Uniquely Cool Things About Living in Casper, Wyoming

That day my wife and I were talking with my uncle. We would ask him when they were going to visit. He said, “I visited Wyoming once. There wasn’t much there.” He’s always a joker, so I answered him with the best possible answer. “Exactly, that’s why we love it.”

There is a lot here in Wyoming and Casper. The city has a rich culture of its own. It’s about the people, places, and ideas that are here. From last year to today, Casper has many unique qualities that make it a great place to call home.

Casper has the friendliest of people

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The residents of Casper are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. The small town community knows how to support each other. When you see someone stuck in the snow, you know there will be many people who stop by to help. It is not uncommon for Casper to make a list of the most charitable cities in the country. As someone who helped with the Thanksgiving Thursday auction, I know firsthand that Casper has a heart of gold.

Casper’s people are cruel

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Casperates are hard as nails. The truth is that you must live in Wyoming. The weather is harsh, from hurricane-force winds to long winters. The community is full of hard-working ranchers and farmers. They work the land for their animals which have to be fed 365 days a year regardless of weather conditions. This is hard work.

Casper has art in public

There is a “weird” Wyoming law that states that any building that costs more than $100,000 must put 1% of that cost toward art. This act led to the birth of many art projects across the city. Casper seems to be fond of bronze sculptures. They can be spotted all over town from the giant eagle outside Mills to the Chris Navarro T-Rex on the Casper College campus. Yes, it’s a strange law, but I love the character it gives our town.

History and the Wild West live in Casper

Platt Station Bridge at Fort Caspar Museum, Casper, Wyoming

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In many ways, Wyoming is still the Wild West. We have wifi, and no, we don’t ride horses to work. We drive cars and trucks. However, there is something untamed in the state. The lack of large malls and sprawling suburbs makes the state a time capsule. You can go to Independence Rock and see the grooves of the wagon still on the ground. Downtown is a 100-year-old Western store, Lou Talbert’s. There are many great museums including Ft Casper, The Tate Geological Center and the National Historic Trails Centre. They are all oases of knowledge from the West.

Wide open spaces minutes outside Casper

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Bill Shawmali, Townsquare Media

If you need some time on your own, you don’t have to go far. Hit the highway and head in any direction for about 20 minutes, and you won’t find anything. Honestly, that’s the way we like it. Most of the prairie lands look unchanged since the days of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. You can still visit his hideout in Hole in the Wall outside Casey. Solitude is easily found as long as you don’t mind the wind.

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