The City of Casper
With a population of 60,000, Casper provides many of the amenities found in a large city, but without many of the associated large city hassles. There is always something happening with much to see and do. The Casper Events Center, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, historic Fort Caspar, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, the National Historic Trails Center and Casper College's many public events provide a wide variety of cultural opportunities. Outdoor activities from fishing and camping to golf and water sports abound. Casper Mountain provides winter recreation of skiing, both downhill and cross country, as well as snowmobile trails. The community has an outstanding public school system and quality health care services.
As a member of this dynamic community, Casper College is proud of its continuing traditions and contributions to Casper and the state of Wyoming.
Arts and Entertainment
The city is rich in the arts with theater, a world-class symphony, concerts, festivals, and museums. The community is proud to include the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the Tate Geological Museum, and the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.
The Casper Events Center, with a seating capacity of 10,000, is another major attraction that brings in a diverse lineup each year, including the College National Finals Rodeo, headline concerts, off-Broadway plays, sports, and a plethora of family entertainment.
The city and surrounding area is synonymous with year-round outdoor adventure. Three golf courses, a winding biking and running trail along the North Platte River, and multiple outdoor sports venues for baseball, soccer, and football are all within city limits.
Outside the city is an outdoor paradise with world-famous fishing along the North Platte River, as well as rafting and kayaking. Several lakes are just a short distance away for boating, swimming and fishing. Nearby mountains offer countless opportunities for camping, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
And the outdoor activities don’t end when summer does. Skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing are some favorite Casper Mountain activities among locals.