Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Trails Museum & Fort Caspar

We spent two nights in Casper.  On Thursday, we went to

It's operated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, so we were able to use our America the Beautiful Passport to get in.

We didn't know what to expect, but it had very good reviews on Trip Advisor.  We weren't disappointed.

The center is a history of all the trails that passed through Casper - the Mormon, Oregon, California, and Pony Express trails all came through Casper.

We watched a 15 minute interactive movie telling the story of all the trails.

There were other interactive exhibits.  We took a wagon across the river, rocking motion and all.

Then, we traveled the roads on a stagecoach.

 There was a nice view of Casper and the mountains from the balcony.

 It was a very well done exhibit and extremely informative.  This is worth a visit if you are ever in Casper.

Next, we went to the

Inside, there were lots of details about Casper, its beginnings and development through the years.

We went outside to tour the reproduced fort built by the WPA in the 1930's.

Many of the rooms were completely furnished.

 Both of the museums were well done and we were certainly glad we had taken the time to see them!

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