The Great Outdoors Never Close
There's Still Lots to Do in Casper!
Casper is starting to open back up again, and we're starting to see some out-of-town visitors return, But with some places still closed and events being cancelled, you might find it difficult to answer the question of, "what is there to do in Casper?" With our wide open spaces and endless outdoor recreation opportunities, there is still a lot to do and visitors can completely avoid public spaces if they wish to. Here are some of our best recommendations based off what is currently open as of June 5th, 2020.
1) Casper Mountain has miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, a beautiful waterfall at Garden Creek Falls and Beartrap Meadow is the perfect place to take some take-out and have a picnic.
2) The gardens at Crimson Dawn Museum are starting to bloom, and it's the perfect place to enjoy wildlife watching. The museum itself is also open for day use and is following necessary guidelines to keep visitors safe.
3) Send them out to Alcova Reservoir and they can enjoy a day on the water as Alcova Lakeside Marina offers paddle board, canoe, kayak, jet ski and boat rentals.
5) Rock Hunting is another fun, outdoor activity that many people enjoy and we'd encourage others to try. There are lots places around Casper where jade, agate, jasper, petrified wood, and the occasional small garnet, ruby or diamond glistening at the tops of anthills can all be found. And don't forget, Casper has world-class trout fishing and licenses are available for out of state visitors.
6) For any history buffs, Independence Rock is a great place to explore and connect with the pioneers that passed through and signed their names on the rock many years ago.
7) Although Fort Caspar is closed, visitors are still welcome to walk around the outside and see the historic landmarks.
8) The Wyoming Veterans Museum is open to the public for self-guided tours during business hours.
9) Visitors always love searching for and experiencing the 7 Wonders of Casper, which is a fun and safe way to spend a morning or afternoon.
10) Werner Wildlife Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
11) The Tate Geological Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
12) Lastly, most of our locally owned shops downtown are open and could surely use the business. Shop owners are taking necessary precautions to ensure their stores remain clean and safe for everyone. So if they love shopping, have them visit our downtown district and even make a suggestion for them to stop into one of our delicious restaurants.