Casper Bucket List – Things All Wyomingites Should Do At Least Once
There are some things that should be experienced by everyone. These are some very unique things to do in Casper that should be on your bucket list. They are quintessential to our town and the Wyoming way of life … or at least some fun things to do.
There is no reason you can’t fish all year long. Go Ice fishing at least once and catch a trout or walleye. Be careful, it could become habit forming.
Nothing says Wyoming like firing off machine guns and cannons. This annual festival is on my to do list. In 2015 they had a tank, you could shoot down a remote controlled airplane, enter marksmanship contest, or just let loose and fire off hundreds of rounds. Let the testosterone fly and the empty shells pile up!
Casper has its own 7 – or rather 11 wonders. Some like the Cowboy in the Lights are not as visible as they used to be because of housing developments, but others are still easily found like Gravity Hill. The wonders are Confluence of Time and Place sundial, the car shaped light traffic signal, the circular staircase to nowhere, the Echo Chamber at Natrona County Library, the “Egg Beater” or the Wells Fargo tower, Gravity Hill, the Eternal Flame, Jewels of Downtown, the Hidden Clock, Look Out Point, and Cowboy in the Lights.
This event reenacts a pony express ride. The ride starts in Missouri and goes to California, but it does pass through Casper every year.
This landscape looks alien, but it is of this earth. It is the result of a wide variety of erosion forces that gives its shape. It is also the backdrop to the movie Starship Troopers.
Just to the south of Casper is Rotary park. You can find hiking trails and the Garden Creek Falls. It is a short walk to the falls from the trailhead. The park is a perfect place for a picnic or take the day and explore the trails a bit further.
This is one of the more popular and oldest bars in Casper. At one point in time you could ride your horse up to the back of the bar and get a drink.
This is a summer tradition for the family. Pack some water, chairs, and sunscreen then get ready for a weekend full of live music. There are always great eats from local vendors.
Grab a inner tube and life jacket and float through Casper on the North Platte River. There are several places to dip in to the river and let the current take you away.