Livingston is an historic train town revitalized by the arts along the Yellowstone River among four stunning mountain ranges. It’s been the year-round gateway to Yellowstone National Park for over a century and a perfect home base for winter play, conveniently located between the airport hubs of Bozeman and Billings, Montana. All entrances to Yellowstone National Park are now open for travel and the Park is magical in the winter! 

Winter is the ideal time to visit Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding wilderness areas. The crowds are gone, lodging and restaurants are relaxed and quiet, and wildlife is performing their seasonal rituals. 

Livingston is a winter wonderland for both outdoor adventure and surprisingly sophisticated lodging, dining, shopping and arts. Local’s favorite winter recreation includes; cross country skiing or snowshoeing, dog sled rides, ice skating, and soaking in outdoor Paradise Valley hot springs. 

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Livingston’s lodging options are diverse, ranging from the historic Downtown Murray Hotel – Anthony Bourdain’s pick for top ten hotels in the world – to luxury lodging, family budget options, and small Western themed motels. 

Things to Do in Livingston

Tour Livingston’s Yellowstone Gateway history museum and dozens of art galleries. Treasure hunt in downtown boutiques to score vintage, handcrafted and upcycled bespoke goods, records and books, handmade chocolate, gifts and toys galore, snazzy western wear and practical winter gear, unique art, locally made brews and foods – and you will likely meet the business owner or maker in person as there are no chain businesses downtown.  

Livingston is a foodie paradise, enjoy sushi and seafood, rustic steak houses, vintage cafés, bakeries, and plenty of coffee shops, bars and two breweries. 

Enjoy Montana’s legendary big sky at night with stories around a campfire, star gazing, boogieing to live music, and a Montana must – soaking in hot springs. Come experience epic in Livingston!