Watering Holes, New Event Spaces and Family Adventures in Casper

Thursday, January 19, 2023—Casper, Wyoming—In the middle of Wyoming’s wide-open spaces you’ll find Casper, a charming mountain town that is welcoming new offerings, events and more in 2023.

“We are excited for all that 2023 has to offer in Casper,” said Tyler Daugherty, CEO of Visit Casper. “From new restaurants to event locations, there are a lot of great things happening in our mountain town, and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to the heart of Wyoming this year.”

Sitting on The Road to Yellowstone, Casper is the ideal location on a Wyoming road trip. It’s also home to abundant outdoor recreation like fishing the North Platte River, hiking Caper Mountain, trekking along the Oregon Trail and kayaking at Alcova Reservoir.  

New and remarkable offerings for 2023 include:  

  • Casper Receives Heritage City Designation: Casper was recently designated as an American World War II Heritage City and is the only one in the state of Wyoming. This recognition represents how Casper commemorates the stories of men, women and children whose bravery and sacrifices shaped American soil home front during World War II and today.
  • 20th Anniversary of Visit Casper Marathon. 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the Visit Casper Marathon, which is slated for June 4, 2023. The only Wyoming race that is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, it’s also USATF certified. The marathon’s route crosses the historic Oregon Trail, meanders along the Platte River Trails System and through downtown Casper.
  • New Culinary Offerings: A sweet addition to the natural energy that’s found in the mountains of Wyoming, Casper’s newest coffee shop, the Copper Cup, is set to open in the next few months. Additional offerings include Soda Springs – a new old-fashioned soda shop – as well as Chick’nCone, which specializes in delicious chicken dishes. Rounding out the new offerings are Antojitos Shiwas Mexican Restaurant, a new Mexican food truck, and Steamboat Deli, a downtown shop serving Italian dinners on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 
  • New Family Play Center and Art: With the North Platte River running through the heart of downtown, there’s so much fun to have as a family in Casper. New offerings include Kids Play Village – an indoor play space for young kids geared toward children ages 0-5. In addition to this kid fun zone, you should also try your hand at art by heading down to PH Glass Studios, Casper’s first glassblowing space with classes available to blow your own creation.
  • Casper’s New Family Adventure Pass: Wyoming’s wide-open spaces are filled with adventures, all of which can easily be explored through the new Casper Family Adventure Pass. When you visit, this is one of the best ways to explore the area as it has a wide variety of attractions, including shops, restaurants, activities and discounts.
  • Ford Wyoming Center Hosts Touring Music Acts, Professional Bull Riding and College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR): Overlooking the city of Casper and Casper Mountain, the Ford Wyoming Center hosts a variety of different acts throughout the year. This year’s events include Monster Truck Tour (February 11), Professional Bull Riding (April 1), Journey (April 11), Cats (May 18) and the College National Finals Rodeo (June 11-17).
  • Casper Welcomes New Event Venues: Events come in all different shapes and sizes around Casper, which is why we’ve been happy to welcome two new special occasion event venues – The M and Occasions by Cory. Located in a beautiful remodeled midcentury building in the heart of downtown, The M can accommodate up to 350 guests. Occasions by Cory, which has mixed-use space, recently added a new Drinkery that features beer, cocktails and grab-and-go style food, including charcuterie bars in a fun atmosphere.
  • 2023 Casper Visitor’s Guide Released: Visit Casper recently published their 2023 travel guide, including travel tips for visiting Yellowstone National Park and exploring the history of the West.

Find out more about Casper’s new and notable offerings at VisitCasper.com.