Wednesday, January 16, 2019—Casper, Wyoming—Located in the heart of Wyoming, Casper has an array of new offerings in 2019 and is also celebrating two monumental anniversaries: the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the 100th anniversary of Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters.
In 1869, the Wyoming Territorial Legislature granted women the right to vote and was the first known place in the free world to do so. This anniversary year includes an opportunity for travelers to visit Casper and learn about the impact and influence women have in today’s Wyoming. Itineraries and trip ideas can be found here.
In addition, the Nicolaysen Art Museum has a new pop-up gallery space that will host four female-curated shows from Wyoming women throughout the year, including Bri Martin in March/April, Hailee Rushing in May/June, Michelle Martin in July/August and Molly Box in September/October.
Casper also has a variety of new offerings for 2019, including a new spirit from Casper’s only distillery and two new breweries, as well as the debut of Wyoming’s first opera company. Additional information on new offerings is included below:
- Backwards Distilling Company Releases First-Ever Whiskey: For the past four years, Backwards Distilling has been aging their Backwards American Whiskey and it officially became available to the public on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The first aged product from the distillery, it joins a lineup that includes gin, vodka and rum.
- Casper Welcomes Gruner Brothers Brewing and Skull Tree Brewing: Two new breweries recently opened their doors in Casper. The first, Skull Tree Brewing, opened in late October while Gruner Brothers Brewing opened in December. Both breweries brew onsite in Casper and have tasting rooms. Plus, Gruner Brothers Brewing has an array of beers inspired by local legends and landmarks, including Beulah Brown (named for Beulah, Wyoming—a town of 33) and the Petro Club Pilsner (an ode to Wyoming’s largest industry and hardworking residents).
- Casper Events Center Hosts Music Acts and College Rodeo: Overlooking the city, the Casper Events Center hosts a variety of national acts, from concerts to professional athletes. 2019 events include Gary Allen (February 13), PBR 2019 Velocity Tour (March 30), Breaking Benjamin (April 7), Old Dominion (April 10), Celtic Woman (May 15), College National Finals Rodeo (June 9-15), REO Speedwagon (June 26) and the Wyoming Women’s Expo (Sept. 20-21).
- Completion of David Street Station: After a multi-year process, the final phase of David Street Station—including its ice rink—was completed in November 2018. Today, David Street Station is a staple in downtown Casper, with an outdoor music venue, observation deck and ice rink. It’s also located within easy reach of the North Platte River—one of the best fly-fishing rivers in the country, and this August it will host a fly-fishing event that includes local fishing experts, guides and more on August 17, 2019.
- Opera Wyoming: The state’s first opera company, Opera Wyoming, made its debut in October 2018. Made up of a group of professional artists who live in Casper, Opera Wyoming was formed as a way to bring quality opera and musical performances to the Cowboy State. Their performances take place at The Nicolaysen Art Museum, with the full schedule available here.
- Visit Casper Releases New Travel Guide: Completed in time for summer travel planning, Visit Casper just released its 2019 travel guide that will serve as a tool for visitors planning a trip to Wyoming’s second-largest city. Travel guides can be ordered (or viewed online) at VisitCasper.com or picked up at 139 West 2nd St., Suite 1B in downtown Casper. They are also available at various visitor centers throughout Wyoming, northern Colorado, western Nebraska and eastern South Dakota.
Learn more about Casper, Wyoming, at VisitCasper.com.
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About Visit Casper
Visit Casper is the official destination management organization for Natrona County and is dedicated to enhancing the county’s economic base through tourism. Casper is Wyoming’s second-largest city and is known for world-class fly-fishing on the North Platte River; is the annual host for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR); and has been named one of the top mountain towns in the country by Men’s Journal. More information can be found at www.VisitCasper.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or discover images and content with #VisitCasper.