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Things to Do in Wyoming “Forever West”
Map of Casper

Click here for an interactive map of Casper with useful resources.

Stay for the Eclipse!

The total solar eclipse of August 21 is the first total eclipse visible from America’s lower 48 states in over 38 years. The last one happened in 1979 and passed through the Pacific Northwest and central Canada in late winter.

The total eclipse is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast crossing a dozen states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina (a tiny corner of Montana and Iowa are also inside the path). A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which includes all of North America, the northern third of South America, and westernmost Europe and Africa.

East of the Wind River Range, the eclipse track stretches out across the high desert terrain of Wyoming. The central line passes through Casper where the duration reaches 2 minutes 26 seconds. Offering a mean cloud amount of ~40%, Casper lies at the intersection of good highways running over a 150 kilometres east and west within the eclipse path. Visit to learn more.


Casper – Visit

Cheyenne – “Live the Legend”
  • The World’s Largest Rodeo: Frontier Days

  • Rock climbing and hiking: Vedauwoo

  • Parks and recreation (hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping): Curt Gowdy State Park

  • History: Wyoming State Museum

  • Places to eat: J. Gilbert’s, Fast Food: Taco John’s fish tacos

  • Hotel: Little America Hotel & Resort

Lander and The Wind River Range
  • White water rafting: Wind River Canyon

  • Parks and recreation: South Pass City Ghost Town

  • State parks: Sinks Canyon

  • Museum/history: Museum of the American West

  • Places to eat: Cowfish, & Miners Grubstake in Atlantic City

  • Hotel: Holiday Lodge

  • Parks and recreation: Hot Springs State Park

  • Museum/history: Wyoming Dinosaur Center

  • Things to do: Horseback ridingWyoming Whisky Tour

  • Places to eat: Dairyland

  • Hotel: Days Inn Hot Springs Convention Center

Other Areas of Interest
  • Buffalo: Paradise Guest Ranch, Historic Occidental Hotel and the Bighorn Mountains

  • Cody: Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Rodeo Nights

  • Jackson Hole: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Aerial Tram Rides, Elk Refuge, and mountain biking

  • Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Devils Tower National Monument and Bighorn National Forest (hiking and camping)

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