Central Wyoming

Alluring scenery with tree-covered mountains and the beautiful North Platte River.

Welcome to Central Wyoming

A historically rich area with world-class outdoor recreation, plus great shopping and many horse ranches
 
Central Wyoming is defined by its alluring scenery with tree-covered mountains and the beautiful North Platte River. There is plenty to do here all year for adventurous types and nature lovers ranging from fishing, hunting big game, snowboarding, downhill skiing, hiking, and river rafting. Those seeking a little taste of the Western ranch culture will appreciate the local rodeos and variety of horse farms and Dude ranches in the region, while boaters regularly take their vessels out for a cruise on the local reservoirs, Glendo and Guernsey State Parks. 
 
There is no shortage of things to see and attractions in Central Wyoming, which is also home to cities like Casper and Riverton. Casper is the best city in the area for world-class outdoor opportunities, and it also boasts a lively downtown area with numerous locally-owned shops and restaurants. Riverton is a town rich in history that has evolved from a city centered around mining to one with many commercial and education opportunities.
 

What to Love

  • World-class outdoor recreation
  • Family-friendly area
  • Excellent schools and colleges
  • Great for equestrians
  • Vibrant downtown districts
  • Fun events and festivals

People & Lifestyle 

Living in Central Wyoming and cities like Casper is very appealing to people looking for a mixture of small-town charm with access to big-city amenities and conveniences. Many families and young professionals live here and in the central region because there are limitless options for recreation and things to do. The area also has a strong sense of community spirit and a fascinating historical legacy. Casper has more than 50 parks and over 90 trails available for people to use, and that is barely scratching the surface of what the entire region offers.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Casper, Wyoming, is home to Main Street's massive Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters. Sitting on more than 55,000 sq. feet of retail space spread across nine expansive floors, Lou Taubert is the best place around to shop for western wear and gear, including boots, hats, saddles, tack, gifts and other accessories. 
 
Floral Rhino in Casper is a fun gift shop and specialty boutique where you'll find unique gifts for everyone, and their products are seasonal, changing throughout the year. Choose from art, books, decor, baby goods, stationery, apparel, jewelry, and so much more. 
 
Do you have a custom design you'd love to see brought to life in handcrafted metalwork? At the 307 Metalworks workshop in Casper, an expert welder offers a personalized approach to metal fabrication and would be happy to create for you. From home decors like pictures and wall hangings to custom-made outdoor bars and kitchens, 307 has a little bit of everything. 
 
Yellowstone Garage is a local staple that was once a gas station and auto garage. Today this family-friendly watering hole stands as an upscale bar that frequently hosts live music and entertainment. Plus, the food is excellent and always made from scratch.
 

Things to Do

Apart from being a beloved local bar, Yellowstone Garage doubles as a live music and event menu that regularly hosts social gatherings and concerts. 
 
Casper's annual 5150' Festival is a celebration of everything that makes the town of Casper so great. It showcases local creators, great food, live music, and all-day activities the entire family can enjoy. The festival is held each August at David Street Station downtown. 
 
The College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) is the best college rodeo, and Casper residents are privy to it each year. For more than two decades, the CNFR has carved out a niche for itself in Casper. There is nowhere else in the world you can find all of these elite college athletes and animals together, competing to be crowned the best of the best. It's a pure western tradition and an incredible experience with several events, including bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, goat tying, and more. 
 
Beartrap Summer Festival is a recurring summer music event held in Casper each August atop Casper Mountain at Beartrap Meadow and County Park. This midsummer festival is the perfect way for music lovers to unwind and enjoy incredible music, food, and shopping from vendors selling handmade goods. Since the event is literally set in the middle of a meadow, it doesn't get much more beautiful than that!
 

Schools 

Central Wyoming College (there are four campuses: Riverton, Lander, Jackson, and Dubois) is located here along with Casper College, which is ​​one of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the region.


 
 

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