Casper Attractions

There is no doubt that Casper's incredible natural beauty makes this Wyoming city an attraction in and of itself. But in addition to admiring the city's charm, there are also a number of other noteworthy places to visit that you will want to put on your itinerary. From museums that preserve the area's history, to specific areas of unmatched natural beauty, to some of the world's best ski slopes, you won't want to miss any of these must-see attractions in Casper.

Crimson Dawn Park and Museum
To say that the Crimson Dawn Park and Museum has a storied history is surely an understatement. The area's history dates back to founder Elizabeth "Neal" Forsling who had a unique gift for storytelling and would hold parties for friends and their children. The area soon became a haven for artists and other creative types, but storytelling was the main form of artistic expression. You can hear some of those stories again when you visit the museum, and you, like visitors from years before, will be whisked away to a land filled with witches, elves and other forest spirits.

Address: 1620 East Crimson Dawn Road, Casper, WY 82601 - MAP
Phone: (307) 235-1303
Web: www.crimsondawnpark.org

Casper Planetarium
The Casper Planetarium consistently attracts stargazers of every age. The wide open Wyoming skies are seen more clearly thanks to the state-of-the-art equipment and telescopes that bring outer space into a much closer, sharper focus. In addition to illuminating constellations and planets, there is a wide range of attractions, multi-media programs, lectures, and presentations from various scientists and other experts. Also, don't forget to stop by the gift shop and the exhibit that features a real meteorite.

Address: 904 North Poplar, Casper, WY 82601 - MAP
Phone: (307) 577-0310
Web: www.casperplanetarium.com

Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site
History buffs will definitely not want to miss the attractions at the Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site. This area dates back to the mid-1860s when the US Army founded an outpost in what became Platte Bridge Station, the original name of this fort. It was later renamed Fort Caspar in honor of Lieutenant Caspar Collins, the son of the fort's commanding officer. With that deep history as its foundation, visitors can marvel at vivid reconstructions of the fort that also includes a mess hall, officers' quarters, stables and a regional history museum.

Address: 4001 Fort Caspar Road, Casper, WY 82604 - MAP
Phone: (307) 235-8462
Web: www.fortcasparwyoming.com

Werner Wildlife Museum
Experience some of Wyoming's wildest wildlife without having to venture out into the wild. You only have to go as far as exploring the attractions at the Werner Wildlife Museum, a facility that is affiliated with Casper College. Several incredible creatures are featured as stuffed and mounted representatives of the various species from the area. See grizzly bears, mountain lions, and birds of prey. The museum also includes displays of animals from Canada, Alaska, Africa, Southeast Asia as well as other exotic places from around the globe.

Address: 125 College Drive, Casper College, Casper, WY 82601 - MAP
Phone: (307) 235-2108
Web: www.caspercollege.edu

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Casper's National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is one of the area's most popular attractions for several good reasons. This venue offers a chance to learn about the role that various trails played in the development of Wyoming and the western part of the country. Learn in detail about some of the area's most significant trails that include the Oregon, California, Mormon, Bridger and even the Pony Express. In addition to seeing visually arresting exhibits about the history of these trails, visitors can actually experience the trails themselves by follow the BLM signs outside the center. The National Historic Trails Center gives you the unique opportunity to walk through the same trails that have been used since the late 19th century.

Address: 1501 North Poplar Street, Casper, WY 82601 - MAP
Phone: (307) 261-7700
Web: www.wy.blm.gov

Spiritrider Wagon Train Adventures
If you've ever wondered what it was like for the pioneers as they traversed the country in covered wagons, wonder no more! You can actually experience the thrill of riding through the Oregon Trail in an authentic covered wagon courtesy of Spiritrider Wagon Train Adventures. Enjoy the scenery as you enjoy one of four different tour packages that range from one-hour sightseeing trips to four night/five day excursions that also include authentic pioneer food and entertainment.

Address: 5897 Twelve Mile Road South, Casper, WY 82604 - MAP
Phone: (307) 277-1235

Hogadon Ski Area
Take to the slopes for a fun skiing adventure at Hogadon Ski Area. This impressive ski area features 60-plus acres of well-maintained trails, 600 vertical feet, and an apex that reaches 8,000 feet above sea level. This natural attraction boasts slopes that both seasoned pros and beginners will enjoy, as well as three lifts, snow-making machines, equipment rentals, a snack bar and ski and snowboarding classes.

Address: Casper Mountain Road, Casper, WY 82601 - MAP
Phone: (307) 235-8499
Web: www.casperwy.gov