Why come to Casper?
Nestled at the foot of Casper Mountain, Casper is the second-largest city in Wyoming with a population of 55,000 people. Casper is a growing and vibrant community with great dining and shopping options. It offers:
- Outdoor adventure: With Casper Mountain, you get great hiking, mountain biking and skiing just outside your back door. The North Platte River, which runs through town, is a Blue Ribbon trout fishery attracting fisherman from around the country. The Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest are a 90-minute drive away.
- Great trails: The Platte River Trails system follows the North Platte River for 11 miles as it meanders through town. The trails are popular with walkers, runners and bikers alike.
- Educational museums: Casper College’s Tate Geological Museum is home to both Dee the Mammoth (the largest Colombian mammoth ever uncovered) and Lee Rex (Wyoming’s first T-Rex dinosaur to be displayed in Wyoming). Other top-notch museums include Fort Caspar Museum, The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Nicolaysen Art Museum, The Werner Wildlife Museum and The Science Zone.
- Nationally ranked community college: Casper College is ranked as one of the top 25 community colleges in the country. Its nationally-ranked theater, music and art programs are a backbone to Casper’s arts and entertainment scene.