Livin’ It Up
The quaint town of Livingston, Mont., has attracted cowboys, ranchers, the rich and famous and artists enamored by the scenery for more than 100 years. It’s also been featured in A River Runs Through It, The Horse Whisperer and Marlboro advertisements.
Here are the top three places to stop.
1. Yellowstone Gateway Museum
Housed in a 1907 schoolhouse, this museum contains items from 12,000 years ago to present day and explores the history of the area and Yellowstone National Park; yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org.
2. The Murray Hotel and Bar
Built in 1904, this legendary hotel ranks as one of chef Anthony Bourdain’s favorite in the world. Singer John Mayer has even shown up at the hotel bar with his guitar. It’s home to the upscale 2nd Street Bistro; murrayhotel.com.
3. Katabatic Brewing Co.
Stop here for a microbrew and order dinner from Fiesta en Jalisco, a Mexican restaurant next door. It’s named after the katabatic winds [meaning “cooling” winds] that sweep through the area; katabaticbrewing.com.
For more information:
Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce
Convention and Visitor Bureau
303 E. Park St, Livingston MT 59047