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Carbon County Museum

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An exeptionally rich and interesting museum, well-kept, well-presented exhibits and friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Rawlins, Wyoming
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Great place to learn something while you stretch your legs

The wife and I love Wyoming. We did Northern Wyoming last year, this year we went south. We... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Abingdon, Virginia
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Carbon County Museum in Rawlins, Wyoming collects, conserves, interprets and disseminates regional history to inspire Carbon County cultural entities and all learners-today and tomorrow. The museum envisions diverse but relevant experiences for...more
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904 W Walnut St, Rawlins, WY 82301-6556
+1 307-328-2740
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

An exeptionally rich and interesting museum, well-kept, well-presented exhibits and friendly hospitable staff, not to be missed when in town, whether passing through or otherwise.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank benjcoetzee
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Carbon County Museum in Rawlins, Wyoming is very nice. It is updated and free to get in (although donations are always very much appreciated). There is a small, one room school house on the property (they will unlock for you to look inside) and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The wife and I love Wyoming. We did Northern Wyoming last year, this year we went south. We visited Rawlings, saw the Territorial Prison. Just down the street is the museum. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The collection was very entertaining. Don’t miss the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank keithmo1971
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Very knowledgeable staff, and many excellent displays, artifacts. Local history, everything from household set ups, frontier transportation, native american artifacts,"outlaw" memorabilia, military uniforms and weapons...too much to list here. Several child-related displays with "touchable" displays. We spent about 1 hour, saw it all, and left...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PoolmanTom
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We are history buffs. We love the "back Stories". We went in and met Loren, the attending staff, and were amazed at her knowledge of the area and it's history. The exhibits are utterly fantastic! I had just the previous week finished reading "Off The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

There are so many interesting displays in this museum. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It's a must-see!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Karen H
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We spent a long time viewing the wonderful displays and reading the informational placards. So much to see and learn here. The staff was eager to help and asked many times if we had questions. The little gift shop was reasonably priced and their efforts...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My 16 year old son was quite annoyed having to go to another museum after being bored at the Fort Steele site, but it was already late and the deal was after half an hour the museum would close anyway. What a surprise. This small...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank GermanTraveller2009
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the Carbon County Museum. Lots of interesting local history here. The museum is bigger on the inside than it looks. Worth a visit. Free but takes donations.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Russell F
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Stuck for several nights with snow closure of I-80. Good place to spend an afternoon. Make sure to get the docent to share the full story of George. Lots of other interesting stuff to see. Great museum hosts.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Stuart B
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