Memorial Day is right around the corner and for those of you who currently live in Casper WY, you know that the area is rich with our American history. Because it started as a frontier outpost, Casper WY saw many pioneers who were venturing along the Oregon Trail and today the city is know as Wyoming’s Adventure Capital.
If you’re planning on spending the long holiday weekend with family and friends, why not take time to travel back in time right here in Casper WY? Local attractions show what life was like back in the day of wagons and the wild west. Here are a few things you won’t want to miss!
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
1501 N Poplar St, Casper
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-4:30pm
- Visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center where you’ll discover how The Oregon Trail, The Pony Express Trail, The California Trail, The Mormon Pioneer Trail all converged at a place that would become Casper, Wyoming. Hear their stories through narrations taken from thousands of authentic emigrant diaries and journals in search of new lives, new land, new wealth, or religious freedom. You’ll also find galleries and life-sized displays that will help history come to life right before your eyes! To learn more about the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, please visit their website.
Fort Casper Museum
4001 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper
Daily from 8am-5pm
- Don’t miss the opportunity to tour a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor! Central Wyoming's regional history museum features exhibits on prehistoric peoples such as the Plains Indians, as well as exhibits on ranching, the energy industry, and the City of Casper and the western emigrant trails and frontier army. Find more information on the Fort Caspar Museum on The City of Casper website.
Whether you choose to visit one of these local historic site, or both; you’ll find this rich history will give you a new perspective on the place you call home!
If you don’t currently live in Casper WY, but have been anticipating a move to the area; please let me know! As an experienced Casper WY Real Estate agent, I’ve helped many buyers find their dream home in Casper WY and experience a smooth relocation process to the area!
Please feel free to contact me today to get started!