Hotels in Central Wyoming
Discover History and the Great Outdoors in Central Wyoming
Central Wyoming is a popular destination for skiing and enjoying nature. It’s also home to historic reconstructions and museums that tell the story of pioneer life. Casper, the main city of the region, is where you’ll find the Tate Geological Museum, the Nicolaysen Art Museums and the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.
If you want to enjoy the great outdoors, make your way to Casper Mountain for a hiking excursion or hit the slopes during the winter months. Biking, trail excursions, and fishing are some other fun activities to enjoy around this mountain town. It’s been named the #1 Big Fish Destination by American Angler Magazine, so you can spend your days around the Miracle Mile and Grey Reef parts of the river for some of the best fishing experiences.
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
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Top Things to Do
Fort Caspar is a reconstructed frontier outpost. Tour several buildings and see exhibits at the museum. Fort Laramie is one of the most famous military outposts in the country. See a short video and view uniforms, weapons, and artifacts representative of the western frontier. Independence Rock is just 50 miles south of Casper. The 136-ft. tall rock marks the spot where pioneers carved their names as a milestone of their journey to the West.
Rodeos and Events
Casper hosts the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo in July. Rated one of the top 35 PRCA events in the country, the event draws top ranked cowboys and cowgirls. The city also hosts the College National Finals Rodeo in June and the Tribute to the Great American Cowboy Rodeo in November. The Central Wyoming Fairgrounds hosts the Festival of Trees in November and craft fairs, flea markets, and other events throughout the year.
Road Trips & Tours
Travel the South Big Horn/ Red Wall Back Country Byway for 102 miles and see incredible views of the Big Horn Mountain Range. Begin at US20/26 west of Casper and continue your journey to Fifty-Mile Flat. Notice how the landscape changes to ponderosa pines and rock formations carved by winds. The Red Wall is the prominent geologic wonder, but you’ll want to save time for the Hole-In-The-Wall hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.