Posted by: RasmaSandra | September 27, 2021

Visiting Casper

In our armchair travels across the USA we have arrived in Wyoming, a state in the Western US.

We’ll be visiting Casper, a city in central Wyoming.

The Casper Planetarium is a good place to learn all about the night sky. You can get a full dome view of celestial wonders and the planetarium offers the universe in HD. Visitors can attend educational events such as the laser show talking about various constellations.

Downtown Casper has historic buildings, unique shops, and great restaurants. Here you can see how the locals live and find out about the history of the city and its culture.

The Nicolaysen Art Museum exhibits artwork by both local and national artists. The artwork displayed changes every month. There are a variety of art programs for children and adults can meet artists in person.

The Ayeres Natural Bridge in Douglas is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wyoming. It is among only three natural bridges in the US with water beneath. The scenic park is a great place to relax, hike, picnic, and fish.

Casper Mountain stands at 8,130 feet above sea level. It overlooks Casper. There are several public parks, camping spots, hiking trails, and a folk museum to catch up on history.

Fort Casper Museum is an 1865 military reconstructed post. The forst was the final river crossing of the California, Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express trails. The museum showcased the history of the natives, the energy industry, and the frontier army. There is a display of a recreated Mormon ferry. Behind the museum is a fort with all its initial buildings reconstructed.

Fort Laramie was established in 1834 as a trading location for fur and later became the most significant fully-equipped military post on the Northern Plains. It was there to protect settles moving west and was effective until 1890.

Hell’s Half Acre is a one of a kind geologic oddity with a hilly gorge that is shaped like a horseshoe. The 150-foot deep gorge covers 320 acres. It is a great place for hiking, camping, and exploration.

Independence Rock is a giant granite 128 ft high, 1900 ft long, and 700 ft wide. It was named after the 1830 fur traders’ celebration. It is among the most famous landmarks along the Oregon Trail.

The “Great Register of the Desert” a spot along the trail has more than 5000 early emigrant names carved on this special boulder.

Another thing to do in Casper is to rent a kayak and explore the waterways of Fremont Canyon. The canyon is four miles southwest of Pathfinder Dam and is a wonderful tourist destination. Lovely rock walls rise up on either side of the river. People come here to do some sightseeing and to canoe, kayak, and fish.

The Oregon Trail can be explored on horseback along the Platte River with the Independence Rock nearby. You can choose to take an overnight wagon trip or a half or full days’ horse ride.

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