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 7 - 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.

Upcoming Events

  • Free Day (no entrance fee)
    May 30 (Saturday)
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wyoming Heritage Days 
    (no entrance fee)

    June 13 (Saturday)
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    June 14 (Sunday)
    8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Living history displays (fur traders, Pony Express riders and more)
  • "They Wore What?"
    Patio Talks 2015 (free)
    June 27 (Wednesday)
    1 p.m.
    Local interpreter Janet Wragge shares in the stories of women’s pioneer clothing from the 1840’s-1860’s. On display will be many different outfits.
  • "Weapons and Tactics of the Plains Indian Wars"
    Patio Talks 2015 (free)
    June 28 (Thursday)
    1 p.m.
    Bruce Berst will explore the concepts of misunderstanding, prejudice, and ignorance involved in the Plains Indian Wars, while looking at the technology of the times in regards to weapons and tactics of the military, as well as the Plains Indians.


  • Attention all Kids: NHTIC is Free!
  • Individual rates range from $4-$6, and admission is free for 
    youth under age 16.
  • Education rates, group rates and annual passes are also 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.


  • 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY
  • I-25 at Exit 189
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Trails Center  |  1501 North Poplar Street  |  Casper, WY 82601

 307-261-7700  |  Fax: 307-261-7798