Historic Livingston is Easy to Love
Nestled against the Big Bend of the Yellowstone River, where Captain Clark camped in 1806, and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, Livingston has grown from it's humble beginnings as a trading post (a few miles downstream) to become the headquarters of the central division of the Northern Pacific Railroad and the original gateway to Yellowstone National Park in the heydey of American rail travel.
Nowadays, a tourist destination in it's own right, Livingston is a welcoming community full of entrepreneurial spirit and opportunity, where everyone from ranchers, sculptors, and fly fisherman to musicians, ski buffs, and chefs come together to be inspired by the beauty of our small city and the great wilderness that surrounds us.
Small Town Charm
Livingston's residents embrace the thriving downtown and give it a great sense of community.
Livingston is such a beautiful little town nestled between the mountains that many movies have been filmed here. A River Runs Through It (Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, directed by Robert Redford, won an Oscar for Best Cinematography), and Everything That Rises (Dennis Quaid, Mare Winningham, Meat Loaf) just to name a few!
Livingston hosts some amazing events every year. A community favorite is The Hoot which takes place in downtown Livingston in late summer. Food vendors line the streets, lots of kids events including a bouncy house and face painting, and live music which has in the past included: Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Ami Grant, John Mayer (on guitar), and our very own local songstress Joann Gardner to name a few. More information about this event can be viewed at: http://livingstonhoot.com/about-us/.
A local tradition and arguably the best time of year in Livingston, is during the Livingston Rodeo Roundup. Livingston really comes to life during the fourth of July with the Roundup Parade on July 2nd, followed by the Roundup Rodeo on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Crowds are entertained with professional bowl riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. The event is closed every night with an amazing firework show. For more information visit: https://livingstonroundup.com/.
We’re also close to great skiing with both Bridger Bowl https://bridgerbowl.com/ and Big Sky https://bridgerbowl.com/ an easy drive away.
Livingston is known for our world class fly fishing (http://dan-bailey.com/ ) and we will be hosting the International Federation of Fly Fishers fair again here this year, August 1st -5th. This link to the FFF fair, which is held at the high school, will give you some peeks at the interior of the school as well as the FFF museum:
Great links to the area:
Community Events Calendar: http://livingston-chamber.com/calendar/
Visit Livingston: http://www.visitlivingston.org/
Livingston Schools: http://www.livingston.k12.mt.us/
Big Sky Views
At the foothills of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Livingston is as diverse as it is picturesque