This Montana City Is One of the Coolest In America
Some people, including locals, probably don't think this place is one cool city, but we have to disagree.
Montana probably has more small towns than most states in America and has the fewest cities. When it comes to cities, there is only a handful to choose from across the state. You have Missoula, Kalispell, Great Falls, Billings, Butte, Helena, and Bozeman. These places are technically cities by definition.
These cities are vastly different in the people who live there and the atmospheres. The downtown areas, the outdoor activities, and even the roads can feel different. That's why this list will make you roll your eyes or agree.
Thrillist made a list of the Coolest Small Cities in The United States, and one Montana city landed in the middle of the sixteen-city list. Their definition of a small city is a population of under 100,000 people.
One of the coolest small cities in the United States is Bozeman.
One of the funniest parts about reading why Bozeman was picked for this list is that Bozeman has flown under that radar but not for much longer. Bozeman hasn't been flying under the radar for years. The population has been steadily growing for years, and the show Yellowstone has made things even more chaotic.
Thrillist mentions Montana State University, Bridger Bowl, Yellowstone National Park, and other places of interest, and that's typical. Here's the deal, there is more to Bozeman than the usual fare. There are all the incredible downtown events, from Music on Main to the Christmas Stroll and the beautiful trails everywhere in Bozeman.
Most Bozeman locals will roll their eyes when they see this list and say that Bozeman lost its cool factor years ago. Here's the thing, where else would you find a cool small city in Montana?
Looking around, Helena is ok, and Missoula has many of the same problems as Bozeman. If we were looking for a smaller version of Bozeman, we would have to pick Whitefish.
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