Casper has five local museums that serve as major regional attractions for the City.
Fort Caspar Museum
Fort Caspar Museum is the city's primary repository of local history. Owned and operated by the City of Casper, the museum is built on the original Fort Caspar site. In addition to the museum itself, visitors can visit the barracks, kitchens, and other buildings of the old Fort, all restored to be much as they were in the late 19th Century.
Nicolaysen Art Museum
Tate Geological Museum
The Nicolaysen Art Museum is Casper's premier showcase for all forms of visual art. The museum building is owned by the City of Casper and operated the Nicolaysen, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. In addition to paintings and sculptures, the Nicolaysen is also renowned for attracting modern interactive and audio-visual pieces.
The Tate Geological Museum explores Casper's geophysical surroundings. Owned and operated by Casper College, the museum features explanations of Casper's mineral resources and displays of fossils and dinosaur bones that have been found throughout the area.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is a federally owned and operated museum dedicated to explaining America's routes of westward migration. The Center features artificats and interactive displays that show Casper's historic presence as an important stop on the Oregon Trail, the Gold Rush Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the Pony Express.
Werner Wildlife Museum
The Werner Wildlife Museum displays large game animals from around the world. The Werner Wildlife Museum is owned and operated by Casper College.