Who would ever have thought the best city in America would be right here in our state? Casper is the best all-around city in the nation; it offers a great balance of culture, nightlife, and outdoor activities. It has the energy of a big city but still has the natural elements and is able to maintain that small town charm. The combination and balance of all of these elements is what makes Casper the best all around city in our nation.
1. Casper is rich in the arts.
Casper has an award-winning symphony, a great selection of headline concerts, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, and impressive off Broadway plays. The Casper Events Center houses a lot of these events.
2. Casper is rich in culture and history.
Casper also is home to the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Tate Museum, Salt Creek Oil Field Museum, Casper Planetarium, Wyoming Veteran's Museum, Salt Creek Oil Field Museum, and Fort Casper; all commemorating our invaluable pioneers, territorial beginnings, geological history, and oil foundation.
3. Casper has professional sports teams.
Casper is home to the Casper Cutthroats, pictured above, and they have an indoor football team, the Wyoming Cavalry Indoor Football Team, that plays on a national level. There are also rodeos that take place in Casper that are on a national level.
4. Casper offers lots of recreational activities.
Casper has an abundance of activities in and around the town. Some of these include great golf courses, world class fly fishing in the North Platte River, big game hunting, nordic & alpine skiing at the Casper Nordic Center, snowmobiling & camping on Casper Mountain, water sports and sailing at Alcove or Pathfinder Reservoirs, kayaking through downtown on the whitewater course, and hiking, biking, and rock climbing at Fremont Canyon.
5. Casper offers some of the best nightlife around.
Casper is bursting with energy at night with its fun night spots. Some of these night spots include Sanford's Grub and Pub, The Attic, Beacon Club, Sidelines Sports Bar, Sandbar Lounge, and the Wonder Bar.
6. Casper is home to some of the best festivals on the planet.
Year-round festivals bring people out in droves in Casper. Some of the festivals include the Beartrap Summer Music Festival, Wednesday Night Live Downtown Concert Series, Casper Mountain Sled Dog Races, Taste of Downtown, Crimson Dawn Celebration, Nic Fest Art Festival, College National Finals Rodeo, and Central Wyoming Fair and PRCA Rodeo.
7. All of your shopping needs are right here in Casper.
Whether you are looking for mainstream shopping or specialty stores, Casper has it all. Mainstream shopping can be found at the Eastridge Mall and specialty stores are dotted along the historic downtown district.
8. Casper has hundreds of wonderful restaurants to choose from with a wide selection of mouth-watering food.
Dining options in Casper are too many to count. You will find delicious meat, like steaks and burgers, that are home grown along with all kinds of international options.
9. Casper offers one of the most unique experiences in the United States.
Casper offers one of the most unique experiences when it comes to reliving history. You can travel along the footsteps of the actual pioneers in covered wagons, complete with a Dutch oven cookout and overnight stays in Indian Lodges.