The Oil City of Wyoming, on its real name - Casper, is the second largest town of the state with a population of 55.000 people living in a beautiful area of almost 29 squared miles. Casper was built in the mid 19th century on the site of Fort Casper. The city bases its economy on oiling and mining of coal and uranium. Casper is the home of quite an impressing number of notable politicians: John Barrasso, Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney, Tom Coburn, Warren A. Morton, Guy Padgett, Mike Sullivan, Pete Williams, Thomas E. Trowbridge and Tom Walsh.
Top Attractions within Casper
Fort Casper Museum and Historic Site is the site of Fort Casper, partially restored in the late 30's, the base of the city today. Visiting this place and the museum, you can learn about the history of Casper, the changes made to the buildings during all these years and the reason behind the name of the city. The museum also features old buildings, a replica of a Mormon ferry and a replica of a bridge. Every year, at the beginning of December, a historical group reenacts historical battles from the area at the Fort Casper site.
Tate Mineralogical Museum has outstanding permanent exhibitions of all kinds, perfect for children. If you seek to spend quality time with your family, this place is perfect for spending a whole day among great collections.
Nicolaysen Art Museum is considered to be a jewel of Casper thanks to its great exhibits of paintings and sculptures and impressive collections of Western art. Another exciting fact about this museum? It has no entrance fee.
Casper Events Center is a very useful attraction of Casper bringing thousands of people to this venue used for live music concerts, plays and conferences. All big events from this town are usually held in this place.