"Wyoming Frontier Prison" Rawlins Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

Rawlins Things to Do: 10 reviews and 19 photos


We had stopped here since it was my things to do while on the way home from South Dakota. We were invited in by some really nice biker folks who were attending some fund raiser that was taking place at the prison. We were able to wonder around for quite some time. We finally felt it was time to set out to find a place to stay for the night. Yet, it was fascinating to see something so historical up close and was able to hear some the tour guides share their knowledge of the prison.

The museum is within the Prison, is free, but the tour is not.

Built to replace the territorial prison in Laramie, Called the ?Old Pen? and operated from 1901 to 1981.

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

April to October, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, 7 days a week
November to March, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri

Museum is Free

Guided tours of the prison cost $4.25 for adults
$3.75 for seniors and children.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, tours are offered every hour on the half hour from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week.
Tour schedule is scaled back from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Call for specific times.

Off of 80 East: First exit into Rawlins which will put you on Cedar Street. Stay on Cedar until you get to 5th Street and turn Right. You will see us on the top of 5th Street.

Address: 500 West Walnut Street, Rawlins, Wyoming, 82301
Phone: (307) 324-4422

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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