Located 30 miles to the east of Bozeman is the City of Livingston, located between the Bridger, Gallatin and Crazy Mountain ranges and bordered by the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area.
The longest free flowing river in the United States, the Yellowstone River, flows right through town. Main Street and the historic districts are reminders the city's bygone golden era. The downtown buildings from the 1880s and 90s still stand as a testimony of the old west and give Livingston its special turn-of-the-century charm. Railroad enthusiasts flock to Livingston to immerse themselves in the railroad history of the area.
Because of its historic flavor and beautiful natural surroundings, Livingston was a set location for the films 'A River Runs Through It' and 'The Horse Whisperer'. Livingston is an intersection of Montana living and the arts, with many fine artists, musicians and writers calling the area home. The downtown area of Livingston has over 15 art galleries, and there are over 200 artisans throughout Park County.
Paradise Valley unfolds to the south of Livingston, featuring blue ribbon fly-fishing on the Yellowstone River, hot springs at Chico and numerous trails to explore in the Absaroka Mountains. The southern end of the valley plays host to the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park at Gardiner.