Wyoming's second largest city is hardly a metropolis, with a population of around 55,000. But it’s going to feel like a mini Manhattan during the eclipse, with totality setting in around 11:42 a.m. with two minutes and 26 seconds of total darkness. Extend your trip with trout fishing missions on the North Platte River or some mountain biking on Casper Mountain.
Watch: Settle in at scenic Fremont Canyon along the North Platte River for big-sky views.
Stay: Casper's long been booked out, but there are lots of tent and camping options within 20 minutes of town still available on airbnb.com.