Casper Convention & Visitors Bureau

992 North Poplar • Casper, WY 82601
Phone: 307-234-5362 • Toll Free: 800-852-1889 • Fax: 307-261-9928

Casper is located in the North Platte River Valley, with Casper Mountain rising 3,000 feet above the city, just minutes away.
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Currently the second-largest city in Wyoming, Casper was settled on the banks of the North Platte River in the late 1800's. As the point of convergence for all major westward trails – Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Bridger Trail, Bozeman Trail, and Pony Express Trail – the community developed as a crossroads to the West and North West.

With the largest mall in central Wyoming, an active downtown with many great restaurants plus a diverse blend of shopping, Casper will surely please everyone. Rich in Western history, arts, entertainment, and some of the West's finest outdoor recreation. From mountains to desert, to the famous North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming and Natrona County offer the perfect combination of history, culture and recreation. A plethora of museums, concerts, Broadway shows, as well as professional sports, outdoor recreation and plentiful lodging and dining opportunities provide the opportunity for fun whether with family or friends.

Known as the “Oil Capitol of the Rockies,” Casper now has a broader economic base including tourism. The city still depends, however, largely on its refinery, tank farm, and host of oil fields for its income. There has been a long-standing debate between Cheyenne and Casper regarding which city is Wyoming’s biggest and most important. Casper prides itself on having the only statewide newspaper, the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s biggest shopping center, the Eastridge Mall, and top-notch medical services at Wyoming Medical Center. There are a host of recreational activities to keep Casperites entertained, and educational and cultural opportunities to keep them enlightened.

Be sure to visit the National Trails Interpretive Center, one of the west's finest museums, where you can experience what pioneer life was like for the early emigrants traveling on the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Trail, Bozeman Trail, Bridger Trail and Pony Express Trail. For more on pioneer life visit Fort Caspar which includes a reconstructed 1865 frontier army fort, 1859 Guinard bridge, and 1847 Mormon ferry.

Even more adventure can be found by exploring the outdoors or attending a rodeo. On the North Platte River you can find excitement with world-class fly-fishing, rafting or kayaking. Bring your boat and drop it in the Alcova Reservoir for waterskiing and more. Casper, Wyoming means rodeo, the greatest of all western sports. With two great events, the College National Finals Rodeo and the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, Casper hosts the best amateur and professional cowboys and cowgirls.

Come to Casper, Wyoming for its pioneer past, trophy trout fishing, or to sightsee and relax. You'll be treated to some of Wyoming's finest old-fashioned Western hospitality.

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