The community of Manhattan is located in South Central Montana, 20 minutes west of Bozeman. It is surrounded by wide open spaces and rural roadways, offering stunning views of small family potato and dairy farms, wheat fields, sweeping mountain ranges, and lots of wildlife. Scenic views abound from the Horseshoe Hills, the Bridger Range and the snow-capped Spanish Peaks Wilderness. Special events, seasonal festivals and a thriving business community celebrate Manhattan’s heritage and rural lifestyle.
At 4200 feet you’ll enjoy the best of all four seasons here in our little valley. Manhattan is affectionately nicknamed the “Banana Belt” because of its benign climate. Spring weather brings vibrant blooming wild flowers followed by balmy summers with a mean temperature of 81 degrees in August. Crisp colorful autumns bring the promise of great fishing and wildlife viewing, while winter finds snowy peaks surrounding Manhattan – perfect for skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities.
What to do in Manhattan, Mt
The festival has evolved into an event beginning with a Fireman’s breakfast and includes the Big Sky Carver’s annual tent sale, a parade, a state invitational car show and ends with a Legion dance. The festival still includes lots of food, activities and music. Over the years, the raffle has expanded from three prizes to approximately 100 all of which are donated from area businesses.
Sir Scotts Oasis
Sir Scotts Oasis is where the locals go for great steaks! Reservations generally required. (406) 284-6929.
Big Sky Carvers
For those of you who have visited Big Sky Carvers Retail Store, known for their amazing duck carvings, and Christmas ornaments, they are now closed for walk ins. You can, however, shop online.