Town of Manhattan and Surrounding Area
Located in the heart of the Gallatin Valley
1691 (Estimated 2016)
Year Potato Festival Began
Manhattan is located 20 miles to the west of Bozeman and is a quaint agricultural community with a growing manufacturing sector. For history buffs, there is a wealth of information in local museums, libraries and state parks about the Lewis and Clark Expedition who explored this area in the summers of 1805 and 1806. Views are open and sweeping from the greater Manhattan area, with the rolling Horseshoe Hills to the north, the Bridger Mountains to the east, the Tobacco Root Mountains to the west and the northern Madison Range to the south. Fly-fishing is easily accessible on the Gallatin River, just north of town. Special community events such as the Manhattan Potato Festival celebrate its heritage and rural lifestyle.