Casper – Things to do with your Team

Casper, the second largest city in Wyoming, is located along the North Platte River in the central part of the state. Many of the U.S. westward migration trails passed through Casper, including the Oregon and California Trails. The captivating history of these trails is the focus of several attractions in Casper.

The North Platte River, as well as other Central Wyoming rivers and reservoirs, provide plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, rafting, and kayaking. Here are some of the major attractions in Casper and the surrounding area.


National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Casper - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAs the population of the United States migrated westward, many of their trails passed through Wyoming. This is because Wyoming’s South Pass was one of the only practical transportation routes through the Rocky Mountains.

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center focuses on the way that these historic regional trails impacted U.S. history, with displays and artifacts addressing Native American cultures and westward expansion.

During your visit to this informative, 11,000-square-foot facility you’ll learn about the many historic routes that ran through the region, including the Pony Express, California, Oregon, and Mormon Trails. This interpretive center also offers various workshops, special exhibitions, and evening programs throughout the year. 1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601


Platte River Trails

More than just a park or a recreation trail; the Platte River Trails are an 11-mile string of possibilities for outdoor activities that runs right along the scenic North Platte River. You can stroll, hike, or bike along the trail, all while taking in the local scenery.

Along the trails you’ll pass several small parks, as well as Fort Caspar Museum, Tate Pump House, and Casper Whitewater Park. The Platte River Trails connects with the Casper Rail Trail and other city recreation trails. 1775 W 1st St, Casper, WY 82604


Nicolaysen Art Museum

Known throughout the region as the NIC, the Nicolaysen Art Museum is a 25,000-square-foot facility dedicated to the collection and exhibition of contemporary art made by the local artists of the Rocky Mountain Region.

Their Discovery Center provides hands-on art stations where kids and grownups alike can experiment with a variety of art media, from watercolor and crayon to clay and puppets. The NIC also offers a variety of special lectures, classes, and workshops. 400 E Collins Dr, Casper, WY 82601


Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

Fort Caspar, established in 1859 by Louis Guinard, was a military and trading fort located along the Oregon Trail. A reconstructed fort now sits at the original site along the North Platte River and is preserved and maintained by the National Park Service.

Inside the Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site you and your team will learn about the history and people of Central Wyoming. Topics addressed in exhibits and artifacts cover Fort Caspar history, Native American culture, the region’s historic trails, ranching, and local industry.

You can explore the grounds of the fort and its buildings while seeing examples of how its original inhabitants lived their daily lives and conducted business. Features to check out include a Mormon ferry, a Pacific Telegraph Company office, a blacksmith shop, a commissary, and much more. 200 N David, Casper, WY 82601


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Tate Geological Museum

Take the team on a journey through the Earth’s geological past at the Tate Geological Museum, located on the south end of the Casper College campus. The museum was founded in 1980 and since then has continued to serve as an excellent resource for those who are interested in learning about subjects like earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology.

The Tate Geological Museum houses a collection of over 3,000 fossil and mineral specimens, including Dee, the largest and most complete mounted Columbian mammoth in North America, who’s guaranteed to amaze you and your whole team. 125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601


Casper Municipal Golf Course

Casper Municipal Golf Course is a public 27-hole golf course, opened in 1929. The original layout was designed by Robert Muir Graves with sand greens as putting surfaces. In 1953, the greens were changed to bent grass along with some re-routing of the holes, designed by Keith Fosters. In 1996, The Links Course, an additional 9 holes designed by golf course architect Kith Foster, was added to the Park and Highlands Courses.

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At the Casper Municipal Golf Course you and your team will be treated to sweeping views of majestic Casper Mountain as you play through three unique and challenging nines: the Park Course, the Highlands Course, and the Links Course, each offering a different, yet equally scenic experience.

At the Casper Municipal Golf Course, the fun doesn’t have to end once you’ve played the final hole. That’s because there’s still the 19th Hole; the 19th Restaurant and Bar, that is. 19th Hole Restaurant and Bar is the perfect way to cap off a relaxing day on the course with your team.

Their menu has something for everyone, from clubhouse classics like a prime rib dip sandwich and mushroom Swiss burger to kid-friendly favorites like hot dogs, chicken strips, and grilled cheese. 2120 Allendale Blvd, Casper, WY 82601


Hogadon Basin Ski Area

An intimate resort near Casper, Hogadon Basin Ski Area boasts a 600-foot vertical drop from Casper Mountain’s 8,000-foot peak. There are 19 runs on 60 groomed acres.

All skill levels can enjoy their family-oriented atmosphere, with trails classified as 20 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, and 40 percent advanced, as well as a terrain park for more adventurous riders. This ski area is located on Casper Mountain, only 15 minutes from Casper’s downtown area.

If skiing is your sport and you are looking for even more places where you can hit the slopes, definitely consider visiting the next attraction. 2500 W Hogadon Rd, Casper, WY 82601


Jackson Hole

After a five to six hour drive west from Casper through breathtaking wilderness and National Forests you’ll end up in a valley located between the Teton Mountain Range and the Gros Ventre Range known as Jackson Hole. With its wide range of exhilarating outdoor activities, Jackson Hole is the place to go for those who believe that life is more fun outdoors.

Jackson Hole has been voted the number one ski destination in the U.S. by Skiing Magazine. Come winter when a blanket of snow covers the vast and untamed Jackson Hole valley landscape, everyone from skiers, to snowboarders, to spa-lovers can find breathtakingly scenic places to pursue their personal passion in this unique region. Jackson Hole has one of the lowest base elevations of any ski resort area in the Rocky Mountains, at only 6,311 feet.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort also has the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the U.S. at 4,139 feet from the valley floor to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, with a 55-passenger aerial tram that transports skiers from the bottom to the top in just 12 minutes.

In addition to skiing, those visiting Jackson Hole during the winter months can go on sleigh rides at the National Elk Refuge, take a bighorn sheep herd tour, snowmobile in and around national forests, take a dog sled ride, soak in hot springs, and more.

In the titular town of Jackson, visitors can enjoy a variety of unique shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Yet the great outdoors is truly what draws travelers to Jackson Hole, even in the dead of winter. Jackson, WY


No matter how you all decide to spend your time in Casper, you’ll certainly leave with a greater appreciation for the beauty of nature. Even indoor attractions in Casper like the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and the Tate Geological Museum serve as a gateway to the great outdoors.