all disciplines, many who have chosen to call this Valley home. Choose a seasonal class or activity at Chico Hot Springs or Sage Lodge, and enjoy a soak or swim at Chico Hot Springs or Yellowstone Hot Springs.