Before the late 1880's, these wide open
spaces enchanted mountain men and trappers.
Later ranchers and farmers came to the Paradise and
Shields Valleys to stake their claim on a piece of
the Rocky Mountain frontier. Miners sought gold
and many more followed the "iron horse" of the
Northern Pacific Railroad to find adventure and a
new way of life in the West.
A century ago, Livingston was the "original gateway
to Yellowstone National Park". The landscape
has changed a little since those early days, but
wildlife still roams through the countryside.
As in the past, the mountains continue to create a
spectacular backdrop for our open valleys and
flowing waters. Today, Livingston's Main
Street and historic districts evoke memories
of those early years through its grand old buildings
and vintage homes, Livingston Depot Center and
Yellowstone Gateway Museum.
Just 25 miles west, you'll find the bustling city of
Bozeman with additional vocation, education and
recreation opportunities: Montana
State University ; Gallatin Airport; skiing at
Bridger Bowl, Big Sky or Moon Light Basin; Bozeman
Symphony and Intermountain Opera Company.
52 miles south of Livingston is Yellowstone National
Park - "America's first playground".
The Livingston-Park County area has so much to
offer. Diversified businesses, good schools,
thriving art community, medical facilities, variety
of recreational opportunities, and strong sense of
"community" all make this part of big sky country a
great place enjoy life. Life is good in