History comes alive in this town, and a vacation in Casper wouldn't be complete without immersing yourself in the local history and color. If you're a fan of old Westerns or just love learning about the westward expansion of the United States, a visit to the National Historic Trails Center is a must. You can learn about the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails and how they helped shape our country. Just a few miles from the Trails Center is Fort Casper, a military post established in 1859. The fort has played various roles throughout its history and is a great place to see history come alive. Car rentals in Casper allow you to explore the vast expanses of Casper and its surroundings, making for a great activity during the day. However, when night begins to fall, head to the Casper Planetarium. Here, you can watch the cosmos live, with nightly programs that allow you to look up into the night sky and experience the wonder that is our solar system.
Recurring Festivals and Events
Staying true to its cowboy roots, Casper is a town where you can find many down-home, no-frills gatherings, from the craft beer festival in September and arms show in December down to the yearly Beartap Summer Festival. This annual music festival, which occurs in early August, features a weekend's worth of music, food, and shopping.
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