Rawlins, Wyoming is where western hospitality and history come together to bring a true Wyoming experience like no other.
Founded on the Union Pacific Railroad line, Rawlins was historically a major passenger and freight station stop along the Transcontinental Railroad route. One of the most notable attractions in Rawlins includes the Wyoming Frontier Prison. This historic state penitentiary housed some of the most notorious outlaws from 1901-1981, including Butch Cassidy and Big Nose George. Now a museum, the Wyoming Frontier Prison offers guided tours throughout the year and special ghost tours every October. Once you’re done learning about the Old Wild West, head to Rawlins’ award-winning downtown, where you will find ample boutique shopping, fine dining and western artwork. For those looking for an outdoor escape, be sure to take the short drive to Seminoe State Park, where there is excellent fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing.