Introduction to Casper, Wyoming
Caper is nicknamed "The Oil City," as it has a long history of cowboy culture and local oil booms. The city was founded at the time of the mass migration in the mid nineteenth century. A trading post and bridge were established in the area in 1859 by Louis Guinard.
Casper and nearby Attractions
- Fort Caspar Museum
- Edness K. Wilkins State Park
- Nicolaysen Art Museum
- Seminoe State Park
- Salt Creek Museum
- Fort Fetterman State Historic Site
Things To Do In Casper
Local parks include Washington Park, Hospital Park, Huber Park and the Fort Casper Historical Grounds. The Werner Wildlife Museum, the Tate Geological Museum, the Veterns Memorial Museum and the Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center all provide insights into area’s history. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Casper Municipal Golf Club. Casper hosts The Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo every July.
Natrona County International is the nearest major airport.
Casper Higher Education
Casper College is the local college. Others nearby include the University of Wyoming, Chadron State College and Aims Community College.