Casper is a great choice for outdoor fans and the city enjoys a magnificent location on the Platte River and in the lee of the Laramie Mountains. Outdoor fans make use of the many hiking and walking trails close to the city, and Casper’s proximity to natural and historical sites like South Pass City, Independence Rock, Ayre’s Bridge and Castle Gardens makes it appealing to all tastes.
The city was on the historic Oregon trail and the ferry from Casper across the North Platte River was also a major part of the route to the California gold fields. The National Historic Trails Interpretive Centre is a great place to learn all about ancient Indian tribal trails as well as these historic routes and makes a great day out for any age group.
Casper is the second largest city in Wyoming and was built up around Fort Casper. The Fort Casper Museum and Historic Site lets you take an in depth look at the founding of this friendly city.
Catch a top show at Casper Events centre or enjoy a round of golf at Three Crowns Golf Club. Shopping, fine dining and nightlife are just some of the attractions that bring travellers to Casper throughout the year.
Most of Casper can be navigated on foot, but car rental is an excellent option if you plan to travel to the many historic sites and trails that lie within 60 miles (96.5 km) of the city. Casper also has a limited bus service, but local taxis are inexpensive and can be easily booked from several firms.
Flights to Natrona County International Airport (CPR) can be found from international airports such as Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Denver, and the airport is just 30 minutes from the centre of Casper. However, if you need a taxi to pick you up it is best to ring in advance and book one from a local Casper company. There are also car rental outlets at the airport for those who want a vehicle for use while in Casper.
If you book a flight to Casper, you will be flying into Natrona County, which is the city’s only airport. Casper Natrona County (CPR) is located 8.1 mi from the centre of Casper.