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Wyoming Frontier Prison, Rawlins

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  • Visited this place twice. The tour guides were excellent. It is a unique piece of history and what I liked most was that it didn't feel like a museum. It still had a lot of grit and it's a truly uniqu...  more »
  • the self-guided tour doesn't take too long, usually less than an hour, but its a real up close look at a prison that was in use not very long ago and yet housed some really famous outlaws from the wil...  more »
  • Tour guide very knowledgeable about the history and inmate stories. Nice gift shop and museum articles on display; especially the equipment used and items found in inmate cells.  more »
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  • It was a great visit. Very intriguing and interesting. We had a private tour from someone who actually did time there back in the 80s. To me the most intriguing part was the old graveyard. It's my plan to try and get a hold on one of the ancestors of the Chinese gentleman that was buried there in the 20s. It is my hope that he has family either here or back in China. I would just like to let them know that someone will take care of his grave. All in all a good place to tour.
  • Had a private tour from an old convict who had done time there. It was an awesome experience we went all over the place. He told me about how they used to live there without any heat and people would be getting sick and die. Not just old people but young people. Stopped and looked at the old warden's house, it's a shame that the public is allowing such a beautiful old building to go into decay.
  • Awesome! So glad we stopped for the tour! The history was very interesting and the staff/ tour guide were friendly and informed. Worth every penny of the $10 and we even saw a ghost! 👻 definitely haunted 100%
  • This place was on our way from Rock Springs Wyoming to famous historic places on mormon pioneer nat'l historic trail : Independence Rock State Historic Site and Martin Cove. As we like history we make not very long stop at Rowlins Wyoming Frontier Prison. It was the only prison Wyoming had (from 1901 till 1981). It helped to get rid of a lot outlaws who roamed high planes, canyons and mountains of post-Civil War Wyoming. There are guided tours daily from Memorial. Day to Labor Day with tales of "haunted by history" place.
  • If you're into history in the old west this is the museum for you. It is wheelchair accessible who have handicap parking and they will go out of your way to ensure that you have an excellent learning experience at their facility.

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