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

Home to 192 restaurants, you won't leave 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.

Get A Taste of Casper - 10 Things To Do

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 unique momentos and gifts.

Shop Local Makers - 10 Things to Do

3. Explore Casper Mountain

Hikebikeskisnowshoe and camp on Casper Mountain. With miles of multi-use trails, a waterfall and plenty of camping, we make it easy to get your nature-fix.

Explore Casper Mountain - 10 Things to Do

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 old western history. Plus, there’s always something happening at David Street Station—and it is probably free!

Discover Downtown Casper - 10 Things to Do

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.

Fish the North Platte River - 10 Things to Do

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.

Sip Handcrafted Drinks - 10 Things to Do

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.

Best Rodeo's - 10 Things to Do

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. Also, experience an 1800's military post at Fort Casper Museum.

Connect Past and Present - 10 Things to Do

9. Enjoy a Festival

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

Enjoy a Festival - 10 Things to Do

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, attend a hands on workshop or view pieces from locals and visitors at Art 321, or meet local artists during an Art Walk.

Take in Casper's Art Scene - 10 Things to Do