Volunteer and stage coach at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. Volunteers assist with the river crossing reenactment at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. Volunteer at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. The Inscription Wall in the Trails Center showcases exact replicas of emigrant names found along the trails. Volunteer with school children at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming.
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The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is a cooperative partnership between BLM, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation, and the City of Casper. The Trails Center interprets the significant role of the area’s historic trails in the history of the United States, and seeks to promote public understanding of both America’s western Native cultures and historic westward expansion while highlighting BLM's role as active stewards of public lands.


  • Fall/Spring Hours 
    September 8 - May 23
    Open: Tuesday - Saturday
    9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer Hours  
    May 24 - September 6
    Open: Tuesday - Sunday
    8 a.m. - 5
  • Closed - Most federal holidays  

Questions on planning your visit?   
Please call 307-261-7780 to verify specific dates and times.



  • Attention all Kids: NHTIC is Free!
  • Individual rates range from $4-6, FREE admission for youth 15 and under.
  • Education rates, group rates and annual passes available.
  • Federal Passports - Senior Pass, Annual Pass & Access Pass - are
    honored with existing benefits.
  • All visitors are admitted free of charge on designated "Fee Free" days.
  • Detailed fee information.


Upcoming Events

  • Trail Journeys: Civilian Life and Hardships, 1840-1860s
    Aug. 23, 1 p.m. 
    As families headed west along the pioneer trails, hardships became a common occurrence. Men, women and children all were tasked with specific roles and responsibilities. Join us as NHTIC volunteer Daniel Mattern shares these stories concerning the daily life, chores and trail experiences by a pioneer wagon train party.
  • Pioneer Fiddle Music
    Aug. 29, 1 p.m. 
    Various musical instruments were played for dancing at the end of a long day on the pioneer trail, and to entertain the Native Americans pioneers encountered along the way. Come clap your hands and tap your feet as local musical talents, Kim, Ana and Rachel Merchant perform and present the history of many popular tunes of the era.

Trails Center  |  1501 North Poplar Street  |  Casper, WY 82601

 307-261-7700  |  Fax: 307-261-7798