In Carbon County be sure to check out the Frontier Prison—unlike their early guests, you’re free to leave! Other highlights include the Carbon County Museum with a Thomas Edison collection and the town of Sinclair National Historic District—you’ll be sure you’re in Mexico. Check with the local Chamber of Commerce for events and specials!

AttractionsDigging For History
Trails, Rails & Highway Tales   Colorful Characters & Communities

Digging For History
Hanna Mine Disaster Monument
Hanna, WY
307-325-9424
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1903: At Hanna, coal gas ignites in Mine No. 1 and kills 169 miners while 46 more narrowly escape. The accident is the greatest loss of life in any Wyoming mining disaster. 1908: At Hanna, Mine No. 1 again explodes and traps 18 miners. As the state mine inspector and 40 others enter for the rescue, a second explosion occurs and claims all 59 inside.
Grand Encampment Museum
807 Barnett
Encampment, WY
(307)327-5308
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Grand Encampment Museum is in the old copper mining town of Encampment just south of Saratoga.  After touring the museum, consider a rafting trip on the North Platte River.
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Trails, Rails & Highway Tales
Medicine Bow Museum
Medicine Bow, WY
Located across the highway from the Virginian Hotel, in the old railroad depot.
(307)379-2383
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An alternate route to I-80 is U.S. 30—the old Lincoln Highway from Walcott to Laramie. It runs through the town of Medicine Bow, made famous by Owen Wister’s The Virginian.
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Colorful Characters & Communities
Saratoga Museum
104 Constitution Ave.
Saratoga, Wyoming
(307) 326-5511
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Wyoming Territorial Prison, the original penitentiary, was built in 1872. Infamous outlaws such as Butch Cassidy were imprisoned within its walls. There are daily tours during the summer season.
Saratoga Hot Springs
Saratoga, Wyoming
Saratoga is famous for its hot springs, the Hobo Pool is open to the public.
Hotel Wolf
Corner of First & Bridge Streets
Downtown Saratoga, Wyoming
Hotel Wolf is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites
Parco/Sinclair Museum
300 Lincoln St., Town Hall
Sinclair, Wyoming
(307) 324-3058
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Sinclair is best known for the Sinclair refinery, but, the town’s southwestern architecture is unique in Wyoming.
Carbon County Museum
904 West Walnut
Rawlins, Wyoming
(307) 324-3058
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Carbon County Museum celebrates Wyoming's first female Physician/Surgeon, Lillian Heath, as well as housing her extensive clothing collection from 1880-1940s. The museum is home to an original Wyoming State Flag as well as the story of the outlaw, Big Nose George Parrot. It is the only museum in Wyoming with an Edison Foundation collection.
Wyoming Frontier Prison
500 West Walnut
Rawlins, Wyoming
(307) 324-4422
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Wyoming Frontier Prison is open daily for tours during the summer, by appointment in the off-season. The Museum is housed in the Wyoming Frontier Prison which operated from 1901 to 1981. The "Old Pen" was the site chosen for filming of the 1987 movie "PRISON" and has been selected as the permanent location of the Wyoming Peace Officers Association Museum.

Rawlins
Chamber of Commerce
307-324-4111
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Saratoga
Chamber of Commerce
307-326-8855



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