Just northwest of Belgrade is the tiny mountain town of Manhattan, Montana. Manhattan is bordered by the Horseshoe Hills to the north, and the Bridger Range to the east. To the south lies the Spanish Peaks Wilderness.
With a population of only 1,300, Manhattan easily retains its Old West Charm.
Today, the main industries of Manhattan include seed potatoes, dairy, wheat, and cattle. Manhattan also offers specialty foods, woodcarvings, and artisan crafts. Its quaint mountain town atmosphere attracts many tourists.
Manhattan MT can be found along the I 90 corridor just 20 miles northwest of Bozeman. This places it in an ideal location for a day trip or afternoon trip from Bozeman.
Manhattan is small with limited services and amenities. Lodging is hard to find and there are limited places to eat. However, within a short drive, just 9 miles to Belgrade and another 10 to Bozeman, you can enjoy the quaint western feel of this charming small town in an afternoon outing.
Among the many outdoor sports that Manhattan offers, blue ribbon trout fishing is of the most popular. Even the most skilled anglers are drawn to the spectacular terrain and access to rivers and streams. Hundreds of miles of hiking and biking are also available in the surrounding national forests.
The authentic rustic atmosphere of Manhattan makes even the most ordinary tasks such as mailing a postcard or eating ice cream seem exotic.
The Manhattan Area Museum is located in an intimate building and gives visitors a taste of the railroad and rural roots of the area. The museum is open during the summer months.
Manhattan's central location provides easy access to many popular area attractions. Within just a short drive, you can reach the headwaters of the Missouri, Madison Buffalo Jump, Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort, Bridger Bowl, Lewis and Clark Caverns, and acres of national forests.
To get to Bozeman from Manhattan, drive southeast on I 90 for a distance of 20 miles. Along the way, you will pass through the community of Belgrade.