in Casper, WY (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!

Casper Planetarium

904 N Poplar St
Casper, WY 82601   Directions

(307) 577-0310


The Casper Planetarium consistently attracts stargazers of every age. The wide open Wyoming skies are seen more clearly thanks to the state-of-the-art equipment and telescopes that bring outer space into a much closer, sharper focus. In addition to illuminating constellations and planets, there is a wide range of attractions, multi-media programs, lectures, and presentations from various scientists and other experts. Also, don't forget to stop by the gift shop and the exhibit that features a real meteorite.

Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park

Casper, WY

(307) 577-5150


The Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park offers much for the nature lover to do and see outdoors. Whether you choose to walk along the many trails or prefer a day of prime birdwatching, this park will captivate you with all of its natural charms. There are plenty of cottonwoods that provide excellent shade under which you can enjoy a picnic or just sit and take it all in. The North Platte River offers more breathtaking scenery. The park is designed for day use, so bring your picnic lunch and blanket to stretch out and relax in this truly mesmerizing natural setting.

Hogadon Ski Area

2500 W Hogadon Rd
Casper, WY 82601   Directions

(307) 235-8499


Take to the slopes for a fun skiing adventure at Hogadon Ski Area. This impressive ski area features 60-plus acres of well-maintained trails, 600 vertical feet, and an apex that reaches 8,000 feet above sea level. This natural attraction boasts slopes that both seasoned pros and beginners will enjoy, as well as three lifts, snow-making machines, equipment rentals, a snack bar and ski and snowboarding classes.

Muddy Mountain Trail

Casper, WY

(307) 261-7600


The Muddy Mountain Trail is a 2.5 mile loop trail near Casper. This popular recreation trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking.

Platte River Parkway Trail

1775 W First St
Casper, WY 82601   Directions

(307) 577-1206


Nature lovers usually can't sit still for long, and that's why the Platte River Parkway Trail is so appealing for many people who live in Casper. This trail system runs approximately ten miles in length, east to west through the Casper community, connecting many parks and recreation areas. The trail is popular with walkers, runners and folks out to enjoy a day of outdoor recreational activities on land or on the river. There's also plenty of wildlife to view from either the trail or the lakeside.

Werner Wildlife Museum

405 E 15th St
Casper, WY 82601   Directions

(307) 235-2108


Experience some of Wyoming's wildest wildlife without having to venture out into the wild. You only have to go as far as exploring the attractions at the Werner Wildlife Museum, a facility that is affiliated with Casper College. Several incredible creatures are featured as stuffed and mounted representatives of the various species from the area. See grizzly bears, mountain lions, and birds of prey. The museum also includes displays of animals from Canada, Alaska, Africa, Southeast Asia as well as other exotic places from around the globe.

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