Casper's Best


March 2017

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As a year-round destination, there’s always something happening in Casper. Here’s what we’re most excited for this month:

STAY TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL


MARCH 2-11
LOCATION: CASPER EVENTS CENTER

It’s a month of madness when teams from around the state battle to see who takes home top honors. 2017 tournament season kicks off March 2-4 with the Wyoming High School Activities Association 1A/2A State Basketball Tournament followed by the 3A/4A Tournament March 9-11. On March 8, cheerleaders tumble and dance during the Wyoming State High School Spirit Competition.

BREAK OUT THE BATHING SUIT


LOCATION: CASPER FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

Baby it’s cold outside, but at the Casper Family Aquatic Center the sun is always shining. Bring the towels, snorkel, masks and flippers (leave the sunscreen at home) for a beach day during the icy days of spring. The 23,500 square foot facility has everything but the sun and sand: zero-depth entry, “lazy river,” two water slides, four-lane lap pool, hot water whirlpool, party room and an outdoor deck. Or just kick back and relax in the hot tub while the kids burn off some energy!

WALK THROUGH HISTORY


LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CASPER

John Merrit and C.W. Eads established the town of Casper in 1888. Although this western outpost had a tough reputation, the sheep, cattle and oil and gas industries brought money and eventually beautiful buildings and homes that are still standing today. Pick up a self-guided tour program from the VisitCasper office and explore at your own pace. Start with the Historic Downtown Walking Tour, where you’ll see buildings that feature the original construction from the 1900s. Next, tour the South Wolcott Historic District to glimpse stunning residential architecture ranging from Tudor to Bungalow. End your journey with a stop in the up-and-coming Old Yellowstone District, one of the original routes to Yellowstone National Park.

WHET YOUR APPETITE


LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CASPER

Nothing beats a hearty dinner with all the trimmings. Casper boasts a wide array of eateries from upscale to delicious home cooking. You’ll find every kind of food you could want; our restaurants serve cuisine from all over the world. You can also find popular chains like Old Chicago, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse and Red Lobster. No other place in Wyoming offers this kind of culinary variety. Check out local favorites like Fire Rock, an elegant restaurant on Casper’s east side where you can warm up beside a roaring fire and enjoy great steaks and chops. Bosco’s Italian Restaurant and the Silver Fox on Casper’s west side are both great places for special occasions and the best in fine cuisine. When it comes to good eats, we’ve got you covered.

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