Family Attractions in Casper

Family Attractions in CasperCasper's sprawling natural setting includes rustic rock formations amid rolling hills and relaxing, expansive areas. Not only do these impressive surroundings offer visual beauty, they also offer several adventures and attractions the whole family will enjoy. From experiencing a covered-wagon ride to skiing a challenging slope and walking the same trails that the pioneers did, Casper offers much in the way of excellent family fun that the kids (and mom and dad) will remember for years to come.

Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center
Foster the spirit of creativity in your kids when you bring them to the Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center. Not only will they get to see some of the world's most iconic artwork by such renowned artists as Andy Warhol, they will also view Western-themed and contemporary work from regional, national and international artists. And if all that art moves your kids to want to create something of their own, there are several hands-on exhibits and attractions that await them in the discovery center.

Address: 400 East Collins, Wyoming Science Adventure Center,
Casper, WY 82601 - MAP
Phone: (307) 235-5247
Web: www.thenic.org

Casper Planetarium
Perhaps your child has dreams of traveling through space as an astronaut. Bring him a few steps closer to that dream by visiting the Casper Planetarium. The expansive Wyoming night sky comes alive with the various stars, constellations and planets that can all be seen much more clearly thanks to the incredible state-of-the-art equipment that the planetarium utilizes. In addition to various opportunities to gaze up into space, there are lectures, exhibits, attractions, and special multi-media presentations that are regularly on the schedule. Plus, don't forget to see an actual meteor that is one of the venue's most popular exhibits.

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

Werner Wildlife Museum
A safari is a great idea for family fun, but it can be incredibly time consuming, as well as hugely expensive. Thankfully, the Werner Wildlife Museum makes it possible to see creatures from all over the world in a more time and cost-efficient way. While the creatures presented here are stuffed and mounted, you still get an opportunity to see animals as dramatic and diverse as grizzly bears, mountain lions, birds of prey and lots more. In addition to featuring representations of animals from Wyoming, you can also see species from such other places as Canada, Alaska, Africa and even Southeast Asia. This popular attraction has been capturing young imaginations since it first opened its doors in the 1970s.

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

Spiritrider Wagon Train Adventures
Reading about history is fine, but reliving it will make an imprint on you and your kids when you let Spiritrider Wagon Train Adventures guide you through an unforgettable experience. Find out what it was like for the pioneers as you travel through the Oregon Trail in an authentic covered wagon. Your tour can be for an afternoon or for five days, but either way, seeing the incredible Wyoming landscape and eating pioneer food will briefly draw you and your kids into the area's history in a way that no other experience can.

Address: 5897 Twelve Mile Road South, Casper, WY 82604 - MAP
Phone: (307) 277-1235
Web: www.visitcasper.com

Hogadon Ski Area
It doesn't matter if the kids are just learning to ski or they have a few years experience behind them, they will most definitely have a great time hitting the slopes at Hogadon Ski Area. In addition to offering challenging trails, there are also more manageable, kid-friendly slopes that offer an excellent way to sharpen their skiing skills. The area also features three lifts, a snow-making machine, equipment rentals, ski and snowboard lessons and a snack bar – making it the ultimate ski attraction.

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

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is more than a museum; it is a celebration of how trails in Wyoming and the surrounding areas played a vital role in the development of the western part of the country. The kids will love the center's exhibits that feature genuine pioneer artifacts, as well as attractions and detailed exhibits about such important trails as the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express. Perhaps the best part of all is after learning about these trails, the whole family can set out on the trail that is just outside the center and clearly marked with BLM signs, which just happens to be the same trail that pioneers used in the late 19th century.

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