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Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

500 W Walnut St, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301 USA

Closed Now
Opens Tue 9a

“guided tours through the Prison”

The Wyoming Frontier Prison includes guided tours through the Prison, the Wyoming Peace Officers' Museum, a new exhibit on the current Wyoming State Penitentiary, and our own prison museum. The Old Pen Gift Shop is also on site along with the City of Rawlins walking path that will take you up to the old prison cemetery.

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Reviewed by
mandylu

  • 4 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0

Lots of history and a very interesting tour guide! The exhibits were especially interesting -- they had many examples of inmate art work, improvised weapons as well as weapons used by guards.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
chiofelix

  • 4 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 12, 2014

The people here, mostly teenagers on vacation, are super friendly. I stopped her, midway through the first leg of my road trip, to just check it out. I had my dog with me, and they allowed me to bring her along on the tour, which is only $8/person. Great history to this place, and a fun 45 minute break from driving.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cromarfam

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 11, 2014

ps, bring a jacket, it was only 59 degrees in the prison in June. our tour guide said it's not comfortable in there till mid August. don't be like some of the inmates who froze to death there!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cromarfam

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 10, 2014

fascinating tour! get to see all the cell blocks, cafeteria, gas chamber, and gallows replica! very intriguing!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
stevenewman1

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 24, 2018
Rated 5.0

Been there twice. First time was able to sit in the electric chair. Also the inmates dining room with the eyes following you from the painting on the wall. I hope they tell you why the inmates wanted to go to church. The one tour they were cleaning some area and there was a bloody shirt from a guard that got sliced up. They also made a B movie there.. Have fun because it is a part of history.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
julie.stratton.10

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 17, 2017
Rated 5.0

I absolutely loved stopping here and taking a tour. The guide did a great job and related some very interesting facts and stories about the prison. Even though a grim place, we learned a lot and had a fun time. The tour takes an hour and is well worth a stop if you are passing through Rawlings, Wyoming.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
moorste2

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 07, 2016
Rated 5.0

We all, including my kids (ages 9 & 6) loved this stop! So much history but an interesting way to learn it.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JeremyBowe

  • 16 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0

We randomly stopped here and wish we had planned more time for the tour. There is a museum/gallery they allow you to walk through for free with interesting information about the prison and inmates. We heard those coming out of the tour that it was one of the best they've been on. They said it took about 1 1/4 hours. It was $15 a person when we went, and given pretty much on the hour.

We hope to stop again.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ingridbravo

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 09, 2018
Rated 5.0

Very neat and interesting tour. The whole town has a certain feeling that was hard to explain. Loved our stay here!

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Reviewed by
JinnelleLawson

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 08, 2015
Rated 3.0

Fun and a little creepy. Good tour overall. Lots of interesting stories about specific prisoners.

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Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

500 W Walnut St
Rawlins, Wyoming
82301 USA

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  • Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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