Don’t Miss These Only-In-Casper Experiences

 

Casper is not only the heart of the Cowboy State, it’s Wyoming’s hub of culture, commerce and creativity. With so much to do, it might be hard to know where to start. We’re here to help. We’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 things to do on your Casper vacation.

 

1. Get a Taste of Casper

With right around 196 restaurants in town, you wont leave town hungry. With a cuisine for just about any palate, you’re sure to find something you love. But don’t take it from us. We’ll let these reviews of some of Casper’s top spots speak for themselves.

2. Shop Local Makers

The West is full of mind-blowing artists, craftsmen and creators and Casper is no exception. Peruse downtown and various other shops around town to find something unique to take home with you.

3. Explore Casper Mountain

Hikebikeskisnowshoe and camp on Casper Mountain. With miles of multi-use trails, a waterfall and plenty of camping, you can get your nature-fix here.

4. Discover Downtown Casper

If you come for the outdoor adventures, you’ll come back for the downtown charm. Casper’s city center is alive with local shopping, fantastic dining and amazing history. Plus, there’s always something happening at David Street Station—and it is probably free!

5. Fish the North Platte River

The North Platte River is iconic for year-round, world-class fishing. With 2,200 fish per mile, Casper is the best place to cast a line whether you’re an expert angler or new to the sport.

6. Sip Handcrafted Drinks

The handcrafted legacy of the West doesn’t stop in the retail shops. Casper is home to Wyoming’s top distillery – Backwards Distilling Company — and three homegrown breweries: Frontier Brewing Company, Gruner Brothers Brewing and Skull Tree Brewing.

7. Experience Some of the West’s best Rodeos

The best college rodeo athletes meet in Casper each June for the College National Finals Rodeo—the sports’ culminating championship event. In July, the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo hosts the pros for an action-packed, week-long summer rodeo.

8. Connect Past and Present

Casper was a key point for early Americans traveling west and it is still one of the best places to experience history firsthand. Stop in to the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center to learn all about life on the trails or see it for yourself at Independence Rock.

9. Enjoy a Festival

Casper loves to celebrate and around here, a festival is never far off. Find what’s up next.

10. Take in Casper’s Art Scene

Casper offers residents and visitors alike a wide range of inspiring cultural outlets. Head to an exhibit at the Nicolaysen Art Museum or meet local artists during an Art Walk.