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Casper Adventure Guide
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WELCOME TO WYOCITY
W I L D AT H E A R T B U C K E T L I S T
H O O K E D O N F LY F I S H I N G
O N Y O U R WAY T O Y E L L O W S T O N E
BIKE CASPER
TRAVEL WYOCITY BY TRAIL
1 2 M O N T H S F O R T H E W I L D AT H E A R T
EXPLORE HISTORY
CONTACT
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2016 CASPER, WYOMING
COPYRIGHT © 2016 | Casper Area Convention & Vistors Bureau
A publication of the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Casper, WY 82601
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Chief Executive Officer
Director of Sports & Events
Brook Kreder
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John Giantonio, CDME, CSEE
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Chief Operating Officer
Director of Group Services
Kathy Henion
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Darlene Matz
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Director of Meetings &
Conventions
Visitor Services Coordinator
Daniel Fulton, MBA, CASE
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Brenna Noble
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w e lco m e
You’ve always known that boundaries don’t apply
to you. Even when you’re trapped behind your
desk, your heart lies beyond the city limits. You
see beauty in two places — outside and within.
Your wanderlust cannot be quenched. To you, the
outdoors are more than great — they’re everything.
You find peace on a still, quiet mountain or in the
glow of a campfire, toasting s’mores with rowdy
friends. You don’t belong inside. Your spirit can’t be
tamed. You are wild at heart.
Casper is the mountain town for the wild at heart.
With Casper Mountain, the North Platte River,
Alcova Reservoir and Pathfinder Reservoir within
a few minutes of the urban core, it doesn’t matter
how you prefer to experience the outdoors — you’ll
find it in Casper. Even in town, you’ll see miles of
wide open spaces because we treasure our breathing
room. And since traffic jams are sometimes more
likely to be caused by wildlife than vehicles, our
highways are as uncrowded as our mountain trails.
In Casper, recreation is more than a hobby or
pastime; it’s the state of being re-created. It’s the
refreshment of our strength and essence. We spend
our lunch breaks fishing the downtown stretch
of the North Platte River. Happy hours happen
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whenever we’re outside. For us, a night out is
snowshoeing by moonlight on Casper Mountain.
And when we finally decide to return to town, we
beat the cold with the warmth of good company.
Casper invites you to ignite the wild within your
own heart. To explore our limitless open spaces. To
ponder the architecture of a rolling mountain range.
To discover the soul of a campfire. To realize your
dream of hiking, mountain biking and fishing — all
within a single weekend.
Using this magazine as your guide, discover how
Casper can take your vacation outside expectations,
starting with the Wild at Heart Bucket List (pages
4-7). Connect to your inner wanderer with our
Travel WyoCity by Trail guide (pages 20-23),
rediscover all the reasons you ride in Bike Casper
(pages 16-19) or plan the Western adventure of a
lifetime with On Your Way to Yellowstone (pages
12-15). Use our 12 Months for the Wild at Heart
(pages 24-33) and Calendar of Events (pages 44-48)
to decide when you’ll be visiting, but since you can
be outdoors year-round, we recommend multiple
trips. After all, our skies are as blue in snowy
February as they are in sunny July.
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WILD AT HEART
BUCKET LIST
2016
NO VISIT TO CASPER WOULD BE COMPLETE
WITHOUT EXPERIENCING A FEW OF THE
ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE US
WYOCITY PROUD.
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T
#3
F
SIP ON
HAND CRAFTED DRINKS
#1
FISH THE
NORTH PLATTE
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N
amed the "#1 Big Fish Destination
in the World" by American Angler
Magazine, the North Platte River is firmly
planted on the radar screens and wish lists of
anglers all over the world. Whether you’re
planning to cast into the waters of the famed
Miracle Mile or Grey Reef stretches, or in
the heart of Casper’s downtown business
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district (see Urban Fly Fishing page 10),
bring your rod when you visit Casper. And
if you happen to forget your gear, you’re in
good hands. Casper is home to a number
of the area’s top fly fishing shops and expert
guides. So, if you're in the mood to catch big
fish and lots of them, start planning your trip
today at FishCasper.com.
TRAIL
BLAZING
he craft distilling craze has made
its way to WyoCity, and Backwards
Distilling Company is quickly earning a
reputation as one of the region's finest with
the release of their Ringleader Vodka. Visit
their facility for a tour and a handcrafted
libation, like their signature Big Top — a
cocktail featuring house-made tarragon
atbiking requires power, finesse and the
disposition to dust off snow and jump
back on your bike after a huge crash (because
you will). With more than 3 miles of
groomed, marked and well maintained trails
near Casper Mountain’s Skunk Hollow,
Casper is a premiere destination for plowing
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syrup combined with vodka and freshly
squeezed grapefruit juice. This familyowned business is regularly adding new
spirits and concocting new and delicious
drinks, so be sure to stop by Backwards
during every visit. Find more information
online at BackwardsDistilling.com.
bikes through powder. Even in the summer
months, you’ll love the extra stability of a
fatbike on diverse trail surfaces like sand,
exposed roots and rocks. If you left your
fatbike in the garage, don’t worry. Just visit
one of Casper’s local bike shops for a rental
and friendly advice.
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SKI BY
MOONLIGHT
EXPERIENCE LIFE
ON THE TRAILS
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n WyoCity, we take a night out to new
heights — and lower temperatures. One
of our favorite ways to celebrate friends,
nature and our beautiful skyline is cross
country skiing near sunset atop Casper
Mountain. With 15 miles of groomed trails
ranging from beginner to expert levels, this
is a truly unique and special experience.
ess than 150 years ago, emigrants battled
harsh conditions, extreme weather and
deadly terrain to get to the “Promised Land”
over the Oregon, Mormon and California
Trails. You may have seen photos in history
books, but to experience what life was like
for the pioneers, visit the National Historic
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And while many of the trails are lit, a full
moon can bathe the entire area with enough
natural glow to safely light your path. You
could choose to enjoy the stillness and quiet
hush of the mountain, or bring a group of
friends for a livelier ski. Don't forget to pack
a guitar and firewood for the after party at a
nearby campsite!
Trails Interpretive Center (nhtcf.org). Seven
galleries relate stories of life on the trail with
an award-winning audio-visual presentation
and lifelike displays that help visitors
experience first-hand the hardships and
tenacious spirit of America’s western settlers.
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CHASE
WATERFALLS
#7
SEE CHAMPIONS
CROWNED
G
arden Creek Falls in Rotary Park at
the base of Casper Mountain is one
of Casper’s most treasured spots. Easily
accessible and a starting point for some of
the area’s best hiking, watching the clear
water cascade into a primal mountain pool
is a foolproof way to remind yourself why
T
he west comes alive for one week every
summer during the College National
Finals Rodeo. Right out of the chute, bulls
rage, ropes fly and competitors fall. Known
as the Rose Bowl of College Rodeo, the nation’s
top collegiate athletes compete annually in
saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull
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you love nature. For an easy trek, take the
trail that winds up to the falls culminating
in a breathtaking scene of water and rock.
The 4.5 mile Bridle Trail, which begins
at the base of the falls, is a vigorous but
rewarding hike with spectacular views of
the city below.
riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team
roping, break away roping, goat tying and
barrel racing at the Casper Events Center.
This year, we'll pull on our jeans, slip into our
finest boots and tip our hats to champions
June 12-18.
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fishing
You dream of a place where time floats away.
Where the whole world exists between the banks of cool, clear waters.
Where the fish outnumber and outweigh even your heaviest obligations.
Where a moment lives for eternity.
famed Miracle Mile stretch of the North Platte River or
among the hustle and bustle of our urban core. And while
the North Platte waters are renowned, Casper also offers two
nearby reservoirs for year-round fishing opportunities. If
you’re looking to find big fish and lots of ‘em, grab your rod
and head to Casper for any of these fishing hot spots:
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MIRACLE MILE:
The world-famous Miracle Mile is actually a 5.5-mile stretch
of the North Platte River fed by Seminoe Reservoir, just 30
miles southwest of Casper. It is an extremely fertile tailwater that
offers anglers a chance to catch enormous trophy trout, and with
approximately 4,000 fish per mile, you’ll have plenty of opportunities
to catch the fish of a lifetime. This area is floatable but much more
effective for wade-fishing.
GREY REEF:
If size matters, head 25 miles southwest of Casper to the Grey
Reef section of the North Platte River. Considered one of the best
rainbow trout fisheries in the country, it is known for its impressive
number of fish — particularly large ones. The average weight is
3-6 pounds, but fish weighing anywhere from 8-20 pounds have
been reported. Open year-round, you’ll find that despite the area’s
notoriety, the waters remain uncrowded and the fish are ready to bite.
ALCOVA RESERVOIR:
This area covers 2,470 surface acres and is arguably one of Casper's
best-kept fishing secrets. Alcova has the reputation as a "play lake"
for water skiers, jet skiers, and lake campers, so it’s rarely mentioned
as a premier fishing destination. But local fishermen will (or won’t)
tell you that Alcova supports more walleye and trout per square acre
than just about any other waterway in Wyoming.
PATHFINDER RESERVOIR:
Just 10 miles farther southwest of Alcova lies Pathfinder
Reservoir, a 22,000-acre lake known for its massive size and colossal
walleye, trout and carp. Pathfinder hosts numerous professional
walleye tournaments during the summer months and one of
Wyoming's largest ice fishing derbies — the HAWG Ice Fishing
Derby — during the winter.
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If uncrowded waters teeming with blue ribbon trout is the
stuff of your dreams, look no further than Casper. Named
the “#1 Big Fish Destination” by American Angler Magazine,
Casper is widely considered to be Wyoming’s top fishing
spot by anglers around the world. It’s the perfect place to
find the fishing experience of a lifetime — be it along the
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1.
R a i n b o w Tr o u t
Courtesy of Fly Rod Chronicles
fishing
Scientific name: Oncorhynchus Mykiss
Nick name: Bow
State record: 23 lbs, 35.5" in 1969, Wyoming Game and Fish
Average fish on the Platte - 1 6-1 8" 1.5-3lbs and up to 30"+
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B r o w n Tr o u t
S c i e n t i f i c N a m e : S a l m o Tr u t t a
While proximity makes urban fly fishing
a lunchtime possibility, it's the quality of the
fish that makes the experience exceptional.
Longtime resident Dave Castle should know.
He’s been fishing Casper’s urban waters for
decades. “It’s pretty common to catch a 20plus inch trout in town. I’ve even seen a brown
pushing thirty inches.” Local fly fishing guide
Ryan Anderson agrees, “You have a real shot
at a big brown. They don’t give them away, but
you have a good chance at landing a trophy
right through town.”
In Casper, the outdoors are more than
great—they’re everything. Access to
uncrowded, remote fishing attracts anglers from
all over the world to the famous Miracle Mile
and nearby reservoirs. But as many visitors
have discovered, some of the best places to fish
in the Casper area are just a few steps from
their hotel room doors. After all, the North
Platte River flows through the heart of the city,
which means folks don’t have to travel beyond
the city limits to land the catch of a lifetime.
With waters so clear that you would see
reflections of the downtown skyline if it weren’t
for the surrounding trees and wild flowers, the
North Platte River is the scenic centerpiece of
Casper. Access points through the city’s core
provide visitors the opportunity to hike, bike,
picnic and play along its banks. Miles of paved
pathways run parallel to the Platte, making
it a destination for locals and visitors in all
seasons. But for area fishermen, the river offers
the chance to engage in a pastime that is as
convenient as it is unique: Urban Fly Fishing.
The fishing in Casper’s urban areas is
exceptional. Matt Hahn of the Wyoming
Game and Fish reports recent in-town
estimates of 2,200 trout per mile or about 2,400
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pounds per mile, placing Casper’s downtown
area squarely within blue ribbon status. “It’s
fairly unique to find such a high quality fishery
in what would be considered an urban setting,”
says Hahn. “We have this resource that’s just
a few minutes drive from almost anywhere in
town, and you can be on one of the best trout
streams in the country."
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Courtesy of Fly Rod Chronicles
T H R E E P I E C E S U I T S
A N D T R O P H Y T R O U T
I N D O W N T O W N W Y O C I T Y
Nickname: Brownies
State Record: 25lb 13oz, 34.25", 1982, Wyoming Game and Fish
Average size on the Platte: 1 6-1 8", 1.5-3lbs - and up to 30"+
3.
C u t t h r o a t Tr o u t
Scientific name: Oncorhynchus Clarkii
It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting for a few
days or a few hours—urban fly fishing can be
squeezed into any itinerary. A quick stop at a
local guide shop for a license and some expert
advice will have you casting in no time. Begin
your exploration of Casper’s urban waters at the
Platte River Pumphouse, which is located just
west of downtown Casper. There, you’ll find
parking, restrooms and plenty of river access.
For more information about urban fly
fishing in Casper, including a short film
documenting this unique activity, visit
FishCasper.com
Courtesy of Fly Rod Chronicles
URBAN
FLY FISHING
Nickname: Cutty
State Record: 15lbs, 32" in 1959, Wyoming Game and Fish
Average size on the Platte: 1 6-1 8", 1.5-3lbs and up to 25"+
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C a s p e r M o u n t a i n B r i d l e Tr a i l
ON YOUR WAY
North Platte River
TO YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY
A
yoming is famed for its natural landscapes, and you can bet
Casper will meet your expectations. Nestled in the North
Platte River Valley at the base of iconic Casper Mountain, scenic
views greet visitors at every turn. Many of our most prized natural
attractions are just a few minutes drive from the center of the city,
leaving more time to create some of the most lasting memories of
your Wyoming vacation.
YELLOWSTONE
PHOTO COURTESY
DAVID CASTLE
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EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS
W
nyone lucky enough to vacation in the pristine natural beauty
of Yellowstone country will agree — your journey to the Park
is as important as your destination. If you’re planning to travel
Wyoming’s scenic highways and byways, you won’t want to miss
the opportunity to spend a day or two in Casper, the city that offers
unparalleled access to recreation and culture in the heart of the
Cowboy State. Casper is accessible from a major interstate and an
international airport, making it the perfect place to ease yourself
from civilization to Wyoming’s famous wilderness.
Muddy Mountain
Casper Mountain features dense forests, abundant wildlife and
spectacular trails. Recreational opportunities abound with hiking,
biking, camping, picnicking, skiing, snowboarding or sledding.
Free from crowds, bring your camera for unobstructed landscape
photos that will hang on your walls for years to come. Casper is
synonymous with mountains, and the freedom to roam on foot, bike
or skis is just 15 minutes from your hotel.
Alcova Lake and Fremont Canyon are Casper’s summer
playgrounds. With boating, tubing, water skiing, fishing, climbing
and beach activities across the area, this is where you can soak up
Wyoming sun. Jet skis and other personal water crafts are not
permitted in Yellowstone, so before you head to their shores, visit
the Alcova Lakeside Marina to enjoy a boat or Sea-doo rental. Or
spend a day jet skiing and relaxing on the hills of Sandy Beach.
You’ll be amazed at how blue the WyoCity sky is.
Unlike the Yellowstone River, Casper’s North Platte River is
in close proximity to hotels, dining and nightlife. Even if you're
spending just one night in the city, downtown Casper is a mandatory
stop for extraordinary urban fly fishing. You can also spend hours
hiking the 10-mile paved Platte River Parkway trails, or bring your
kayak to the Whitewater Park, located at the Tate Pumphouse.
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Pronghorn at Municipal Golf Course
North Platte River
N a t i o n a l H i s t o r i c Tr a i l s C e n t e r
Sage Grouse
Scenic Overlook from North Casper
Mule Deer on Casper
CRUISE SCENIC CASPER
ENCOUNTER WILDLIFE
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I
ou’ve dreamed of seeing miles of wide open Wyoming space on
a scenic drive across the Cowboy State. With virtually no traffic
and the city’s proximity to natural landscapes, one of the best ways
to see Casper is with the windows down. Whether you choose to
immerse yourself in nature’s greenery on Casper Mountain or drive
around Alcova Lake to see the water from hundreds of feet above, a
drive through Casper is like sailing through a never-ending sky. Stop
by Lookout Point on your way up the mountain to take advantage of
Casper’s best spot for a selfie. The prairie vista and city skyline will
make this photo a favorite on your Facebook timeline.
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n Yellowstone, the bears, wolves and bison stay in the park, but
in WyoCity, the wildlife live among the people. Like running
into old friends, bustling about town is one of the best ways to
spot Casper’s abundant population of pronghorn, mule deer or the
occasional wild turkey. In fact, you’ll find that crossing wildlife is a
common source of traffic jams (which isn’t that surprising given that
Wyoming’s population of pronghorn exceeds humans).
Take your eyes to the sky for birdwatching. Popular spots include
Morad Park and Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park. Watch for
sage grouse, pheasants and chukar partridges.
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Fort Caspar
Mountain
Independence Rock
CONNECT TO THE PAST
N
o visit to Wyoming is complete without
connecting to the frontier spirit that
shapes both the character and geography of
our nation. Casper is one of the West’s top
destinations for pioneer history with unrivaled
museums and sightseeing opportunities. The
National Historic Trails Center is the nation’s
premiere facility for western trails history and
education. Operated by the Federal Bureau of
Land Management, this museum provides an
expert interpretation of the trails system and
its history, offering visitors several interactive
opportunities to relate to the experience of
pioneers. Cross the North Platte in a miniConestoga wagon with a video filmed in Casper,
send mail through the Pony Express or read
first-person accounts of life along the trails with
extensive diary and letter collections.
After you’ve heard the stories, insert yourself
into the pioneer narrative. Just 50 miles
southwest of Casper stands Independence
Rock, 136 feet tall and covering 24.81 acres.
Settlers carved their names into the granite as
a testament to the hardships and obstacles they
overcame to reach this landmark. As you run
your fingers along the letters, look closely at the
hundreds of names proudly and painstakingly
carved; you might find a familiar one.
August 25, 2016, the
National Park Service
turns 100, so there
may not be a more
special time to visit
Yellowstone
National Park.
As the nation’s
first national park,
Yellowstone had been
welcoming visitors for
44 years when the
National Park Service
was established, setting
important standards
for conservation and
wilderness exploration.
Take advantage of
this once-in-a-lifetime
celebration of the
great outdoors. Your
vacation may only last
days, but you’ll have the
memories for a lifetime.
Visit Fort Caspar Museum to tour the
reconstructed military post and explore exhibits
about western emigrant trails, the Frontier
Army, prehistoric peoples, Plains Indians,
ranching, the energy industry, and the City of
Casper.
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b i k e c as p e r
fea
tured
rides
TAKE THE ROA DS LESS TRAVELED
Bridle Trail
For a ride as technical as it gets, head up
to Rotary Park to enjoy the Bridle Trail’s
5-mile outer loop. This ride can take
anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes depending
on your skill level, and you’ll face every
surface imaginable including packed dirt,
exposed roots, rock and sand. Whether
you’re climbing the 1,300 foot vertical
rise or bombing down it, your efforts will
be rewarded with breathtaking views of
Garden Creek Falls and the Casper area.
Rating:
Surface:
Seasons:
Trail Type:
Trail Marked:
Paid Access:
Expert
Dirt
Summer, Fall
Single Track
Yes
Free
Find all the reasons
you ride in Casper
If
you're the type of mountain biker who believes the best rides are the ones
off the beaten trail, you’ve found your next riding destination — Casper,
the mountain town for the wild at heart. Whether you prefer secluded mountain
single track, groomed fatbike trails or uncrowded urban paths, Casper’s all season
trails are perfect for both beginning and seasoned riders alike. Find out just how
far you can push your bike and your limits beneath the wide open Wyoming sky.
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Crossroads Park
For an easily accessible in-town trail that is
ridable all year long, hop on the Crossroads
Trail beginning at Mike Lansing Field.
Located among several hotels and downtown
attractions, this single track trail is ideal
for both beginner and intermediate riders.
Smooth, fast and fun, beginners will feel
comfortable cruising this scenic area along
the North Platte River while more advanced
riders can push themselves by speeding
through corners and hitting small bumps
and jumps along the way. Most riders will
complete these 5 miles in 30 minutes or less,
but you can venture on to the adjacent paved
Platte River Parkway trail for an additional 8
miles of smooth, paved riding.
Rating:
Surface:
Seasons:
Trail Type:
Trail Marked:
Easy
Dirt and Paved
All Year
Single Track, Paved
Paved - Yes
Single Track - No
Paid Access: Free
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TAKE THE ROA DS LESS TRAVELED
Courtesy of John Giantonio + Castle Data
featured rides
fa
tbiking
PLOW THROUGH THE ELEMENTS
Muddy Mountain
this is an excellent ride for beginners because
these trails cover many different surfaces
including dirt, exposed roots and rocks.
About halfway through your 5-mile ride,
you’ll catch a stunning view of Otter Creek.
Keep your eyes open for deer, mountain blue
grouse, turkey, elk and other wildlife!
For an hour-long ride through dense forests,
head over to the Muddy Mountain trail.
You’ll begin your ride at the green gate
immediately past the Rim Campground,
starting down a double-track dirt road that
intersects with dozens of smaller single track
trails. Even though the trail is unmarked,
Rating:
Surface:
Seasons:
Trail Type:
Trail Marked:
Paid Access:
Easy
Dirt
Summer, Fall
Single Track
No
Free
while riders of all skill levels will appreciate
this fast course, at 8,000 feet the Eadsville
Trail is a serious cardio workout. At this
elevation, not only will you be breathing
hard, but you’ll also gasp at the incredible
views of the mountain below. This area of
Casper Mountain is typically 10 degrees
cooler and significantly less windy than intown conditions. Expect to finish this course
in 30 to 60 minutes.
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If you crave riding on two wheels all year long,
grab your fatbike and head to Casper. Fatbikes can
overpower snow, ice and the toughest terrain, and
Casper is one of the nation’s premiere destinations
for this growing sport.
Fatbiking requires power, finesse and the ability to
shrug off the snow and jump back onto your bike
after an epic crash. Eric Aune is a local mountain
biker who started riding fatbikes many years ago.
For Aune, his fatbike is just one more way to enjoy
the area’s extensive trail system. “Fatbiking is great
endurance training, and I get to be on a bike all year
long. It’s still mountain biking. You’re just using
goofy equipment.”
The Eadsville Trail on Casper Mountain offers some
of the best winter riding in the area. Groomed,
marked and well-maintained, this 3-mile trail
beckons the adventurous during the cold weather
months. Since temperatures and surface conditions
can vary drastically in a single day, you may feel like
you are riding three different courses all within the
same 24 hours. And the fun doesn’t have to stop
when the sun goes down. Trail blazes along this
stretch are reflective, making this course a fantastic
option for a headlamp excursion and a post-ride
campfire.
Eadsville
Whether you bike in sunshine or snow, the
Eadsville Trail on Casper Mountain is a
perfect mountain bike or fatbike destination.
This single track ride is a well-marked
path through a wooded area with granite
rock features. In the summer, mountain
bikers can cruise through 10 fast miles on
groomed trails with burned corners that
carry smoothly one after the next. When
the powder hits, it transforms into Casper
Mountain’s premiere fatbiking trail. And
HOW TO
BIKE
CASPER
Rating:
Surface:
Seasons:
Trail Type:
Trail Marked:
Paid Access:
Easy to Moderate
Dirt and Snow
All Year
Single Track
Yes
Varies
Fatbiking in the Eadsville Trail area can also be
an outstanding group activity. Experienced riders
will appreciate the many jumps and corners, while
beginners can stick to the wide roads just off of
the main Eadsville Trail. Because these trails are
just a 20 minute drive from downtown Casper,
fatbiking can fit into any vacation’s itinerary — one
of the many reasons Casper has become a regional
magnet for fatbikers. “There’s no reason for me to
fatbike anywhere besides Casper,” says Aune. “Great
fatbiking trails aren’t typically so close to civilization,
so I can run up there for an afternoon, hit the trails
and head home.”
For first-time fatbikers, there’s no better place than
Casper to take an adventure across snowy trails.
Several local bike shops offer fatbike rentals along
with friendly advice that will have you plowing
through powder in no time. And riders of all
abilities should check out BikeCasper.com for
weather conditions, trail maps, event info, expert
advice and more.
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In Casper, the bikers
are friendly, the
scenery is beautiful
and the trails are a
blast. Here are a few
ways to ensure you
get the most from
your experience:
Always ride with
respect and leave the
trails the way you found
them.
Ride within your skill
level so you’re not
putting yourself or
other trail users at risk.
Weather can be
unpredictable.
Afternoon
thunderstorms come
in quickly and rapid
changes in temperature
are normal. Pack for
anything.
Your phone will work
almost anywhere there
are trails, including
Casper Mountain, so
keep it handy.
There’s nothing cooler
than dogs on bike trails,
but be sure to follow
leash rules.
When you’re biking
through town, stick to
bike trails and avoid
public streets. There
are tons of trail systems
through town including
the Platte River Trails,
Neighborhood Trails
and Rails to Trails.
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B r i d g e a t Ta t e P u m p h o u s e
Beverly Street Underpass
Fort Caspar Pedestrian Underpass
Nicolaysen Art Museum
TRAILS
In the mid-nineteenth
century, a great Western
migration began as
more than half a million
settlers took to the
Oregon, California and
Mormon trails seeking a
better life.
Though the trails crisscrossed the Western United
States, many of the most famous routes converged
near present-day Casper. Today, the remnants of
these trails are fading, but their legacy survives
among the modern trail systems that connect every
corner of our community. Paved or rugged, linear or looped, no other Western
destination can claim such a unique combination
of historic, urban and recreational trails. And
while early settlers faced hardship at every turn,
today’s visitors will find there’s no better way to
explore WyoCity’s finest attractions and recreational
opportunities than to travel by trail.
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Amoco Park
Platte River
Parkway Trail Central
TRAILHEAD LOCATION:
TATE PUMPHOUSE
Four miles of paved, linear trail running adjacent to the North
Platte River through the heart of Casper. Features multiple boat
launches, public restrooms, interpretive signage, wildlife viewing,
hotels and public art. Suitable for transit, strolling, hiking, running,
biking, dog walking, rollerblading, skateboarding, fishing, paddling
or floating.
SPANS: North Casper Soccer Fields to the Tate Pumphouse.
NOTABLE STOPS: Lake McKenzie Dog Park, North Casper
Soccer Complex, North Platte River Scenic Overlook, National
Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper Events Center,
Mike Lansing Field, Casper Planetarium, Old Town Family
Fun Center, Amoco Park, Bart Rae Learning Circle, Casper
Whitewater Park, Tate Pumphouse
COME FOR THE: Scenic journey through Casper’s urban core and
recreational facilities.
Platte River
Parkway Trail West
Rails
To Trails
TRAILHEAD LOCATION:
FORT CASPAR (PICTURED)
TRAILHEAD LOCATION:
NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM
Six miles of paved, linear trail running adjacent to the North
Platte River west of Downtown Casper. Features multiple boat
launches, public restrooms, interpretive signage, wildlife viewing,
campgrounds and public art.
Six miles of paved linear and packed gravel trail running from Hat
Six through the downtown corridor. Features interpretive signage,
wildlife viewing and public art. Suitable for transit, strolling,
jogging, biking, dog walking, rollerblading and skateboarding.
SPANS: The Tate Pumphouse to Paradise Valley.
NOTABLE STOPS: Three Crowns Golf Course, The Wagon
Wheel Roller Skating Rink, The Central Wyoming Fairgrounds,
Historic Fort Caspar, Morad Park
SUITABLE FOR: Transit, strolling, hiking, running, biking, dog
walking, rollerblading, skateboarding, fishing, paddling and floating.
COME FOR THE: Morad Park off-leash dog area. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR: Wooden foot bridge that
connects to the Platte River Commons and home to Three
Crowns Golf Club.
SPANS: Hat Six Road in east Casper to the Old Yellowstone
District in Downtown Casper.
NOTABLE STOPS: Natrona County Public Library, Nicolaysen
Art Museum, Casper Artists Guild, The Science Zone, numerous
downtown boutiques and restaurants
COME FOR THE: Bridge to the Future Park near the library.
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR: The Service Members Tribute Mural
below the Beverly Street Underpass.
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR: A food truck parked at the Tate
Pumphouse during the warm summer months.
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Reshaw Park
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PINEVIEW ELEM
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Lake McKenzie
Dog Park
SUMMIT ELEM
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Susie McMurry
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Eastridge Mall
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Alta Vista
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FARNUM ST
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North Casper
Athletic complex
NIC/Transit
Plaza
Wyoming Medical
Center
Casper Area
Highland
Convention &
Park
Visitor's Bureau
Washington
Park
Downtown
CASPER COLLEGE
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Casper Area Chamber
of Commerce Visitor Center
PARK ELEM
City
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NATRONA COUNTY HS
Platte River Commons
Three Crowns Golf
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Shelter
North Platte
River Park
Casper Events
Center
Crossroads Softball
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Mike Lansing
Field
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Historic Trails
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White
Cannon
Casper Area
Innovation Center
La Via Linda Trail
UW Extension
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Learning Circle
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Tate Pumphouse Trail
Center (Platte River
Trails Office)
Central Wyoming
Fairgrounds
MILLS ELEM
Mills 1st Street
Park
Norene Kilmer
Park
Fort Caspar
Museum and
Campground
Natrona County
Parks Dept
US Bureau of
Rec Office
MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEM
White, Blue, Yellow, and Red trails are for
Emergency Services to identify your location
in case of emergency
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School
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Local Street
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CASPER MOUNTAIN TRAILS CENTER: Nearly 26 miles of
groomed linear, looped and lighted trails ranging from flat runs
to steep inclines. Warm up or grab a bite at the main trailhead,
located at the Casper Mountain Trail Center Lodge. Suitable for
Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, fatbiking, hiking and
trail running.
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BRAILLE TRAIL: This looped dirt trail is less than a half mile
long. Designed to bring the beauty of nature to the visually
impaired, the path is level and wide with rope handrails. Features
braille interpretive signage and picnic areas. Accesible from
Strube Loop Road. Suitable for children, bird watching, biking or
photography.
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Bart Rae Learning Circle
BRIDLE TRAIL: Nearly 5 miles long and rising 1,200 feet,
this rocky, rugged terrain typically takes 3 hours to complete.
Restrooms, picnic tables and grills are available at the trailhead
in Rotary Park. Suitable for horseback riding, hiking, cardio or
endurance training.
CURTIS ST
These linear trails span many Casper neighborhoods, parks and
schools and can pick up and resume within a few hundred feet
virtually anywhere in town. Users travel these trails to connect
with the Rails to Trails or Platte River Parkway Trail systems.
Check out the map on page 23 for more information. Suitable for
transit, strolling, running, biking, dog walking, rollerblading and
skateboarding.
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SIP, ROCK & ROLL
IDEAL FOR: COUPLES, REVELERS, CRAFT BEER LOVERS
LOCATION: MIKE LANSING FIELD
Experts on all things brew, rock or outdoors,
307 Magazine hosts the 6th annual Harmony,
Hops & Hope event Saturday, May 21.
Brewers from across the state including
Casper’s Wonder Bar and Snake River out
of Jackson Hole bring samples of their finest
craft beers to Casper. At this Wyoming-only
brewfest for the 21 and over crowd, you’ll
sip on the best of the state's up and coming
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JEWEL OF CASPER
SWEETEN
THE DEAL
IDEAL FOR: NATURE LOVERS, FAMILIES, SPORTSMEN
IDEAL FOR: THE LOLLIPOP GUILD
LOCATION: DONELLS CANDY
Once upon a time, there was an oil refinery
near the North Platte River just west of
downtown Casper that played a major role
in the world’s economy. When it closed in
1991, the site was contaminated with nearly
a century’s worth of oil spillage, sludge
and buried pipeline. BP-Amoco partnered
with the Department of Environmental
amoco refinery 1920s
april
Quality and the City of Casper to clean up
the property. Today, it stands as a shining
example of how recreational development
and the ecosystem can work hand in hand.
Contaminated soils were removed, engineered
wetlands and ponds were installed to remove
iron and other contaminants, and over
2,000 trees were planted to return balance
to the area. Now known as the Platte River
Commons, the site features the Three
Crowns Golf Course, the Tate Pumphouse,
the Whitewater Kayak Park, the Bart Rae
Learning Circle and numerous biking and
walking paths. Interpretive signage explains
how the rehabilitation occurred but the best
way to appreciate the transformation is to
experience it for yourself.
This year, Donells Candy celebrates 60 years
of crafting delicious chocolates and candies
that Casper can’t get enough of. On Fridays
and Saturdays between Memorial Day and
Labor day, you can take a tour to see the
chocolate room and watch the experts make
homemade popcorn, ice cream and candy.
Same day reservations are available, so call
(307) 234-6283 to participate in Casper’s
sweetest experience!
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Each June, top college rodeo champions across
the United States and Canada converge on
Casper to test their mettle in the ultimate
contest between man and beast. From June 12
through June 18, the best of the best compete
in the College National Finals Rodeo
(CNFR.com) at the Casper Events Center
june
(CasperEventsCenter.com). Celebrating its 18th
year in Casper, more than 400 cowboys and
cowgirls will battle in nine events including
saddle bronc riding, bull riding and barrel
racing. Don’t miss the event Sports Travel
Magazine named the “Best Multi-Sport
Collegiate Event” in the nation.
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IDEAL FOR: GOLF ADDICTS, FITNESS FANATICS
LOCATIONS: THREE CROWNS, CASPER MUNICIPAL, SALT CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
june
may
screened local films and served craft beers
and Scarlow’s Gallery held special art sales.
Participating businesses and the types of art
featured are always growing and evolving,
so be sure to check CasperArtGuild.org for
more information.
IDEAL FOR: RODEO FANS, WILD WEST FUN
LOCATION: CASPER EVENTS CENTER
EXPECT MORE THAN
PAR FOR THE COURSE
TAKE AN INSPIRATIONAL STROLL
Step into Casper’s arts scene each month
in downtown Casper. The first Thursday of
each month, Casper’s galleries join forces to
create an evening filled with art, food and
entertainment. Last year, the Yellowstone
Garage hosted live music and food vendors,
Art 321 showcased art exhibitions, Adbay
m i k e l a n s i n g
f i e l d
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Blackmore Collection, Casper College Western History Center
IDEAL FOR: ART LOVERS, CREATIVE TYPES
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CASPER
brewery scene, listen to tunes from the region’s
top musicians, jam in the sunshine and chow
down on food from local vendors. And with an
entire baseball stadium concourse reserved for
this event, there’s plenty of room for dancing
with a crowd of your closest friends. Bring
your sunscreen and dancing flip-flops to join
in the celebration. Proceeds benefit community
charities.
WATCH TOMORROW’S
RODEO STARS TODAY
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LOCATION: FORMER BP-AMOCO REFINERY SITE
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If golf is your game, you’ve come to the
right place. The Casper area is home to
three exceptional public courses. For the
ultimate golf experience, head to the
award-winning Three Crowns Golf Club
(ThreeCrownsGolfClub.com), which sprawls
across 100 acres just blocks from downtown.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this par-72
course is one of the premier 18-hole courses
in the country. The Casper Municipal Golf
Course (307-233-6620) opened in 1929,
and its three 9-hole courses have challenged
golfers ever since. The native rough and
green fairways are sure to challenge your short
game and putting skills. And the Salt Creek
Country Club (307-437-6207) in Midwest
offers a unique, grass-roots experience on a
pasture-style course with mowed prairie grass
fairways and sand greens. Casper also offers
two private clubs: the Casper Country Club
(CasperCountryClub.com) and the Paradise
Valley Country Club (ParadiseValleyCCWyo.com)
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GET ARTSY AT
NIC FEST
IDEAL FOR: ART LOVERS, SUN LOVERS,
FUN LOVERS
LOCATION: NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM
One of Casper’s favorite downtown festivals
celebrates all things creative and beautiful. At
Nic Fest (TheNic.org), more than 60 regional
artists showcase their work to the nearly
20,000 visitors who peruse and purchase art
ranging from Wyoming landscapes to modern
media work. This event continues to grow
each year, and while the art is outstanding,
you’ll find yourself browsing through much
more than art — jewelry, handmade clothing,
hand-squeezed lemonade, specialty sweets and
new surprises every year. This free, three-day,
family-friendly event features live music, food
and entertainment, so you don’t have to love
art to love Nic Fest.
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HIT THE MIDWAY
IDEAL FOR: YOUNG COUPLES, FAMILIES
LOCATION: CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS
Polish your boots, dust off the cowboy
hat and wiggle into those Wranglers®
because July 8 through 16 is time for
the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo
(CentralWyomingFair.com). Each summer,
the tradition continues with bright lights,
carnival rides, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and
the scent of buttery popcorn. The fun begins
JULY
with a carnival, and on Tuesday, July 12 the
rodeo parade takes over downtown, but the
main event is the nightly PRCA Rodeo, one
of the top 35 in the nation. Don’t miss the
action with mutton bustin', bareback riding,
saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down
roping, bull riding, steer wrestling and barrel
racing.
REV UP FOR ADVENTURE
IDEAL FOR: FITNESS FANATICS, COMPETITION LOVERS
LOCATIONS: CROSSROADS PARK, PLATTE RIVER PARKWAY
For those of you whose summer days are
anything but lazy, Casper has the event
for you. The Rev3 Cowboy Tough
(CowboyToughWY.com) weekend is full of
activities for competitors, participants and
cheerleaders alike. The weekend kicks off at
dusk on Friday, July 9 with a 5K Glow Run
through Crossroads Park. Elite athletes and
fitness enthusiasts face the Casper Strong
full day adventure race, a demanding seven to
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IDEAL FOR: MUSIC LOVERS, FAMILIES
LOCATION: CASPER MOUNTAIN
You hardly need an excuse to spend a
weekend basking in the sunshine, but
what better reason to put the yard work on
hold than a ticket to one of the best music
events in Wyoming? Each summer on
Casper Mountain, bluegrass takes center
stage at the Beartrap Summer Festival
(BeartrapSummerFestival.com) – and what
AUGUST
a festival it is! Regional favorites, as well as
national acts like The Charlie Daniels Band
and Los Lobos perform to eager crowds. This
two-day celebration is jam-packed with
music, food and fun. Bring the family and
head to Beartrap Meadow for a one-of-akind experience. There’s so much to see and
do, you won’t want to leave!
DIVE RIGHT IN
JULY
twelve hour course that features a 12-mile run
up 3,000 vertical feet to the top of Casper
Mountain where you’ll compete in archery
and shooting challenges. Then, it's on to
mountain biking, an inner tube journey down
Whitewater Park along the Platte River
Parkway and a wet dash to the finish line. If
you’re Casper Strong, this is the weekend to
prove it.
IDEAL FOR: ANGLERS, BOATERS, FAMILIES
LOCATIONS: ALCOVA RESERVOIR, PATHFINDER RESERVOIR
Travel up the river off Highway 220 to the
waters of Alcova Reservoir and Pathfinder
Reservoir for rugged beauty and fun in the
sun. Sandy Beach is the perfect lakeside
destination to catch rays and work on your
tan. If building sand castles seems a bit tame,
travel to Okie Beach, great for camping and
an ideal spot to launch watercraft. Fishing
august
boats, paddle boats, water skis, wake boards,
jet skis and life vests can be rented from
Alcova Lakeside Marina (AlcovaMarina.
com). When hunger beckons, head back to
the Marina restaurant and lounge for dining
with full cocktail service, or dine in one of
several quiet campsites and picnic areas along
Black Beach Road.
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IDEAL FOR: FAMILIES, PUZZLERS,
GHOULS, STRATEGISTS
LOCATION: WEST OF CASPER
OCTOBER
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TAKE A SCENIC DRIVE
IDEAL FOR: PARK VISITORS, FAMILIES
LOCATIONS: CASPER MOUNTAIN, ALCOVA, SURROUNDING AREAS
Wyoming is synonymous with scenic drives
that take visitors along an often surreal view
of pristine, untouched landscape. Casper’s
central location offers hundreds of driving
routes to parks and landmarks throughout
the state. Your vacation won’t be complete
without a drive up Casper Mountain, a
trip around Alcova Reservoir or a ride to
Independence Rock. The Black Gold
Byway takes travelers along a 42-mile stretch
september
that follows the history of the Salt Creek
Oilfield during its heyday when the area was
one of the largest oil producers in the nation.
The Byway runs from Casper to Midwest
and Edgerton via I-25. Another spectacular
countryside drive is the South Big Horn/
Red Wall Back Country Byway, which takes
you through an open range that connects to
Hell’s Half Acre, the Oregon Trail and the
Seminoe-to-Alcova Byway.
FRESHEN UP YOUR FALL
IDEAL FOR: ASPIRING CHEFS, GARDENERS, FOODIES
LOCATIONS: CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS, DOWNTOWN CASPER
Skip the grocery store this summer and head
to Casper’s local farmer’s markets for fresh
produce and delicious goodies. The Master
Gardeners Farmer’s Market (NFMD.org)
is held each Saturday between August and
September at the ARLC Building near the
Central Wyoming Fairgrounds. You’ll find
heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers,
fresh basil and more. Vendors are on hand
selling fresh, homemade jellies, jams, honey
and grass fed beef.
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For an experience that goes beyond fresh
veggies, the Downtown Casper Farmers
Market is held every Tuesday outside of the
Nicolaysen Art Museum from mid-July
though September. This outdoor event
features dozens of food vendors with produce
and baked goods, live entertainment, kids
activities and more. It's the perfect place to
pick up fresh produce and friendly advice to
create the upcoming week's culinary delights.
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This autumn, wind your way through one of
Casper’s thrilling corn mazes, home to more
than 10 acres of mazes, pumpkin patches,
corn cannons, wagon rides, delicious food
and even haunted corn rows. When you've
visited them once, the Field of Dreams and
Green Acres Corn Mazes are sure to become
a family fall tradition. And, as you gear up for
Halloween, the Field of Dreams becomes the
Field of Screams after dark, where you never
know who, or what, will be lurking around
the next corner.
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IDEAL FOR: HUNTERS, SPORTSMEN
LOCATIONS: SURROUNDING AREAS
Crisp mornings, vibrant sunrises, herds of
pronghorn grazing on fall grasses and the
ultimate connection between you and nature
— there are few experiences quite like hunting
in the Casper area. In addition to the large
pronghorn population, elk, deer, duck, geese,
pheasant and dove are all bountiful in Natrona
County, making it one of the top places in
the country for game hunting. West of Casper
is ideal because of abundant public land. The
Bates Hole area, the second range of the Hat
Six area, and northeast of Casper in the sand
hills are excellent mule deer hunting grounds.
To make your excursion successful and stress
free, Casper has several supply stores and
outfitters, as well as taxidermists and meat
processing facilities. So brew up a thermos
of hot coffee and put on your orange vest –
it’s open season for adventure. Contact the
Wyoming Game and Fish Department for
more information (wgfd.wyo.gov).
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WELCOME
KRIS KRINGLE
IDEAL FOR: FAMILIES
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CASPER
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MAKE THE TREK TO
INDEPENDENCE ROCK
IDEAL FOR: WESTERN CULTURE ENTHUSIASTS
LOCATION: 50 MI SW OF CASPER VIA HWY 220
More than 150 years ago, when America was
still in its infancy, emigrants forging West
toward the promise of a new, brighter future
passed through Central Wyoming. Along
the way, many stopped at a large granite
formation located about 50 miles southwest
of Casper. As a testament to their journey,
they carved their names into this behemoth
rock that stands 136 feet tall and covers an
Ready to ring in the holiday season? Bundle
up and head downtown for the annual Casper
Christmas Parade on November 26. Chase
away the shivers with free hot chocolate
and cookies. Gaze at the lighted parade
entries, sing along with the holiday music
and keep an eye out for a visit from Santa
himself! After the parade, cruise Casper’s
cheerful, decorated neighborhoods to enjoy
the twinkling of Christmas lights. Round out
your holiday experience by planning an extra
day for some yuletide shopping. Get more
information about Downtown Casper at
DowntownCasper.com or call 307-235-6710.
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area of 24.81 acres. Today it’s known as
Independence Rock (wyoparks.state.wy.us),
a poignant reminder of the sacrifice and
fortitude of those who knew a better future
lay before them. Take an afternoon to visit
this national historic landmark where you
might just find the names of some of your
ancestors.
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DOG DAYS OF WINTER
IDEAL FOR: DOG LOVERS, FAMILIES
LOCATION: CASPER MOUNTAIN
Race to the next Canines for Charity Sled
Dog Race, benefitting the Natrona County
4H. Join participants and spectators from
all over the United States at Beartrap
Meadow to watch gorgeous canines and fierce
competition. Mushers of every age battle in
events like sprint (6-10 miles), mid-distance
february
(22 miles) and skijoring (anywhere from 1-3
dogs pulling a skier). This free event is open
to the public, so if you’re a lover of adventure,
chilly weather, mountains or pooches, check
the events schedule at VisitCasper.com and
then head up to Casper Mountain.
HIT THE SLOPES
NEVER MISS A CHANCE
TO SHRED POWDER.
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IDEAL FOR: SKIERS, SNOWBOARDERS
LOCATION: HOGADON SKI AREA
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IDEAL FOR: SECRET SANTAS
LOCATIONS: DOWNTOWN CASPER, SURROUNDING AREAS
Your holiday shopping list may be long, but
Casper has the big box selection and local
flavor that makes it easy to cross every name off
your list. With Wyoming’s premiere selection,
value and proximity, holiday shopping is a
breeze in Casper. Since you’ll never be able
to finish all of your shopping in a single day,
make it a holiday shopping weekend.
Shop big box stores like Macy’s, Best Buy,
Target, Kohl's and Dick’s Sporting Goods
as well as local treasures like Floral Rhino,
Wind City Books, Lou Taubert's Ranch
Outfitters, Ugly Bug Fly Shop and Fashion
Crossroads. Holiday fanatics will want to
visit Sierra West's specialty Christmas Store
built inside an authentic old west hotel. You
could spend hours wandering through more
than 30 different holiday-themed rooms with
over 90 Christmas trees and thousands of
ornaments. With so many options in Casper,
your weekend will feel more like a Christmas
memory than a stressful chore.
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SKI BY MOONLIGHT
IDEAL FOR: FAMILIES, COUPLES
LOCATION: CASPER MOUNTAIN TRAILS CENTER
When the sun sets, it’s usually time to pack
up the skis and head inside. We say forget
about conventional wisdom! If you have
never tried cross country night skiing, this is
your chance. Casper Mountain boasts 15
miles of groomed and lighted trails, perfect
for exploring by the light of the moon. The
only sound puncturing the stillness of the
crisp evening air will be your skis quietly
whooshing across the snow...and maybe your
breath as you settle into a brisk rhythm.
Afterwards warm up cold fingers and toes
in front of a crackling fire inside the Casper
Mountain Trails Center (307-259-0958).
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The weather outside is frightful, but that
doesn’t deter die-hard fishermen of all ages
from sliding out on the ice of Alcova and
Pathfinder Reservoirs to drill for prize
walleye, trout and perch. These two lakes,
which lie about 30 miles southwest of Casper,
are the ultimate ice fishing destinations
during cold winter months. Each licensed
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or take it easy on Morning Dew or Holiday.
Snowboarders, get ready to ride Boomerang
Terrain Park or hit one of the big-air jumps
scattered around the mountain. Unlike other
ski areas in Wyoming, lift lines are short –
which means more skiing and fewer frozen
toes. And for kids and first-timers, Hogadon
offers the Magic Carpet Lift, a 310-foot
conveyor belt-style lift.
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IDEAL FOR: HEARTY ANGLERS
LOCATION: ALCOVA, PATHFINDER
Pack up your gear and head to Hogadon Ski
Area (Hogadon.net), a top-down style ski area
with vertical drops of 600 feet and 60 acres of
beginner, intermediate and expert slopes just
a few minutes from the city. Nowhere else in
Central Wyoming can you polish off brunch
in downtown and be on the slopes less than
20 minutes later. If skiing is your game, feel
free to rip down favorites like Dreadnaught,
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january
fisherman is allowed up to six lines in the
water at the same time, so bring your tipups and jigging rods and don’t miss a single
catch. If you would like help planning your
icy adventure, contact one of the local fishing
guides to handle all of the details. You can
find a list of local guides on page 54 or at
FishCasper.com.
IDEAL FOR: KIDS, FITNESS FANATICS
LOCATION: CASPER FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
Baby it’s cold outside, but at the Casper
Family Aquatic Center (307-235-8383)
the sun is always shining. Bring the towels,
snorkel masks and flippers (leave the
sunscreen at home) for a beach day during the
icy days of spring. The 23,500 square foot
march
facility has everything but the sun and sand:
zero-depth entry, “lazy river,” two water slides,
four-lane lap pool, hot water whirlpool, party
room and an outdoor deck. Or just kick back
and relax in the hot tub while the kids burn
off some energy!
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Casper was a central hub during the great westward migration of the
19th Century. The Oregon, California, Pony Express, Bozeman
and Mormon Trails all converged in Casper. More than half a
million settlers took the arduous trek on these trails, dreaming of a
better life in the Great American West. Some carved their names
into Independence Rock, an important historical landmark less
than an hour from Casper off Highway 220. Many died along
the way. Some of the toughest stayed, put down roots, and what
began as a cluster of crude shacks grew into a small town. Casper
is ground zero for history buffs who want to immerse themselves in
the gritty lore and legends of the Old West. Here are a few of the
places where you can experience our rich history:
FORT CASPAR
HISTORICAL
SITE & MUSEUM
NATIONAL HISTORIC
TRAILS INTERPRETIVE
CENTER
4001 FT CASPAR RD • 307-235-8462
1501 N POPLAR ST • 307-261-7700
Casper took its name from Fort Caspar, a fully
reconstructed frontier outpost which draws large
numbers of visitors every year. It was named after
Lieutenant Caspar Collins, who was killed in the
1865 Battle of Platte Bridge Station against the
Lakota and Cheyenne. The Fort Caspar Museum
features reconstructed buildings, including a
stockade and a replica of the Mormon ferry
that operated in Casper from 1847-1849. Head
inside the Interpretive Center where you can
walk through Casper's first 100 years with objects
from the museum’s collection and learn about the
community’s history through interactive videos.
The National Historic Trails Interpretive
Center is a great place to start your exploration
of our frontier history. Featuring state-of-the-art
technology, the interpretive center allows visitors
to experience what pioneer life was like for early
emigrants. Join the thousands of annual visitors
who roam the outdoor kiosks and historical
display. This experience is an invaluable one for
immersing children in history. The center is a
must see for all those interested in pioneer life and
our nation’s westward expansion.
MORMON HANDCART
VISITOR CENTER
47600 W HWY 22, ALCOVA
307-328-2953
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In 1856, Edward Martin left Iowa with a group
of Mormon Pioneers bound for Salt Lake City.
They were too poor to buy horses and covered
wagons, so most brought their belongings in
handcarts. They left late in the season, with
inadequate provisions, and were trapped in a
blizzard 30 miles from present day Alcova, and
some 60 miles from Casper. Of the 600 who
made the journey, 150 died of starvation and
exposure before the rest were rescued by a team
from Salt Lake City. Contact Martin’s Cove
to schedule your own trek and connect with
Wyoming’s rich past.
1862:
Platte Bridge Station
was established near
the site of the first
Mormon ferry across
the North Platte
River.
July 26, 1865:
Lt. Caspar Collins
and 25 other soldiers
were killed during an
Indian attack. The
Fort was renamed
Fort Casper in his
honor, but his name
was mispelled.
June 15, 1888:
Tracks from Fremont,
Elkhorn & Missouri
Valley Railroad
arrived in the area,
and Casper was born.
1910-1920:
Casper’s population
explodes with the
booming oil and
refining business,
giving the area a
ruff and tumble
reputation, filled with
saloons, brothels
and bootlegging.
1920s:
The Teapot Dome
Scandal involving
the Salt Creek
Oilfields 40 miles
outside of Casper
involved national
security, bribery and
corruption up to the
highest levels
with President
Warren G. Harding.
SUN RANCH
ABOUT 6 MI (9.7 KM) WEST
OF INDEPENDENCE ROCK ON
WYOMING HIGHWAY 220
The Sun Ranch, located outside of Casper near
the Mormon Handcart Site, is a little-known
treasure in the middle of some incredible history.
The Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony
Express Trails passed directly through this area,
which is now a national historic landmark owned
by the Church of Latter Day Saints. During
your visit, you’ll find Devil’s Gate to your east
and Split Rock off to your west in addition to
dozens of unmarked trail graves on the ranch
property. Make your immersion into pioneer
history a weekend by staying in the onsite Jade or
Moonstone Suites. www.sunranchcabins.com
1942:
Because of the
area’s sunny and
windy conditions, the
Army built a training
base for WWII
bomber crews that
now stands as the
Wyoming Veterans
Memorial Museum,
near the airport.
WyoHistory.org
For more fascinating Casper and Wyoming history,
go to wyohistory.org, a project of the Wyoming
State Historical Society.
The North Platte River is a 680 mile river that flows right through
the heart of downtown Casper. Along with Alcova Reservoir
and Pathfinder Reservoirs, Casper’s waterways provide countless
opportunities for recreation (see map page 56). Here are some of the
areas you will definitely enjoy:
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After Grey Reef, the North Platte River
meanders towards Casper and beyond. And all
along the way, there are plenty of access points for
floating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. There’s
Lusby, Government Bridge/Miles Landing,
By the Way Ranch, Sechrist, Speck/Bessemer
Bend, Robertson Road and Paradise Valley
(see map page 56), all public access points, and all
beautiful destinations. Floating the river is a great
way to take in Central Wyoming’s beauty at a
leisurely pace.
PLATTE RIVER
PARKWAY
Located on the outskirts of Downtown Casper,
the Platte River Parkway is an ideal spot for fly
fishing. It also features a manmade whitewater
park for anyone wanting to spend an afternoon
kayaking. Nothing makes for memories of fun
and excitement like riding the waves of the river
as it crashes over the rocks. It’s a terrific spot to
picnic and view Casper’s skyline with Casper
Mountain as a backdrop.
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Covering nearly 2,500 acres, Alcova Reservoir
is one of Casper’s premier destinations for
sportsmen, boaters, campers and anyone looking
to have fun in the sun. The lake air is filled with
a celebratory spirit during the summer holidays,
but with a total of six campgrounds, any time
is a good time to camp. Sandy, Okie and
Black Beaches each merit a full-day visit, but
adventurous types can also explore and find their
own perfect areas to wile away an afternoon.
And the Alcova Lakeside Marina is a full-service
restaurant and lounge where you can also rent
all types of watercraft and stock up on supplies
before hitting the water.
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FREMONT CANYON
About 4 miles southwest of Pathfinder Dam,
you will find the entrance to Fremont Canyon.
The beautiful rock walls on either side of the
river reach high into the air and provide climbing
opportunities for novices and experts alike. But
even if you are not that adventurous, it’s well
worth a visit to explore Wyoming’s exposed
history.
GREY REEF
Sportsmen rejoice! The Grey Reef section
of the North Platte River, about 25 miles
southwest from Casper, provides some of the
best trout fishing in the country. And we’re not
just bragging— the Outdoor Channel's Curtis
Fleming chose this stretch of the river as the
backdrop for two recent episodes of his hit
show Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming.
Amazingly, it remains just as beautiful and
uncrowded as ever. This is truly the place to be
for sportsmen hoping to catch a 4 pound 20inch rainbow trout! Just 29 miles northwest of
Casper, the Goldeneye Reservoir contains 1,153
acres, of which 488 are covered by the reservoir
and is another prime destination for trophy
trout.
Boating
This reservoir is fed by the Sweetwater and
North Platte Rivers and controlled by
Pathfinder Dam. It’s home to various fish
species and is a great spot for camping, boating
and hiking. Anyone interested in engineering
should visit the Pathfinder Interpretive Center
and Trail to learn about the hundred year history
of this example of American ingenuity.
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At 8,130 feet, Casper Mountain offers so much to do, explore and
enjoy. Situated just south of Casper, it’s a 20 minute drive to the
top of the mountain from downtown. No matter how you plan to
spend the day, the recreational opportunities are only limited by
your imagination.
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As you wander across Casper Mountain, you’ll find
more trails than you could ever hike, bike or run.
Here are a few places to find maps that will help you
navigate our beloved mountain:
Casper Chamber of Commerce
www.casperwyoming.org
Mountain Sports
www.caspermtnsports.com
Bureau of Land Management - Casper Office
www.blm.gov
Platte River Trails
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HOGADON SKI AREA
Just atop Casper Mountain, about 11 miles
from Casper, lies Hogadon Ski Area with 24
trails and three chair lifts. Downhill courses
range from beginner (Morning Dew; Park
Avenue) to intermediate (Holiday; Zig Zag) to
expert (Bone Yard; Nasty Gash); there is also a
snowboard terrain park covering 600 vertical
feet. Typically open from mid-December to
early April, the area offers residents and visitors
the opportunity to hit the trails for a fun way to
get some fresh air and appreciate the wonders of
winter.
LEE MCCUNE
BRAILLE TRAIL
It’s true the absence of sight heightens the other
senses, and if you don’t believe it, visit the Lee
McCune Braille Trail located on Strube Loop.
Even if you follow the trail without wearing the
visibility-obscuring glasses, you’ll be pleasantly
surprised at how attuned you are to the sounds
of flowing water and tweeting birds, the smell
of wildflowers and pine needles, and the feel of
mossy rocks and knotty tree trunks. Interpretive
plaques with Braille imprints make this trail a
truly unique experience.
City of Casper
www.casperwy.gov
Natrona County Government
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Wyoming State Parks
http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/
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Trails
With 42 kilometers of groomed trails, the
Nordic Trails Center provides opportunities
for both day and night cross-country skiing.
The beautiful terrain and variety of challenges
for different skill levels make this a popular
destination. In fact, prior to the Salt Lake City
Olympics, two teams trained here. Night skiing
is a particularly unique experience, with the
lighted loop providing enough visibility to avoid
accidents, but not so much as to wash out the
beauty of a star-filled night sky. A visit to the
trails center is more than just fun – it’s good
exercise and will sharpen your senses.
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CASPER MOUNTAIN
TRAILS CENTER
If you happen to be in Casper during the
summer solstice, plan to visit this park and
folksy museum. Named an “Editor’s Pick” by
10Best.com, this attraction draws hundreds of
visitors every summer to hear about the friendly
elves, witches and forest spirits that call Casper
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Grab your bow and arrows and hone your
archery skills at this practice range. Located just
a short jaunt west of Beartrap Meadow, the area
is also near camping and RV sites, as well as a
number of public access roads and trails for those
who might want to cruise around on an ATV.
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PARK & MUSEUM
Biking
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ROTARY PARK
Situated near the base of the mountain, this park
is home to Garden Creek Falls and the 4.5 mile
Bridle Trail that offers spectacular views of the
city below, beautiful scenery and even a waterfall.
The park is equipped with grills and fire pits, so
plan on a picnic once you have finished hiking
or biking.
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History and culture are alive and well in Casper! From our rich
geological and cultural history to displays of nature and the arts,
there’s something for every age and interest. These outstanding
museums offer an engaging look at what makes our city such a
fascinating place to visit.
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531 Peake St in Midwest • 307-437-6513
Exhibits chronicle the Salt Creek Oilfields from
1889 to the present, oilfield workers and their
families, and a history of the area, including the
Teapot Dome scandal of the early 1920s. Take a
peek inside a furnished doctor’s office that was in
use from 1937 to 1993, a school room, kitchen,
dining room and barber shop.
THE SCIENCE ZONE
111 W Midwest Ave • 307-473-9663
TheScienceZone.org
Kids learn science and math through fun, interactive
programs and exhibits. Education, activities and
live demonstrations for kids of all ages!
3740 Jourgensen Ave • 307-472-1857
wvmm.org
This patriotic museum memorializes all veterans
from the Indian Wars of the 1850s up to the
Global War on Terrorism. The Spotlight Case
singles out specific Wyoming veterans and their
amazing stories and displays them in an intimate
setting.
WAR BIRDS MUSEUM
8220 Fuller St • 307-259-5910
Feed your inner aviator with a visit to the War
Birds Museum (by appointment only). Veteran
Jim Good will guide you through the museum,
which boasts a collection of World War II vintage
planes including two rare MIG fighters. Call to
set up a tour.
WERNER WILDLIFE
MUSEUM
405 E 15th St • 307-235-2108
CasperCollege.edu/werner
Located just a short walk from the Casper College
campus, the Werner Wildlife Museum focuses on
wildlife indigenous to Wyoming, but the displays
also include specimens from North America, Asia,
Africa, Europe and other locations around the
world. Come visit the Werner's newest residents,
baby pronghorns Sage and Cedar; it's one of
WyoCity's many essential experiences!
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400 E Collins Dr • 307-235-5247
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The “NIC” features contemporary art of the
central Rockies and high plains. With more than
25,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms and the
Discovery Center (a hands-on art studio), the NIC
celebrates the visual arts and learning. Plan ahead to
catch an auction, show or festival, or simply wander
through the current awe-inspiring display!
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NICOLAYSEN ART
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Nature Lovers
904 N Poplar St • 307-577-0310
CasperPlanetarium.com
Love to spend hours staring at the night skies?
Learn about our solar system through programs and
displays at the Planetarium. Featuring the cuttingedge Mediaglobe-II system, this facility allows for a
full-dome presentation similar to an IMAX theatre.
125 College Dr • 307-268-2447
CasperCollege.edu/tate
One of a small number of geology and
paleontology museums in Wyoming, the Tate
houses a collection of over 3,000 fossil and
mineral specimens - including dinosaurs and Dee
the Mammoth, an 11,600 year old Columbian
Mammoth who lived in the American West
during the Pleistocene, or Ice Age. Museum staff
are always on hand to answer questions and help
identify items folks might bring in. You'll even
find a life-sized bronze of a juvenille T. rex right
outside the museum. Make your visit not only
enjoyable, but educational as well!
Educational
CASPER PLANETARIUM
TATE GEOLOGICAL
MUSEUM
Art Lovers
818 E 2nd St • 307-235-5277
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The M.L. Bishop House was placed on the
National Register of Historic Places because of
its association with the development of Casper
and the surrounding area from a small village to a
livestock center, and eventually, to an oil town.
Kid Friendly
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With Wyoming’s widest selection of big box stores, local shops and
boutiques, Casper is a year-round shopping destination. Visit one of
these shopping areas to discover the best that Casper has to offer.
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For a unique and local experience, try the
Hilltop Shopping Center. With a wide variety
of specialty shops, this won’t be your everyday
shopping trip. Kim’s Closet is the perfect
destination for thrifty fashionistas, and the
Hilltop Shopping Center is a destination for
brides-to-be with Christina’s Prom and Bridal.
Budding and seasoned muscians will be right
at home at Hill Music. Grab a sandwich at
Blimpie Sub or dine on fine Asian cuisine at
Wonderful House for a break.
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Historic Downtown Casper is the heart of the
city’s shopping scene. The area’s old buildings
evoke our history as a frontier town. Lou
Taubert Ranch Outfitters is a staple in western
fashion. With nine floors and over 10,000 pairs
of boots, you’ll find just the outfit for your stay
in the Cowboy State. Looking for something to
read? Wind City Books carries bestsellers, and
local authors, as well as indie options. Sierra
West and Wolcott Galleria carry elegant and
unique home accent pieces and gifts. Downtown
is the place to go for the most memorable Casper
souvenirs.
HILLTOP SHOPPING
CENTER
EXPLORE
SHOPPING
c a s p e r
Craft Stores
4000 S Poplar St • 307-234-5886
The Sunrise Shopping Center in south Casper
offers great shopping and dining all in one
convenient location. Zeelo’s Cranks and Planks
is Casper’s newest bike shop with equipment,
gear and rentals as well as some of the best bike
chatter you’ll find in town. Live It Clothing
features dance, gymnastics and fitness apparel
for the stylish fitness enthusiast. Try out some
of your new finds at Healthy Life Studio, a
yoga and tai chi training facility. Grab a sub
with freshly sliced deli meats from Blimpie, or a
charming bistro lunch from the Sunrise Coffee
Cafe. For a night out, grab burgers and wings
from Prime Time Pub & Grill, then bowl at
Sunrise Lanes.
d o w n t o w n
Boutiques
SUNRISE SHOPPING
CENTER
Newport Rd in East Casper
The Blackmore Marketplace is the center
of Casper’s ever-expanding east side. Kohl’s,
Marshalls, Dressbarn, Shoe Carnival, Pier
1 Imports and a Gap Factory Store can all
be found in this area. New restaurants and
businesses are always moving in, so be sure
to stop by to see what’s popping up at the
Blackmore Marketplace.
Local Stores
601 SE Wyoming Blvd • 307-265-9362
ShopEastridge.com
Home to over 60 stores, the Eastridge Mall is
Wyoming’s largest shopping mall. With this kind
of selection, everyone is guaranteed to find at
least a few things they can’t leave Casper without.
Anchor chains include Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears,
Target, Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
There are also dozens of specialty stores like Bed
Bath & Beyond, Gymboree, Famous Footwear
and Christopher & Banks.
BLACKMORE
MARKETPLACE
Big Box Stores
EASTRIDGE MALL
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events
EVENTS
As Wyoming’s hub of commerce, culture, creativity and competition, there’s something
exciting happening in Casper all year long. And while this list is by no means exhaustive,
we’ve compiled a calendar of some of our favorite events in 2016. To make sure you’re
always in the know, subscribe to the Casper Compass, Wyoming’s most comprehensive
events guide, at VisitCasper.com.
MAY
10
CARRIE
UNDERWOOD
The seven-time Grammy Award
winner and country superstar
has released five albums in her
career, which has garnered her
17 Billboard Music Awards,
11 Academy of Country Music
JAN
2017
JAN
2017
FEB
20
FEB
10-14
FEB
26-27
HAWG ICE FISHING DERBY
EACH JANUARY PATHFINDER RESERVOIR
HAWGDERBY.COM
With $57,000 in cash and prizes available, you won't want
to miss this Pathfinder tradition! Official rules and more
information available at hawgderby.com. (See page 9)
BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA
EACH JANUARY CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPEREVENTSCENTER.COM
API CHILI COOKOFF
FEBRUARY 20, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPERAPI.COM
STATE DARTS TOURNAMENT
FEBRUARY 10–14, 2016 PARKWAY PLAZA
WYOMINGDARTS.COM
STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
FEBRUARY 26–27, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WHSAA.ORG
FEB
19-21
MAR
3-5
MAR
8
MAR
9
MAR
10-12
SLED DOG RACES
FEBRUARY 19–21, 2016 CASPER MOUNTAIN
CANINESFORCHARITY.ORG
Canines for Charity presents the Casper Mountain
Sled Dog Races Banquet and Auction. (See page 33)
STATE 1A/2A BASKETBALL
MAR
16-20
MAR
18-20
MARCH 3–5, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WHSAA.ORG
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
MARCH 8, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPEREVENTSCENTER.COM
WHSAA SPIRIT COMPETITION
MARCH 9, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WHSAA.ORG
STATE 3A/4A BASKETBALL
MARCH 10-12, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WHSAA.ORG
MAR
19-20
MAY
27-29
MAY 10 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPEREVENTSCENTER.COM
Awards, an induction into the
Grand Ole Opry and many
other achievements. For her
third trip to Casper, Underwood
will be accompanied by Easton
Corbin and the Swon Brothers.
STATE TEAM POOL TOURNAMENT
MARCH 16-20, 2016 PARKWAY PLAZA
WYOMINGAMUSEMENT.COM
HOME & GARDEN SHOW
MARCH 18–20, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPEREVENTSCENTER.COM
Admission is FREE to this annual home and garden show,
presented by the Central Wyoming Homebuilders Association.
CASPER YOUTH BASKETBALL
TOURNAMENT
MAMMA MIA
APR
15-17
APR
15-17
APRIL 15-17, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WAWAWRESTLING.ORG
VISITCASPER.COM
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SPRING SOCCER JAMBOREE
APRIL 15-17, 2016 NORTH CASPER SOCCER COMPLEX
CASPERSOCCERCLUB.COM
STATE HIGH SCHOOL ART
SYMPOSIUM
APR
22-23
CASPER IRON POWERSPORTS
EXPO
APRIL 21-23, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WHSAA.ORG
APRIL 22-23, 2016 CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS
MOTORCYCLEEVENTS.COM
APR
25-26
CASPER COED VOLLEYBALL
TOURNAMENT
APRIL 25-26, 2016 ACROSS CASPER
CRLASPORTS.COM
APR
29-30
APR
30
44
most famous vintage auto event
with custom and antique cars
and trucks.
APR
21-23
MARCH 21, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
BROADWAYINCASPER.COM
WY AMATEUR WRESTLING
MAY 27-29 DOWNTOWN CASPER
CRUIZINWITHTHEOLDIES.COM
Blast into the past in high
gear during the Cruizin’ With
the Oldies classic car show in
downtown Casper, Wyoming’s
MARCH 19-20, 2016 ACROSS CASPER
CRLASPORTS.COM
MAR
21
CRUZIN' WITH THE OLDIES
CARSHOW
THE JOE EXPO
APRIL 29-30, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPEREVENTSCENTER.COM
2016 COWBOY STATE FEIS
APRIL 30, 2016 CY MIDDLE SCHOOL
FEISWORX.COM
VISITCASPER.COM
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MAY
14
MAY
19-21
MAY
21
MAY
26
JUNE
5
JUNE
2016
JUNE
12-18
P.O.W.W.O.W
MAY 14, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WYPOWWOW.COM
The 2016 Promoting our Women Warriors of Wyoming
conference connects and empowers female veterans.
JUNE
24-26
STATE TRACK AND FIELD
CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAY 19-21, 2016 KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL
WHSAA.ORG
HARMONY, HOPS & HOPE
MAY 21, 2016 MIKE LANSING FIELD
307MAGONLINE.COM
This annual brew fest and concert will be held at Mike
Lansing Field for the second year, and every year, the bands
get bigger, the crowds dance longer and the beers get tastier.
(See page 27)
JULY
4
JULY
8-16
CELTIC WOMAN
MAY 26, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
BROADWAYINCASPER.COM
CASPER MARATHON
JUNE 5, 2016 ACROSS CASPER
RUNWYOMING.COM
Runners from across the country compete in full, half and
relay marathons during the Casper Marathon along the scenic
North Platte River. Described by past participants as a “first
class event with small town charm,” the annual race is hailed
as a picturesque, quiet and uncrowded 26.2 miles.
JULY
9
WYOMING STATE GAMES
JUNE 2016 ACROSS CASPER
WYOMINGSTATEGAMES.COM
COLLEGE NATIONAL
FINALS RODEO
JUNE 12-18, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CNFR.COM
The west comes alive for one week this summer in Casper
during the College National Finals Rodeo. Join competitors
and spectators from across the nation as we come together to
tip our hats to champions. (See page 7, 27)
JUNE 20, 2016
CRIMSON DAWN ON CASPER MOUNTAIN
CRIMSONDAWNPARK.ORG
The folklore and legend behind the annual Midsummer’s Eve
Celebration is as intricate and complex as the forest on Casper
Mountain. Visit the historic Crimson Dawn Museum for a
primitive and folksy celebration of summer.
VISITCASPER.COM
AUG
6-7
FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
JULY 4 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPEREVENTSCENTER.COM
CENTRAL WYOMING FAIR
& PRCA RODEO
JULY 8–16, 2016 CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS
CENTRALWYOMINGFAIR.COM
While the CWFR’s PRCA Rodeo is one of the top 35 in the
nation, this week is jam-packed with events including a
Demolition Derby, Pancake Breakfast, Mutton Bustin’ with
local 5-7 year-olds, Matched Horse Races and much more.
Every year, more events get added to the schedule, so check
out CentralWyomingFair.com so you don’t miss any of the
action. (See page 28)
JULY 9, 2016 NORTH PLATTE RIVER
K2RADIO.COM
Teams construct homemade rafts and race down a section of
the North Platte River. With kayaks, canoes, inflatables,
prizes for most dressed and most creative floats, and an after
party with beer, music and food at Paradise Valley Park, this
summer bash is a blast.
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JULY 9-17, 2016 ACROSS CASPER
COWBOYTOUGHWY.COM
With a medley of events for adventure-seekers and fitness
enthusiasts alike, this week features the conclusion of the
360-430 mile Cowboy Tough Expedition Race, the Casper
Strong Race and Casper Glow Run 5K. (See page 28)
JULY
23-24
AUG
12-14
STUDEBAKER’S DRIVER’S CLUB
CAR SHOW
JULY 15-16, 2016 PARKWAY PLAZA
STUDEBAKERDRIVERSCLUB.COM
WORLD RECORD CAMPS
JULY
20-21
AUGUST 6-7,2016
BEARTRAP MEADOW
ON CASPER MOUNTAIN
BEARTRAPFESTIVAL.COM
The greatest stories of summer are told
with fiddles, banjos and lyrical poetry at
the Beartrap Summer Festival. Hosted in
picturesque Beartrap Meadow on Casper
Mountain, some of the biggest names in
bluegrass as well as local favorites perform
during this premiere music festival. Wyoming
has come together to dance for this celebrated
event since 1994. Past headliners have included
the Charlie Daniels Band, Los Lobos and the
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Join us as we revere
summer with music, sunshine and friends
during the Beartrap Summer Festival.
(See page 29)
REV3 ADVENTURE RACE WEEK
JULY
9-17
MIDSUMMER'S EVE CELEBRATION
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BEARTRAP
FESTIVAL
JUNE 24-26, 2016 NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM
THENIC.ORG
This summer celebration of art, music, food and sunshine
is a Casper favorite. Browse booths from artists across the
region ranging from acrylics and photography to jewelry and
postcards. The food should be considered a work of art as
well, with freshly prepared chocolate and designer candies,
fresh squeezed lemonade and all of your fried favorites like
elephant ears and corn dogs. (See page 28)
GREAT RIVER RAFT RACE
JULY
15-16
JUNE
20
NIC FEST
JULY 20-21, 2016 KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL
WORLDRECORDCAMPS.COM
AUG
12-14
CASPER BALLOON ROUNDUP
JULY 23-24, 2016 CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS
CASPERBALLOONROUNDUP.COM
Casper’s skyline will be spotted with color during the
Casper Balloon Roundup. In what is easily one of the most
photographic events of the summer, more than two dozen
vibrant, richly-hued hot air balloons will be floating over
Casper. The weekend kicks off Saturday morning with a 6:00
a.m. mass launch at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds.
Chase a few of your favorites across town or pick a spot on
Casper Mountain or near the Casper Events Center for a
dazzling view of the whole fleet.
AUG
19-21
AUG
20
SALT CREEK DAYS
AUGUST 12-14,2016 MIDWEST
MIDWEST.GOVOFFICE.COM
This annual event is a great way to explore central
Wyoming's history and frontier spirit. There will be a
parade, a community picnic, fun for the kids and even
a golf tournament on a course made of mowed prairie
grass and sand greens.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL
FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
AUGUST 19-21, 2016 RAMADA PLAZA
CASPERWYOFIDDLECLUB.COM
RIVERFEST &
GREAT DUCK DERBY
AUGUST 20, 2016 NORTH PLATTE RIVER
PLATTERIVERTRAILS.COM
Wave goodbye to summer with a rubber ducky in one hand
and a micro-brew in the other during Riverfest & the Great
Duck Derby. This community celebration of summer is an
end-of-August staple in Casper. Crossroads Park fills up with
locals, visitors, live bands, food vendors and micro-brew
tastings as hundreds of rubber duckies race down the North
Platte River to benefit the Platte River Trails and the Casper
Rotary Club.
WILD WEST PHOTO FEST
SEPT
2016
SEPTEMBER 2016
WYOMINGCAMERAOUTFITTERS.COM
STAGE III RENAISSANCE FAIRE
AUGUST 12-14, 2016
CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS
STAGEIIITHEATRE.ORG
SEPT
10-11
CASPER CLASSIC
FALL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
SEPTEMBER 10-11, 2016
NORTH CASPER SOCCER COMPLEX
CASPERSOCCERCLUB.COM
VISITCASPER.COM
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SEPT
13-15
SEPT
18
SEPT
2016
MAR
2017
SEPT
17-18
SEPT
30
OCT
1
OCT
15
OCT
27-29
NOV
5
WYOMING OIL & GAS FAIR
SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WYOGASFAIR.ORG
NOV
12-13
CASPER OPEN VOLLEYBALL
TOURNAMENT
NOVEMBER 12-13, 2016 ACROSS CASPER
CRLASPORTS.COM
DIRECTORY
HOTELS / MOTELS
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T-BIRD TREK
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 CASPER COLLEGE
CASPERCOLLEGE.EDU/TBIRD_TREK
NOV
17-19
CASPER COYOTES HOCKEY
SEPTEMBER 2016 - MARCH 2017 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPERCOYOTES.COM
Join Casper's very own Western States Hockey League
(WSHL) team for another fast-dashed paced, hard hitting
season.
MISS WYO USA PAGEANT
SEPTEMBER 17-18, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
MISSWYOMINGUSA.COM
WYOMING WOMEN'S EXPO
NOV
28
NOV
2016
OCTOBER 15, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WHSAA.ORG
OCTOBER 27-29, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WHSAA.COM
TRIBUTE TO THE
GREAT AMERICAN COWBOY PRCA
RODEO
480 E LATHROP RD (I-25 EXIT 185) • EVANSVILLE
www.baymontinns.com
(307) 235-3038
Pool, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed, Breakfast, Internet,
Refrigerator + Microwave
DOWNTOWN
CHRISTMAS PARADE
NOVEMBER 28, 2016 DOWNTOWN CASPER
DOWNTOWNCASPER.COM
The holiday season begins with the joy and cheer of the
Downtown Christmas Parade. Find the spirit as you watch
twinkling floats glide through Casper, warm up with hot
cocoa and feast on free cookies. Santa himself has been
known to make an appearance, so the finale is well worth
braving the temperatures. (See page 31)
BEST WESTERN PLUS
651 GRANITE PEAK DR • CASPER
www.bestwestern.com
(307) 472-1120
Refrigerator + Microwave, Pool, Handicap Accessible,
Fitness Center, Breakfast, Internet, Meeting Rooms
NOVEMBER 2016 PARKWAY PLAZA
PARKWAYCASPER.COM
DEC
2-3
ANNUAL LEGO LEAGUE
ROBOTICS COMPETITION
DECEMBER 2-3, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
NCSDATHLETICS.COM
DAYS INN
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COMFORT INN
FIRST INTERSTATE MOTEL
301 E LATHROP RD (I-25 EXIT 185) • EVANSVILLE
www.cmoninn.com/casper
(307) 472-6300
Kitchenettes, Refrigerator + Microwave, Pool, Handicap Accessible,
Fitness Center, Breakfast, Internet, Meeting Rooms
269 MIRACLE RD (I-25 EXIT 185) • EVANSVILLE/CASPER
www.choicehotels.com/comfortinn
(307) 237-8100
Kitchenettes, Pool, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed, Fitness
Center, Breakfast, Internet, Meeting Room
301 E “E” ST (I-25 EXIT 188A) • CASPER
www.daysinn.com
(307) 234-1159
Outdoor Pool, Refrigerator + Microwave, Pets Allowed, Fitness
Center, Hot Breakfast, Internet, Laundry
20 SE WYOMING BLVD (I-25 EXIT 185) • CASPER
(307) 234-9128
Kitchenettes, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed, Internet
Dining and shopping nearby. Weekly, daily and monthly rates
available. Truck parking.
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HAMPTON INN & SUITES
1100 N POPLAR ST (I-25 EXIT 188B) • CASPER
hamptoninn3.hilton.com
(307) 235-6668
Pool, Handicap Accessible, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle,
Breakfast, Internet, Meeting Room, Business Center
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STATE 9 BALL POOL TOURNAMENT
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CANDLEWOOD SUITES
DEC
2-3
STATE VOLLEYBALL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOVEMBER 17-19, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
NJCAACASPER.NET
Witness the crowning of a champion during the 2016
National Junior College Volleyball Championships. The
nation’s top junior collegiate athletes come to Casper to
battle for the ultimate title. The best 16 teams from across
the country will bump, set and spike their way through a
grueling tournament. This event is a can’t-miss for volleyball
fans, sports enthusiasts and competitors alike, so visit Casper
to find out whether the favorite or underdog will remain
standing on championship Saturday.
BAYMONT INN & SUITES
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SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 1, 2016
CASPER EVENTS CENTER
WYOMINGWOMENSEXPO.COM
The Wyoming Women’s Expo works to make a difference
for women by presenting resources to help them flourish and
succeed in their personal and professional lives by providing
opportunities to network, have fun, visit exhibits and explore
products and services.
STATE MARCHING BAND
COMPETITION
NJCAA VOLLEYBALL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
C’MON INN
4210 HOSPITALITY LN • CASPER
www.candlewoodsuites.com
(307) 234-4200
Kitchenettes, Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible,
Fitness Center, Internet, Meeting Rooms, Pets Allowed
COURTYARD BY
MARRIOTT CASPER
4260 HOSPITALITY LN (I-25 EXIT 185) • CASPER
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/
cprcy-courtyard-casper/
(307) 473-2600
Pool, Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible, Fitness
Center, Internet, Meeting Room
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HILTON GARDEN INN
1150 N POPLAR ST (I-25 EXIT 188B) • CASPER
hiltongardeninn.hilton.com
(307) 266-1300
Restaurant, Pool, Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible,
Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle, Internet, Meeting/Convention
Facilities
WYOMING SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA'S HOLIDAY CONCERT
DECEMBER 2016 JOHN F. WELSH AUDITORIUM AT NCHS
WYOMINGSYMPHONY.ORG
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS
TRIBUTETOGAC.COM
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NOV
5
48
CASPER RECREATION
FOUNDATION CRAFT FAIR
NOVEMBER 11-12, 2016 CASPER EVENTS CENTER
CASPEREVENTSCENTER.COM
VISITCASPER.COM
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Don't miss a beat! Go to VisitCasper.com to subscribe to the Casper Compass
for weekly email updates on upcoming events and happenings around Casper.
739 LUKER LN. (I-25 EXIT 185) EVANSVILLE/CASPER
(307) 237-1335
Kitchenettes, Refrigerator + Microwave, Pool, Handicap Accessible,
Fitness Center, Breakfast, Internet, Meeting Rooms
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
4250 LEGION LN (I-25 EXIT 185) • CASPER
www.hiexpress.com
(307) 237-4200
Kitchenettes, Pool, Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible,
Fitness Center, Breakfast, Internet, Meeting Room, Business Center
and complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access. 990-sq-ft
meeting room.
MAINSTAY SUITES
551 GRANITE PEAK DR (I-25 EXIT 182) • CASPER
www.choicehotels.com
(307) 472-7829
Kitchenettes, Pool, Handicap Accessible, Fitness Center, Breakfast,
Internet
QUALITY INN & SUITES
821 N POPLAR ST (I-25 EXIT 188B) • CASPER
www.choicehotels.com
(307) 266-2400
Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible, Dogs Allowed,
Fitness Center, Breakfast, Internet, Meeting Room
RIVERVIEW INN
22258 W HIGHWAY 220 • ALCOVA
(307) 473-5829
Restaurant, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed.
Located across from Grey Reef. 8 Rooms, some kitchenettes, RV
parking and guest laundry.
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ROYAL INN
440 E “A” ST (I-25 EXIT 188A) • CASPER
(307) 234-3501
Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed,
Internet, 40 Rooms
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THE STERLING HOTEL
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HOLIDAY INN-MCMURRY PARK
721 GRANITE PEAK DR (I-25 EXIT 182) • CASPER
www.holidayinn.com/caspereast
(307) 577-5000
Restaurant, Kitchenettes, Pool, Handicap Accessible, Fitness Center,
Internet, Meeting/Convention Facilities, Airport Shuttle (by appt.
only), ATM
MOTEL 6
1150 WILKINS CIR (I-25 EXIT 188B) • CASPER
www.motel6.com
(307) 212-3031
Kitchenettes, Outdoor Pool, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed,
Internet
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RAMADA PLAZA CASPER HOTEL
& CONFERENCE CENTER
300 W “F” ST (I-25 EXIT 188A or 188B) • CASPER
www.casper-ramada.com
(307) 235-2531
Restaurant, Kitchenettes, Pool, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed,
Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle, Breakfast, Internet, Meeting/
Convention Facilities
111 S WILSON ST (I-25 EXIT 186B) • CASPER
www.thesterlinghotel.com
(307) 237-3955
Kitchenettes, Handicap Accessible, Small Dogs Allowed, Internet,
Close to Hospital
21405 ALCOVA RD • ALCOVA
www.sloanesinalcova.com
(307) 232-1300
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LA QUINTA INN CASPER
RAMKOTA HOTEL
& CONFERENCE CENTER
400 W “F” ST (I-25 EXIT 188A or 188B) • CASPER
www.lq.com
(307) 265-1200
Pool, Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed,
Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, Hot Breakfast, Internet, Meeting
Room
PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL
& CONVENTION CENTRE
PATHFINDER RESERVOIR CAMPGROUNDS
32 MI SW OF CASPER ON HWY 220
www.natrona.net
(307) 235-9311
Tent & RV Sites, Picnic Facilities, Handicap Facilities, Drinking Water, Toilets,
Pets Allowed
VIRGINIAN MOTEL
830 E “A” ST (I-25 EXIT 188A) • CASPER
(307) 266-3959
Refrigerator + Microwave, Weekly Rates Available Only
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YELLOWSTONE MOTEL
1610 E YELLOWSTONE HWY (I-25 EXIT 186B) • CASPER
(307) 234-9174
Kitchenettes, Some Refrigerator + Microwave, Small Dogs Under 20
lb. Allowed, Internet, One Level
6733 BONANZA RD (I-25 EXIT 182) • EVANSVILLE
www.choicehotels.com
(307) 235-3100
Pool, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed, Fitness Center, Breakfast,
Internet, 100% Non-Smoking
CAMPGROUNDS
+ RV PARKS
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ALCOVA LAKE CAMPGROUND
COUNTY RD 407 • WEST OF CASPER
www.natronacounty-wy.gov
(307) 235-9311
Tent & RV Sites, Picnic Facilities, Handicap Facilities, Drinking Water, Toilets,
Hook Ups, Pets On Leashes Allowed
BLM CAMPGROUNDS:
LODGEPOLE & RIM
9 MI S ON CASPER MTN. RD, 6 MI TO MUDDY MTN. • CASPER
www.wy.blm.gov
(307) 261-7600
Tent & RV Sites, Picnic Facilities, Handicap Facilities, Toilets, Hook Ups, Pets
Allowed
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SLEEP INN & SUITES
100 W “F” ST (I-25 EXIT 188A) • CASPER
www.national9casper.com
(307) 235-2711
Pets Allowed, Refrigerator + Microwave, Breakfast, Internet
THE INN AT ALCOVA
GREY REEF RESERVOIR CAMPGROUND
30 Mi SW of Casper on Hwy 220 via County Rd 412 • ALCOVA
www.natrona.net
(307) 235-9311
Tent & RV Sites, Picnic Facilities, Handicap Facilities, Toilets, Pets Allowed
727 HWY 387 • EDGERTON
(307) 437-6541
Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible, Internet
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NATIONAL 9-SHOWBOAT
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TEAPOT MOTOR LODGE
800 N POPLAR ST (I-25 EXIT 188B) • CASPER
www.casper.ramkota.com
(307) 266-6000
Refrigerator + Microwave, Restaurant, Pool, Handicap Accessible,
Pets Allowed, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle, Internet, Meeting/
Convention Facilities, Lounge + Business Center
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SUPER 8 MOTEL - CASPER WEST
3838 CY AVE (I-25 EXIT 188B-S ON POPLAR) • CASPER
www.super8.com
(307) 266-3480
Kitchenettes, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed, Fitness Center,
Breakfast, Internet, Business Center
CASPER EAST RV PARK & CAMPGROUND
2800 E YELLOWSTONE HWY • CASPER
www.caspereastrvpark.com
(307) 237-5155
Tent & RV Sites, Picnic Facilities, Handicap Facilities, Drinking Water,
Showers, Toilets, Hook Ups, Pets Allowed, Dump Station, Wi-fi, Pool, Mini Golf
CASPER KOA
1101 PRAIRIE LN • BAR NUNN
www.koa.com/campgrounds/Casper
(307) 577-1664
Tent & RV Sites, Picnic Facilities, Drinking Water, Showers, Toilets, Hook Ups,
Pets Allowed, Dump Station, Internet, Mini Golf, Pool, Hot Tub, Bike Rentals
CASPER MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUNDS
CASPER MOUNTAIN RD • CASPER
www.natrona.net
(307) 235-9311
Tent & RV Sites, Picnic Facilities, Handicap Facilities, Drinking Water, Pets
Allowed, Fees and Rules Apply.
123 W “E” ST (I-25 EXIT 188A) • CASPER
www.parkwayplaza.net
(307) 235-1777
Restaurants, Pool, Refrigerator + Microwave, Handicap Accessible,
Pets Allowed, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle, Internet, Meeting/
Convention Facilities, Newly Remodeled Rooms
FORT CASPAR CAMPGROUND
4205 FORT CASPAR RD • CASPER
(307) 234-3260
Tent & RV Sites, Picnic Facilities, Handicap Facilities, Drinking Water,
Showers, Toilets, Hook Ups, Pets Allowed, Internet, Fishing Ponds, Playground
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RIVER’S EDGE RV & CABIN RESORT
6820 SANTA FE CIRCLE • EVANSVILLE
www.riversedgervresort.net
(307) 234-0042
50 RV Sites, Free Wireless Internet, Lodge and Rec Room, Exercise Room, Coin
Laundry, Bath House, Direct TV
RONE RV PARK
5080 E Yellowstone HWY • Evansville
(307) 267-1745 or (307) 237-5000
Conveniently located just off I-25, one mile east of Casper, next to Sonny’s RV.
Full hook ups, propane available, Wi-fi available, weekly, and monthly rates
available. Route 66 Network discounts. 25 spaces.
Long Term Rentals Available
GUEST RANCHES
+ LODGES
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CASPER MOUNTAIN BED & BREAKFAST
4471 S CENTER ST • CASPER
www.caspermountainbnb.com
(307) 237-6712
2 rooms, view of Casper Mountain, close to dining, shopping,
and attractions, no pets, non-smoking.
NORTH PLATTE LODGE
20400 GREY REEF RD • ALCOVA
www.northplattelodge.com
(307) 237-1182
Original lodge on the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River. Over 17
miles of private access and professional guides. The Reef Fly Shop, located on
the property, offers up-to-date fishing conditions and extensive selection of fly
fishing gear.
RED BUTTE RANCH
8550 S BESSEMER BEND • CASPER
www.redbutteranchlodging.com
(307) 472-3784
Each river cottage sleeps six, has a full kitchen and is furnished throughout with
rustic log furniture. Red Butte Ranch welcomes outdoor pets and horses.
REEF FLY SHOP
COTTAGES + RV
22222 GREY REEF RD, ALCOVA
(307) 232-9128
Guest Cottages, tent sites, RV sites, full service fly shop, full hook ups, river
shuttle service, drift boat rentals, guided fishing + hunting
SUNBURST LODGE
2700 MICRO RD • CASPER MOUNTAIN
www.sunburst-lodge.com
(307) 235-9086
Handicap Accessible, Hot Tub, Breakfast, Internet. Conveniently located on
Casper Mountain, next door to Hogadon Ski Area. Large private acreage with
hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic views await in summer, or choose to explore
on snowshoes, skis, or by snowmobile in winter. Primitive camp sites available.
WYOMING ANGLER
LODGE + CABINS
20 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CASPER
www.wyominganglers.com
(307) 267-5161
Cabins have Direct TV, Full Kitchen, Wi-fi, Fishing Access + A Great View of
the River on a world class Fishery. (20 min. away) Lodge has a kitchen where
guests can cook meals if not fishing with us. Direct TV, Wi-fi, Hot Tub, Sun
Room, Workout Room
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RANCH HOUSE MOTEL
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1130 E “F” ST (I-25 EXIT 187)• CASPER
(307) 266-4044
11 Rooms, Cable TV, Wi-Fi Available, Microwave & Refrigerator
in Rooms
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VISITCASPER.COM
// 1-800-852-1889
B = BREAKFAST | L = LUNCH | D = DINNER | * = SMOKING |
å= ALCOHOL
DINING
HARDEES
900 PRONGHORN RD • (307) 237-5544
150 SE WYOMING BLVD • (307) 234-0859
www.hardees.com B|L|D
AMERICAN
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ALCOVA LAKESIDE MARINA
24025 LAKESHORE DR • ALCOVA
www.alcovalakesidemarina.com
(307) 472-6666 B|L|D (SEASONAL) å
APPLEBEE’S
359 MIRACLE RD • EVANSVILLE
www.applebees.com
(307) 472-6555 L|D å
ARBY’S RESTAURANTS
80 SE WYOMING BLVD • (307) 237-8040
2607 CY AVE • (307) 577-5905
www.arbys.com
BLACK & GOLD GRILLE
1650 ENGLISH AVE • CASPER
307) 472-4653 L|D å
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
5071 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 265-9453 L|D 
BURGER KING
(307) 239-8300 596 N. POPLAR
(307) 235-6090 4051 CY AVE.
(307) 265-0995 81 SOUTHEAST WYOMING
BLVD.
www.bk.com B|L|D
CADDIE SHACK RESTAURANT
2120 ALLENDALE BLVD (MUNICIPAL GOLF
COURSE) • CASPER
www.caddieshack-wy.com
(307) 233-6619 L|D (Open Year Round) 
CASPER’S GOOD COOKING
581 N POPLAR ST • CASPER
(307) 237-3033 B|L|D * (Open 24 hours)
THE CHEESE BARREL
544 S CENTER • CASPER
(307) 235-5202 B|L
COLE CREEK BAR & GRILL
HOLIDAY INN - CASPER EAST
721 GRANITE PEAK DR • CASPER
(307) 577-5000 B|D å
THE COTTAGE CAFE & CATERING
116 S LINCOLN ST • CASPER
(307) 234-1157 L
DENNY'S
4220 HOSPITALITY LN • CASPER
(307) 472-2911
dennys.com B|L|D å
EDGERTON CAFE
335 HWY 387 • EDGERTON
(307) 437-6233 B|L|D Closed Sunday
EGGINGTON’S RESTAURANT
229 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 265-8700 B|L
FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES
5060 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.fiveguys.com
(307) 472-0102 L|D
THE FORT SALOON & EATERY
500 W “F” ST • CASPER
www.thefortwyo.com
(307) 577-0538 L|D å
G’MA’S DINER
4755 W YELLOWSTONE • MILLS
(307) 265-0070 B|L
GHOST TOWN RESTAURANT &
TRUCK STOP
6680 W YELLOWSTONE HWY • CASPER
(307) 472-0200 B|L|D *
THE GRILLE AT THREE CROWNS
1601 KING BLVD • CASPER
www.threecrownsgolfclub.com
(307) 472-7694 L|D  (D - seasonal)
THE GRILL AT THE MOONLIGHT
2305 E 12TH ST • CASPER
(307) 234-7787 L|D 
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HAYDEN’S PLACE
5038 W LAFAYETTE ST. • MILLS
(307) 266-4110 B|L|D
HILTON GARDEN INN
1150 NORTH POPLAR ST • CASPER
hiltongardeninn.hilton.com
(307) 266-1300 B|D å
IHOP
510 E LATHROP RD • EVANSVILLE
(307) 235-0111 B|L|D
JACQUIE’S BISTRO
124 E 2ND ST • DOWNTOWN CASPER
(307) 333-6282 B|L
JC BURGERS & PRAIRIE DINER
CATERING
711 E COLLINS ST, CASPER
(307) 472-5978 L
J’S PUB & GRILL
3201 SW WYOMING BLVD
www.jspubandgrill.com
(307) 472-3100 L|Då
JOHNNY J’S DINER
1705 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.johnnyjs.com
(307) 234-4204 B|L|D
KAREN & JIM’S RESTAURANT
520 S ASH ST • CASPER
www.karenandjimsrestaurant.com
(307) 266-4976 L|D å
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
& LONG JOHN SILVER’S
4100 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 234-0713 L|D
McDONALDS
4010 PLAZA DR • CASPER • (307) 265-5121
40 SE WYOMING BLVD, (307) 237-8320
600 W “F” ST, (307) 265-2263
www.mcdonalds.com B|L|D
THE ORIGINAL HAMBURGER STAND
3930 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 234-8604 L|D
PARKWAY CAFE
123 W “E” ST (PARKWAY PLAZA) • CASPER
(307) 235-1777 B|L|D å
PEACHES FAMILY RESTAURANT
711 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 234-0951 L|D
PERKINS FAMILY RESTAURANT
4710 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.perkinsrestaurants.com
(307) 265-7339 B|L|D
PLOW’S DINER
2150 E YELLOWSTONE HWY • CASPER
(307) 577-1504 B|L
PRETZELMAKER
601 SE WYOMING BLVD (EASTRIDGE MALL)
• CASPER
(307) 234-8326 L|D
RED & WHITE CAFE
1620 E YELLOWSTONE HWY • CASPER
(307) 234-6962 B|L
DUKE’S EATERY
RAMADA PLAZA RIVERSIDE
300 W “F” ST • CASPER
(307) 235-2531 B|L|D 
SANFORD’S GRUB & PUB
61 SE WYOMING BLVD • (307) 315-6040
www.thegrubandpub.com L|D 
SHERRIE’S PLACE
310 W YELLOWSTONE HWY • CASPER
(307) 235-3513 B|L
SHIFTERS
1850 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 237-4126 L|D
SISSY’S CAFE
1433 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 337-7419 B|L
VISITCASPER.COM
SONIC
6793 BONANZA, EVANSVILLE
(307)333-4959
TUMBLEWEED CAFE
267 LEWIS ST • MIDWEST
(307) 437-6266 L
VILLAGE INN
350 SE WYOMING BLVD • (307) 234-1485
325 S DURBIN • (307) 472-0361
www.villageinn.com B|L|D
WENDY’S
1111 CY AVE • (307) 235-4578
4281 E 2ND ST • (307) 237-9378
www.wendys.com L|D
WESTERN GRILL RESTAURANT
2333 E YELLOWSTONE • CASPER
(307) 234-7061 B|L|D
WYOMING HOT WINGS
1821 E 12TH ST • CASPER
(307) 237-5924 L|D
ASIAN
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CHOPSTIX ASIAN BISTRO
1937 E 2ND STREET • CASPER
(307) 265-2891 L|D 
DSASUMO
320 W 1ST ST. • CASPER
www.dsasumo.com
(307) 237-7874 L|D 
FLAMING WOK
601 SE WYOMING BLVD (EASTRIDGE MALL)
• CASPER
(307) 232-9211 L|D
FULL HOUSE CHINESE RESTAURANT
3550 W YELLOWSTONE HWY • MILLS
(307) 265-0550 L|D
GUILIN GARDEN ASIAN BISTRO
770 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 265-3988 L|D
HIBACHI SUPREME BUFFET
601 SE WYOMING BLVD. • CASPER
(307) 265-3888 L|D
HOUSE OF SUSHI
260 S CENTER ST • CASPER
(307) 234-1818 L|D 
J.S. CHINESE RESTAURANT
116 W 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 577-0618 L|D 
LIME LEAF ASIAN BISTRO
845 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 315-6888 L|D 
MING HOUSE CHINESE RESTAURANT
233 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 265-1838 D
MONGOLIAN GRILL
4801 E 2ND ST • CASPER (Triangle Plaza)
(307) 473-1033 L|D
NEW MOON CHINESE CAFE
832 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 234-2915 L|D 
PARADISE VALLEY ASIAN CUISINE
5795 CY AVE
(307) 222-6648
PHO SAIGON
2145 E 12TH ST • CASPER
(307) 472-5695 L|D
SHOGUN JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
3095 TALON DR
(307) 266-6888 
SZECHUAN CHINESE RESTAURANT
1151 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 265-8881 L|D 
WONDERFUL HOUSE RESTAURANT
221 S MONTANA AVE (HILLTOP SHOPPING
CTR)• CASPER
(307) 315-6832 L|D 
// 1-800-852-1889
BAKERIES
+ PASTRY
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DAYLIGHT DONUTS
939 E 2ND ST. • CASPER • (307) 472-0626
4693 W YELLOWSTONE • MILLS •(307) 472-0662
www.daylightdonuts.com B
EILEEN’S COLOSSAL COOKIES
4801 E 2ND ST, TRIANGLE PLAZA
(307) 333-4525
FLOUR BIN
260 W 1ST • CASPER
(307) 258-2876 B|L
FROSTED TOPS
123 W E ST
(307) 251-7467
GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO.
428 S DURBIN, STE 101 • CASPER •
307) 337-4286
casperwy.greatharvestbread.com B|L
SUNRISE COFFEE CAFE
4360 S POPLAR ST • CASPER
(307) 265-1595 B|L
BARBECUE
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FAMOUS DAVE’S BBQ
5900 E 2ND ST• CASPER
(307) 472-5900 L|D 
HQ BBQ
70 S CURTIS ST • EVANSVILLE
(307) 315-6947 L|D 
COFFEE
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A CUPPA JOE
4801 E 2ND ST (TRIANGLE PLAZA) • CASPER
(307) 237-0601
ART OF COFFEE
1973 E ‘A’ ST • CASPER
(307) 234-2326
CITY BREW
3200 TALON DR • CASPER
COFFEE WORKS
123 W ‘E’ ST (Parkway Plaza) • CASPER
(307) 259-6729
DONELL'S CANDIES
201 E 2ND ST (ATRIUM PLAZA) • CASPER
www.donellschocolates.com
(307) 234-6283
ELECTRIC BEACH BEVERAGES
1220 W COLLINS DR (LOCATED IN
SUNSATIONS TANNING SALON) • CASPER
(307) 234-4748
JAVA JITTERS ESPRESSO
601 SE WYOMING BLVD • CASPER
(307) 472-0702
MELROSE COFFEE HOUSE
1511 SOUTH MELROSE ST
(CASPER UCC) • CASPER
(307) 472-0702
METRO COFFEE COMPANY
241 S DAVID ST • CASPER
www.metrocoffeeco.com
(307) 472-5042
STARBUCKS COFFEE
4585 E 2ND ST • (307) 234-9470
4003 CY AVE • (307) 234-6550
300 E WYOMING BLVD (SAFEWAY EAST)
5 60 N CENTER ST. • (307) 265-4476
www.starbucks.com
WIND CITY BOOKS
152 S CENTER ST
windcitybooks.com
(307) 315-6003
DELI
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BLIMPIES
4160 S POPLAR ST • (307) 235-4755
207 S MONTANA AVE (HILLTOP) (307) 237-1656
www.blimpie.com L|D
GRANT STREET GROCERY & MARKET
815 S GRANT ST • CASPER
(307) 237-2539 L
SANDWICH BAR
200 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 266-1527 B|L
SUBWAY
234 N CENTER ST • (307) 266-3100
601 SE WYOMING BLVD (EASTRIDGE MALL) •
(307) 237-7001
4400 E 2ND ST • (307) 235-6662
2711 CY AVE • (307) 234-9650
4255 CY AVE • (307) 472-1224
1905 E 2ND ST • (307) 266-1841
516 SW WYOMING BLVD • (307) 473-1113
41 SE WYOMING BLVD • (307) 265-6662
www.subway.com B|L|D
ICE CREAM
+ DESSERT
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BLISS YOGURT
5030 E 2ND ST
(307) 333-6853
COLD STONE CREAMERY
939 E 2ND ST, STE 700 • CASPER
www.coldstonecreamery.com
(307) 237-3960
DEB'S FUDGE KITCHEN
152 UNIVERSITY CT. • CASPER
(307) 472-4500
DAIRY QUEEN
603 N POPLAR ST • (307) 266-2450
3845 E 2ND ST • (307) 473-5360
www.dairyqueen.com L|D
DONELL'S CANDIES
201 E 2ND ST (ATRIUM PLAZA) • CASPER
www.donellschocolates.com
(307) 234-6283
KEN & BETTY’S
4801 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 234-0040
TCBY
516 SW WYO BLVD • MILLS • (307) 473-1113
www.tcby.com
ITALIAN
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BOSCO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
847 E “A” ST • CASPER
www.boscoscasper.com
(307) 265-9658 L|D 
BOTTICELLI RISTORANTE ITALIANO
129 W 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 266-2700 L|D 
LA COSTA
1600 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 235-6599 L|D 
ON THE BORDER
71 SE WYOMING BLVD • CASPER
www.ontheboarder.com
(307) 315-6822 L|D 
PANCHO’S
3700 CY AVE • CASPER Open 24-hours
www.panchosfastfood.com B|L|D
QDOBA
5030 E 2nd ST • CASPER (307) 473-1100
4009 CY AVE. • CASPER (307) 472-0892
www.qdoba.com L|D
TACO BELL
86 SE WYOMING BLVD • (307) 266-0056
3340 CY AVE • (307) 266-4769
www.tacobell.com L|D
TACO JOHN’S
4031 E 2ND ST • (307) 235-4016
766 CY AVE • (307) 265-6805
601 SE WYOMING BLVD (EASTRIDGE MALL) •
(307) 237-8968
80 W “F” ST • (307) 235-0297
3533 W YELLOWSTONE • (307) 235-8102
www.tacojohns.com B|L|D
TACOS MEXICO
2117 E 12TH ST SUITE A • CASPER
(307) 472-5606 L|D 
TACOTIME
1215 S BEVERLY ST • CASPER
www.tacotime.com
(307) 237-9891 B|L|D
PIZZA
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BOB’S PIZZA PLUS
601 SE WYOMING BLVD (EASTRIDGE MALL)
• CASPER
(307) 472-0213 L|D
CHARLIE T’S PIZZERIA
112 E 2ND ST • CASPER
(307) 237-0022 L|D
DOMINOS
813 E 1ST ST • (307) 234-4455
3141 SW WYOMING BLVD • (307) 265-2900
1540 CENTENNIAL CT • (307) 237-6100
2145 E 12TH ST • (307) 237-6100 (Delivery Only)
www.dominos.com L|D
LITTLE CAESERS
939 E 2ND ST • CASPER • (307) 266-1040
3320 CY AVE • CASPER • (307) 577-0000
www.littlecaesers.com Carry out only.
RACCA’S PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA
319 W MIDWEST • CASPER
OLD CHICAGO
3580 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.oldchicago.com
(307) 473-1900 L|D 
PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA
1501 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.papajohns.com
(307) 234-2121 L|D
OLIVE GARDEN
5070 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.olivegarden.com
(307) 234-6105 L|D 
PIZZA HUT
3741 E 2ND ST • CASPER • (307) 577-9112
3738 CY AVE • CASPER • (307) 265-0804
1300 S POPLAR • CASPER • (307) 577-0511
www.pizzahut.com L|D
MEXICAN
PIZZA RANCH
5011 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.pizzaranch.com
(307) 577-9112 L|D
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DON JUAN
144 S CENTER ST • CASPER
(307) 234-0903 L|D 
GUADALAJARA
3350 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 234-4699 L|D 
LA COCINA
321 E “E” ST • CASPER
www.lacocinacasper.com
(307) 266-1414 L|D 
PUBS + CLUBS
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ALL THAT JAZZ
123 W “E” ST (PARKWAY PLAZA) • CASPER
www.parkwayplaza.net/dining.aspx
(307) 577-1777 BAR MENU, 
BACK DOOR LOUNGE
840 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 265-5080 BAR MENU, 
SPECIALTY
BACKWARDS DISTILLING COMPANY
158 PROGRESS CIR. • MILLS
www.backwardsdistilling.com
(307) 472-1275 BAR MENU, 
BAJA BEACH COMPANY BAR & GRILL
525 SW WYOMING BLVD • MILLS
(307) 235-2252 * 
BEACON CLUB
4100 W YELLOWSTONE HWY • MILLS
www.thebeaconclubincasper.com
(307) 577-1503 L|D * 
RED LOBSTER
5010 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.redlobster.com.
(307) 266-0070 L|D 
STUFT GOURMET POTATOES
4801 E 2ND ST, 108 • CASPER
201 E 2ND ST, ATRIUM PLAZA • DOWNTOWN
CASPER
(307) 237-0002 L|D
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BUTCH’S HAPPY DAYS
1180 OILDALE • EVANSVILLE
(307) 577-5031 * 
CHATTERS BAR & GRILL
1324 PRAIRIE LN • BAR NUNN
(307) 234-5329 B|L|D * 
DUKE’S LOUNGE
300 W “F” ST (RAMADA PLAZA) • CASPER
(307) 235-2531 L|D 
DORN’S FIRESIDE
1745 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 235-6831 L|D 
FROSTY’S LOUNGE & LIQUOR STORE
520 S CENTER ST • CASPER
(307) 234-3827 BAR MENU L|D * 
GALLOWAYS PUB
2800 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 237-9558 L|D 
HORSESHOE BAR & GRILL
7515 W YELLOWSTONE HWY • CASPER
(307) 472-5770 L|D *
KEG & CORK
5371 BLACKMORE ROAD • CASPER
(307) 337-4083 L|D 
LAZY 8 SALOON
13720 E 20-26-87 • EVANSVILLE
(307) 237-0032 * 
MOONLIGHT LIQUORS & LOUNGE
2305 E 12TH ST • CASPER
(307) 234-7787 BAR MENU L|D *
MOVIE STAR LOUNGE
520 S ASH ST • CASPER
www.moviestarlounge.com
(307) 473-7465 L|D 
PRIME TIME RESTAURANT
+ CAPUTA'S
4370 S POPLAR ST • CASPER
www.bowlsunriselanes.com
(307) 235-6395 L|D 
THE PUMP ROOM
739 N CENTER ST • CASPER
www.poorboyssteakhouse.net
(307) 237-8325 L|D 
SPIRITS
800 N POPLAR (Ramkota Hotel
& Conference Center) • CASPER
(307) 266-6000 L|D 
SUNSET GRILL
22250 W HWY 220 • ALCOVA
(307) 472-3200 L|D * 
TAYLORS SPORTS BAR & SPIRITS
37 CURTIS ST • EVANSVILLE
(307) 266-0941 * 
TJ’S BAR & GRILL
2024 CY AVE • CASPER
(307) 473-7526 L|D *
VINTAGE
1016 S POPLAR • CASPER
(307) 473-9463 
WONDER BAR
256 S CENTER ST • CASPER
www.thewonderbar.com
(307) 234-4110 L|D 
B = BREAKFAST | L = LUNCH | D = DINNER | * = SMOKING |
STEAKHOUSE
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FIRE ROCK STEAKHOUSE & GRILL
6100 E 2ND ST • CASPER
www.firerocksteakhouse.com
(307) 234-2333 L|D 
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE
229 MIRACLE RD • EVANSVILLE
www.outback.com
(307) 235-0391 L|D 
POOR BOY’S STEAKHOUSE
739 N CENTER ST • CASPER
www.poorboyssteakhouse.com
(307) 237-8325 L|D 
REMINGTON’S AT THE RAMKOTA
800 N POPLAR ST • CASPER
(307) 266-6000 B|L|D 
TEXAS ROADHOUSE
210 MIRACLE ST, EVANSVILLE
(307) 265-0801
www.texasroadhouse.com L|D 
SILVER FOX STEAKHOUSE
3422 ENERGY LN • CASPER
www.silverfoxcasper.com
(307) 235-3000 L|D 
ATTRACTIONS
GALLERIES
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ANTLER TAXIDERMY & ART
2590 PALAMINO AVE • BAR NUNN
www.antlertaxidermyart.com
Western wildlife and art by local artists.
(307) 258-6529
ART 321
321 W MIDWEST AVE • CASPER
www.casperartguild.org
Casper Artists Guild gallery and gift shop.
(307)-265-2655
FINISHING TOUCH
4010 S POPLAR
Local art in all mediums. Located at the Sunrise
Shopping Center.
(307) 577-1440
GOODSTEIN ART GALLERY
125 COLLEGE DR • CASPER
The gallery exhibits works by both regional and national
professional artists as well as works by graduating art
students.
(307) 258-6529
HAVEN GALLERY
316 W YELLOWSTONE • DOWNTOWN CASPER
www.havenstudio.com
Features emerging and established Wyoming, regional,
national and international artists.
(307) 258-6529
SCARLOW’S GALLERY
120 W 2ND ST
(307) 237-8390
www.facebook.com/Goedickes
www.goedickescasperart.com
VIVI’S ARTIST’S CHOICE GALLERY
647 W YELLOWSTONE
www.vivicrandall.com
Source for Vivi K. Crandall wildlife art.
(307) 234-7000
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WEST WIND ART GALLERY
1040 W 15TH
Casper Artists Guild gallery
(307) 265-2655
HISTORICAL
+ TOURS
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DINOSAUR NATURE TRAIL
ON COUNTY ROAD 407 BETWEEN “BLACK
BEACH” AND “COTTONWOOD BEACH”
ROADS AT ALCOVA LAKE
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CASPER
109 W 2ND ST
www.downtowncasper.com
Self guided walking tour brochures available at the
Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and CACVB
offices.
HELL’S HALF ACRE
HWY 20/26; 40 MILES NW OF CASPER
www.natrona.net
Historic site of unique natural rock and land formations
and filming location for Starship Troopers (1997).
HISTORIC TRAILS WEST
MILLS
www.historictrailswest.com
Conestoga wagon treks and horseback rides on the trails
pioneers once traveled.
(307) 266-4868
INDEPENDENCE ROCK
HWY 220; 20 MILES NE OF MUDDY GAP
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Natural landmark along Oregon Trail. Numerous
travelers painted, carved or wrote their names on its
surface over the years.
PAINTED PAST PRODUCTIONS
330 S CENTER ST, STE 414
www.paintedpast.org
Historic downtown walking tours.
(307) 267-7243
YOUR RIDE/ADVENTURES WEST
Narrated van tours of historic trails & shuttle services.
(307) 277-0480
INDOOR
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5150 ROCK GYM
408 N BEVERLY
Indoor rock climbing facility.
(307) 337-2166
ACES & EIGHTS
128 S CENTER
Pool hall and poker.
(307)-797-9362
KIDS WORKS
2500 CY AVE
www.kidsworksllc.com
Indoor playground, childcare.
(307) 234-4386
LIFETIME HEALTH & FITNESS
300 LANDMARK DR • CASPER
www.lifetime307.com
Full gym, indoor driving range, racquetball, swimming,
sauna, steam, hot tub.
(307) 473-2582
NATRONA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
307 E 2ND ST (MAIN BRANCH) • CASPER
www.natronacountylibrary.org
Maps of Casper, bus schedules, and information about
local attractions make this a helpful stop while you’re
visiting the downtown area.
(307) 237-4935
OLD TOWN ARCADE
123 W ‘E’ ST • CASPER
www.parkwayplaza.net
Redemption Arcade & 24’ climbing wall.
(307) 266-4653
SANDTRAP INDOOR GOLF
523 S CENTER
WWW.THESANDTRAPIGC.COM
(307)333.1464
SCIENCE ZONE
111 W MIDWEST AVE
www.thesciencezone.org
A hands-on exploratory center where children and
families can learn together.
(307) 473-9663
STUCKENHOFF SHOOTERS COMPLEX
2330 N STATION RD
Indoor archery and air rifle range.
(307) 265-2535
STUDIO CITY MESA THEATRE
3150 TALON DR
www.wyomovies.com
Featuring eleven screens including large format ARQ™
auditorium and reclining leather lounge chairs.
(307) 472-7469
CASPER FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
1801 E 4TH ST
www.casperwy.gov
Lazy river, two slides, family friendly.
(307) 235-8383
CASPER ICE ARENA
1801 E 4TH ST
www.casperwy.gov
Indoor ice rink, snack bar, skate rentals.
(307) 235-8484
CASPER PLANETARIUM
904 N POPLAR ST
www.casperplanetarium.com
(307) 577-0310
CASPER RECREATION CENTER
1801 E 4TH ST
www.casperwy.gov
Drop-in courts, football and pool, aquatics.
(307) 235-8383
CENTRAL WYOMING MODEL
RAILROAD ASSOCIATION
1356 N CENTER ST
www.cwmra.com
Variety of track layouts available for train enthusiasts,
including a new HO Scale layout.
(307) 259-1785
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DOWNTOWN MOVIE PALACES
DOWNTOWN CASPER
www.wyomovies.com
Stadium seating & Dolby digital cinema.
(307) 472-4747
EL MARKO LANES
2800 CY AVE
Call for hours. Cafe and lounge.
(307) 237-9558
JUMP CRAZE
4720 LATHROP RD
(307)337-3671
www.jumpcraze.com
STUDIO CITY STADIUM 10 THEATRE
5020 E 2ND ST
www.wyomovies.com
Featuring all digital projection and sound.
(307) 472-7469
SUNRISE LANES
4370 S POPLAR ( IN SUNRISE SHOPPING
CENTER)
www.bowlsunriselanes.com
Dining, lounge and 24 lanes of bowling.
(307) 234-9141
WAGON WHEEL ROLLER RINK
305 VAN HORN AVE, MILLS
www.wwskate.com
Indoor roller skating rink, arcade & snack bar.
(307) 265-4214
WYOMING ATHLETIC CLUB
455 THELMA DR (307) 265-6928
3920 S POPLAR ST (307) 234-4241
Indoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, swimming,
full gym.
www.wyomingathleticclub.com
YMCA
315 E 15TH ST
www.casperfamilyymca.com
$5/day pass, out of state memberships honored, full use.
(307) 234-9187
VISITCASPER.COM
MUSIC
+ THEATRE
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ARTCORE
www.artcorewy.com
Live performance/arts series; call or visit website for
schedule of performances.
(307) 265-1564
CASPER THEATER COMPANY
735 CY AVENUE
www.caspertheatercompany.net
Call or visit website for schedule of performances.
(307) 267-7243
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
12TH & MCKINLEY (WASHINGTON PARK)
www.wyomusic.com/casperband
City Band performances weekly on Thursdays; June
through August at 7:30pm.
GERTRUDE KRAMPERT THEATRE
CASPER COLLEGE CAMPUS
www.caspercollege.edu/theatre
Casper College theatrical performances.
(307) 268-2500
STAGE III
900 N CENTER
www.stageiiitheatre.org
Community theatre. Call or visit website for schedule.
(307) 234-0946
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
COLLINS & BEECH STREETS
www.thenic.org
Free outdoor summer concerts July-Aug. at The Nic.
(307) 235-5247
WYOMING BLUES & JAZZ SOCIETY
123 W “E” ST, PARKWAY PLAZA
www.wyobluesandjazz.org
Jam sessions 3rd Sunday of each month.
WYOMING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
225 S DAVID, STE 1B
www.wyomingsymphony.org
Live symphony performances October-May.
(307) 266-1478
OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES
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ALCOVA MARINA
ALCOVA LAKE/HWY 220 24025 LAKE SHORE
DRIVE
www.alcovamarina.com
Watercraft rentals, fishing licenses
(307) 472-6666
ATV TRACK
POISON SPIDER RD
www.wy.blm.gov/cfo/recreation.htm
200 acres. Open year round to all off road vehicles,
no fee.
(307) 261-7600
BMX TRACK
25TH & POPLAR, MIKE SEDAR PARK
www.mikesedarbmx.com
(307) 235-4168
CASPER COUNTRY CLUB
4149 COUNTRY CLUB
www.caspercountryclub.net
Private golf course, 18 holes. Contact club for out-oftown reciprocal memberships.
(307) 235-5777
CASPER MUNICIPAL GOLF
2120 ALLENDALE BLVD
www.cityofcasperwy.com
Public golf course, 27 holes.
(307) 234-1037
CITY TENNIS COURTS
www.casperwy.gov
(307) 235-8383
CITY OF CASPER POOLS
www.casperwy.gov
Pools at several locations around the city; June-Aug.
(307) 235-8383
// 1-800-852-1889
CASPER DISC GOLF
N OF SOCCER & SOFTBALL COMPLEX ON
BRYAN STOCK TR.
18 holes, bring your own disc.
(307) 472-5245
CASPER MOUNTAIN TRAILS CENTER
CASPER MOUNTAIN
www.caspernordic.com
Summer: hiking/biking. Winter: ski trails lit until 9:30 PM.
(307) 235-9200
CASPER SPEEDWAY
2201 EAST RD
www.casperspeedway.com
Open Friday evenings mid-May thru early September.
(307) 259-3848
EDNESS KIMBALL WILKINS STATE
PARK
EVANSVILLE / HWY 20/26
www.wyoparks.state.wy.us
Popular picnic area and bird watching habitat,
walking, biking trails, horse trails. Swimming,
Handicap accessible fishing pier. Daily use fees.
(307) 577-5150
HOGADON SKI AREA
2500 HOGADON RD
www.casperwy.gov
60 acres of groomed slopes; ski school, rentals,
concessions, snowboarders welcome.
(307) 235-8499
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
www.halloonridesoverwyoming.com
1-800-611-1298
JESSICA’S POND
10 miles west of Casper, next to Speas Fish Hatchery.
OLD TOWN MINI GOLF
123 W “E” ST
www.parkwayplaza.net
Outdoor miniature golf course, modeled after historic
Casper.
(307) 266-4653
PATHFINDER RESERVOIR
US 220 VIA COUNTY ROADS 406 OR 407
PARADISE VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
70 MAGNOLIA
www.paradisevalleyccwyo.com
Private golf course, 18 holes. Out of town guests
welcome.
(307) 237-3673
PLATTE RIVER PARKWAY
www.platteriverparkway.org
Bike, walk, skate alongside the North Platte River.
(307) 577-1206
PLATTE RIVER WHITEWATER PARK
AMOCO PARK/1ST ST
www.platteriverparkway.org
Water sports, kayaking, ½ mile with 4 man made rock
structures creating turbulent water recreation.
(307) 577-1206
SALT CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
Midwest/Edgerton
www.pasturegolf.com/courses/saltcreek.htm
“Sand Packed” greens, 9 holes.
(307) 437-6229
SKATEBOARD PARKS
315 E 15TH ST & 1701 E “K” ST
SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
CASPER MOUNTAIN
49 miles total, 46 groomed, 3 non-groomed.
STUCKENHOFF SHOOTERS COMPLEX
2330 N STATION RD
100 and 300 yard rifle ranges, shotgun range and
cannon range. Muzzle loading range, action pistol/
cowboy action shooting range
(307) 265-2535
WYOMING GAME & FISH
3030 ENERGY LN
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Hunting and fishing orders on line, landowner list.
(307) 473-3400
YESNESS POND
POPLAR & WYOMING BLVD
Stocked pond for children’s fishing experience.
OUTFITTERS
+ GUIDES
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CHARLIE'S GUIDE SERVICE
www.boatfishwyo.com
Fish for walleye and trout at Pathfinder and Alcova.
(307) 235-1125
COLE CREEK OUTFITTERS
PO BOX 797 EVANSVILLE
Antelope, mule deer and elk archery and rifle hunt
guides.
(307)234-8940
COWBOY DRIFTERS
www.cowboydrifters.net
Year-round fly fishing guides. Public lodging and cabins.
(307) 331-2031
CRAZY RAINBOW FLY FISHING &
WINGSHOOTING
240 S CENTER ST
www.crazyrainbow.net
Year-round fly fishing & hunting guides.
(307) 234-6905
DEEP CREEK FISHING RANCH
307.266.4229
FISH TALES GUIDE SERVICE
(307) 262-5173
GREY REEF ANGLERS
3780 E 20TH ST
www.greyreefanglers.com
(307) 267-2559
NORTH PLATTE LODGE
20400 W GREY REEF
www.northplattelodge.com
Full service hunting, fishing, wingshooting.
(307) 237-1182
PLATTE RIVER FLY SHOP
7400 W HWY 220
www.wyomingflyfishing.com
Guided fishing trips, rentals, fly fishing gear.
(307) 237-5997
PLATTE RIVER OUTFITTERS
3400 S POPLAR ST
(307) 265-2843
PLATTE RIVER RAFT N’ REEL
1775 W 1ST ST
www.raftnreel.com
Guided & non-guided rafting & fly fishing trips.
(307) 267-0170
RED BUTTE RANCH
8550 S BESSEMER BEND
Access North Platte River on private lands
www.redbutteranchlodging.com
(307)472-3784
THE REEF FLY SHOP
GREY REEF RD, ALCOVA
Guided fishing services on the banks of the Grey Reef
www.northplatteflyfishing.com
(307)232-9128
S-N-S OUTFITTER
& GUIDE SERVICE
PO BO 2827 CASPER
Big game hunting across 750,000 acres of land
www.huntwyo.com
(307)266-4229 (307)266-4229
TROPHY CREEK OUTFITTERS
2721 SAGEWOOD AVE CASPER
Guided hunts of mule deer, whitetail, antelope, elk
and moose
www.trophycreek.com
(307)577-5820
UGLY BUG FLY SHOP
240 S CENTER ST
www.crazyrainbow.net
(307) 234-6905
WOODEN RIFLE OUTFITTERS
Private access to North Platte
(307) 325-6491
WYOMING ANGLERS
5625 CY AVE
www.wyominganglers.com
Guided fly fishing trips. Private trophy pond, private
access and lodging.
(307) 267-9722
LOCAL
SPORTS TEAMS
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A'SALT CREEK ROLLER GIRLS
Women’s flat track roller derby team.
www.asaltcreekrollergirls.com
(307) 277-2958
CASPER COYOTES
CASPER ICE ARENA
(307)235-8484
Junior A ice hockey team in the
Western States Hockey League
www.caspercoyotes.com
RENTALS
+ GEAR
REEF FLY SHOP
22222 GREY REEF RD
www.northplatteflyfishing.com
(307) 232-9128
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISCOUNT
SPORTS
1351 CY AVE
(307) 265-6974
SLOANE’S GENERAL STORE
HWY 220 ALCOVA
www.sloanesinalcova.com
Food, supplies, boat & cabin rentals. Fishing and
hunting licenses, diesel gas. Year round shuttles for
floating the river.
(307) 232-1300
SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE
1420 E 2ND ST
www.sportsmanswarehouse.com
(307) 233-3700
UGLY BUG FLY SHOP
240 S CENTER ST
www.crazyrainbow.net
Fishing and camping gear.
(307) 234-6905
WYOMING CAMERA OUTFITTERS
128 WEST SECOND ST.
www.wyomingcameraoutfitters.com
(307) 237-1223
ZEELO'S CRANKS AND PLANKS
5230 S POPLAR ST
www.raggededgesports.com
Ski and snowboard rentals, bicycles in summer.
(307) 233-4058
TRANSPORT
AIRPORT
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DICK'S SPORTING GOODS
601 SE WYOMING BLVD (EASTRIDGE MALL)
www.dickssportinggoods.com
(307) 265-4266
DRIVEN POWERSPORTS
/DRIVEN MARINE
1021 ENGLISH AVE
www.drivenpowersports.com
ATV rentals.
(307) 237-7680
GEAR UP AND GET OUT THERE
254 W 1ST ST • CASPER
www.gearupandgetoutthere.com
(307) 235-6353
MOUNTAIN SPORTS
543 S CENTER ST
www.wyomap.com
Ski and snowboard rentals.
(307) 266-1136
307 RIVER SPORTS
1775 W 1ST ST
www.raftnreel.com
(307) 267-0170
CASPER / NATRONA COUNTY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
HWY 20/26, APPROX. 9 MILES WEST OF
CASPER
www.iflycasper.com
(307) 472-6688
TAXI
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BLUE CAB
(307) 337-7303
CASPER CABS
1724 E 2nd St
www.caspercabs.com
(307) 234-8294
DAD’S YELLOW CAB
309 Midwest Ave
(307) 237-8294
EAGLE CAB
(307) 797-3818
LYNN'S LIMOS
www.lynnslimos.com
(307) 251-2128
PLUSH LIMOS
(307) 262-1086
MEETING SPACE
If you are hosting a meeting or convention, you’ll find
everything you need right here. We offer over 180,000
square feet of meeting and convention space and over
2,700 rooms and suites as well as outstanding amenities
in our five full-service hotels and many select service
hotels. We, along with the properties we promote, offer
professional expertise to assist you with every phase of
your meeting, convention and event planning. Please
visit us online at MeetInCasper.com to learn about our
hotels and meeting facilities.
• 5 FULL SERVICE HOTELS
• 14 SELECT SERVICE HOTELS
BUS SERVICE
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ARROW / BLACK HILLS STAGE LINE
601 N Center
www.blackhillsstagelines.com
(307) 265-2353
THE BUS: CASPER AREA
TRANSPORTATION COALITION
(CATC)
www.casperareatransportation.com
Daily Schedules Except Sundays
(307) 265-1313
CAR RENTALS
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AVIS RENT-A-CAR
8500 Airport Parkway
www.avis.com
(307) 237-2634, (800) 831-2847
THE CAGES
1961 FETTERMAN
Batting cages open April-September.
(307) 577-7431
THREE CROWNS GOLF CLUB
PLATTE RIVER COMMONS
www.threecrownsgolfclub.com
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. public course, 18 holes.
(307) 472-7696
B = BREAKFAST | L = LUNCH | D = DINNER | * = SMOKING |
BUDGET
8500 Airport Parkway
www.budget.com
(307) 266-1122
ENTERPRISE
2200 E 2nd st
www.enterprise.com
(307) 234-8122
HERTZ
8500 Airport Parkway, #102
www.hertz.com
(307) 265-1355
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• ADDITIONAL MEETING FACILITIES
• 180,000+ SQ. FT. OF MEETING SPACE
• OVER 2,700 ROOMS
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BILLINGS &
BAR NUNN
Yellowstone...................................267 Miles NW
Denver....................................... 277 Miles South
Rapid City....................................... 254 Miles NE
Devil’s Tower.................................. 187 Miles NE
Billings....................................... 280 Miles North
Salt Lake City................................ 412 Miles SW
Lusby Public
Access Area
319
Devil’s Gate &
Mormon Handcart
Visitor Center
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Yesness Pond
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School
1.5 miles
Spider Rd.
Poison
1.8 miles
Pla
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Riv
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Paradise Valley
Access Area
Edness Kimball Wilkins
State Park
20
26
20
26
WYOMING BLVD.
Nature Trail
CR 201
Bryan Stock
Trail Pond
K RD.
Archery Range
les
Bryan
Stock Trail
Mills Bridge
E.
Rim
Campground
18
Zero Rd.
.5 miles
CR 202
Rober tson Rd
Dawn
Beartrap
Meadow
North Casper
Park
20
26
NORTH PLATTE RIVER
ACCESS POINTS
Ponderosa
Crimson Park
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8
Natrona County
International
Airport
East End Rd.
Braille
Nature
Trail
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25
Golden Eye
Reservoir
Tower Hill
Campground
Hogadon
Ski Area
6
20
26
SQUAW CREE
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Mountain Rd.
N. POPLAR ST.
18. National Historic Trails Center
1501 North Poplar Street
CASPER
MOUNTAIN
AREA
Cross Country
Ski & Cycling Trail
ose Egg Rd.
27. Werner Wildlife Museum
405 East 15th Street
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Wyoming Blvd.
Garden
Creek
CENTER ST.
17. Mountain Plaza Shopping Center
CY Avenue / Wyoming Boulevard
KIMBALL
8. Casper Municipal Golf Course
2120 Allendale Boulevard
BEECH ST.
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26. Three Crowns Golf Club
1601 King Boulevard
16. Hilltop Shopping Center
2614 East 2nd Street
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258
BRYAN STOCK TRAIL
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FAIRGROUNDS RD.
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Kimball Wilkins
7. Casper Nordic Ski &Edness
Biathalon
State ParkArea
ALE
ND
LLE
COFFMAN AVE.
15.Fort Caspar
4001 Fort Caspar Road
25. Tate Geological Museum
125 College Drive
SOUTH POPLAR ST.
6. Casper Mountain & Hogadon Ski Area
8700 Hogadon Trail (see inset Map 1)
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CASPER MTN. RD.
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DAVID
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24. Sunrise Shopping Center
4000 South Poplar Street
ASH
14.Eastridge Mall
601 Southeast Wyoming Boulevard
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5. Casper Events Center
One Events Drive
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CENTER ST.
WOLCOTT
DURBIN
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S. OAKCREST AVE.
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23. The Science Zone
111 West Midwest Avenue
JACKSON
13.Downtown Casper
2nd Street / Center Street
MCKINLEY ST.
4. Mike Lansing Field
North Poplar Street
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MCKINLEY
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22. Platte River Whitewater Park
Amoco Park / 1st Street
CONWELL ST.
12.Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center
500 North Center
BEVERLY ST.
3. Casper College
125 College Drive
COUNTRY CLUB RD.
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Paradise Valley
Exit 185
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CHEYENNE
& DENVER
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21. Blackmore Shopping Center
Blackmore Road & East 2nd Street
RICHARD’S
BRIDGE
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FOREST DR.
20. Nicolaysen Art Museum
400 East Collins Drive
WALSH DR.
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10. Casper Recreation Center, Ice Arena,
& Family Aquatic Center
1801 East 4th Street
11. Central Wyoming Fairgrounds
1700 Fairgrounds Road
2026Casper Mountain Road (see inset
Map 1)
25
agle Habitat
ewing Area
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ST.
2. Alcova Reservoir, Fremont Canyon,
Cottonwood Creek Dinosaur Trail,
Independence Rock, & Mormon
Handcart Visitor Center
Highway 220 Southwest (see inset Map 2)
19. Natrona County High School Auditorium
930 South Elm
CURTIS
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9. Casper/Natrona County Int’l Airport
8500 Airport Parkway
WYOMING BLVD.
1. Casper Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau
139 W 2nd Street
KINGSBURY
NAVIGATION
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139 West 2nd Street, Suite 1B
Casper, WY 82601
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