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Seven Wonders of Casper


Wednesday, Oct 18, 2006 from Casper, Wyoming

Tonight, Jette and Rachel guided me around Casper in the snow to see the seven wonders of Casper. I kind of laughed when I first heard that they had seven wonders. It seems to be something that’s passed around in the younger generation, who all seem to know about it. But they were pretty cool! It was a night of laughter spending time with them. It was a great night of exploring, driving in the snow, and I even had to put it into four wheel drive as we went to the top of a little mountain where it was snowing pretty hard, some hairpin turns and everything else. So here we are… the seven wonders of Casper, Wyoming (pictures coming soon).

The egg beater is this tall Wells Fargo sign that you stand under that has a funky shape, and if you spin around in circles while looking up it looks and feels as if you’re at the bottom of an egg beater in a big bowl.

The spiral staircase is an impressive old steel spiral staircase that goes up several stories and is by far the largest spiral staircase I’ve seen. It’s in a back alley downtown and apparently is a common place for senior portraits.

The mirror is basically a funhouse mirror, where you have one person stand at one end, another at the other end, and you see half of their body and their other half in the mirror.

The little house is probably the tiniest house I’ve ever seen. Granted it was pitch black and I couldn’t see it too well and might have to make it over there in the daylight where I can get a decent photo. The photos I have just don’t cut it to show it’s size because it was buried in the pitch black.

The car-in-a-box isn’t what I thought it was going to be. I was literally expecting a car in a box. Well I guess it still is to some extent, but I should have known better. It’s a sign over a four-way stop ight. In this little black box next to the stoplight a little white car pops up as you drive to the intersection to let you know you’re there. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Gravity hill is a nifty little spot where when you put your vehicle it neutral the car rolls uphill. I was a little skeptical, and I guess there’s a place like this back home as well. It seemed to work briefly, but I think there was simply too much snow on the road to slow us down.

Lookout point is the scenic wonder. After a twisting road with several hairpins and cliffs you could drop off you get to the top of a mini-mountain that overlooks all of Casper. I’m sure it’s beautiful when you can see the town! It was snowing hard and beautiful. But not much for a photo. I’ll have to go back up.

I’m not sure who came up with the seven wonders of Casper, but I think every town should have seven wonders. The eighth wonder was having the tour by two 17 year old girls in high school. So if you’re even in Casper this is a good way to spend an afternoon with a few free spirited friends. This is a great way to see a town, creative, enjoyable, light-hearted, and you really see the town and different areas without it being touristy. Well done, I love it. It’s a tiny little adventure. And the photos are nothing amazing, but it’s not about those. It’s about the fun time I had going to these places and just being free spirited. And I could go back and take all the pictures in the daylight, but I love the consistent them of the night photos with the snow falling. I love mini adventures.

Blog Date Posted: Oct 18, 2006 | 648 words | comments 5 Comments
Comment by John Ellenich
From Phoenix, AZ

This is so cool. I wonder what Baraga's would be... 1. The "Welcome to Baraga" sign, but it used to be so much cooler... 2. The Bishop Baraga Shrine -----We're going downhill from here------ 3. The maximum security prison 4. The casino 5. The Sidetrack bar 6. Wilkinson's General Store 7. Larry's Market

Comment by kristi
From Hugo, MN

How cool! Yes, every town should have 7 Wonders to brag about!

Comment by justin midaugh
From casper , WY

the little house on the 7 wonders of casper were did u fine the little house at we could not fine it i wanted to konw were it was locatin was

Comment by andis
From vilnius, LT

The 6 WONDERS of the world will be the most popular of our history,but about the 7TH wonder not too many people know that, i know that,because the 7TH WONDER will touch every Human on this world,dont miss to vote for 7TH in the RIGHT way,and dont forget that the 7TH WONDER IS ONLY ONE WONDER IN THIS WORLD FOR ALL HUMAN BEINGS Andis&Zana Lithuania.

Comment by Sarah
From Casper, WY

So the Seven Wonders I learned growing up was slightly different from this version. If you get a chance to go back, check out the whispering wall outside of the library; it's a semicircle that picks up sound waves and sends them along the wall. That way you can whisper to your friend on the other side of the circle.