Rawlins has much to offer visitors. Stop by one of our historic sites such as the notorious Frontier Prison or the Carbon County Museum. Take a trek downtown for shopping, dining, drinks and more.
While you are downtown consider taking the downtown mural tour. This downtown educational walking tour celebrates the history of Carbon County through murals created by local artists. You will also want to check out the local events like SummerFest & the Carbon County Fair & Rodeo.
FRONTIER PRISON Built around the turn of the century from sandstone milled in the county, the prison housed criminals until the new state prison was built in 1981. On the National Register of Historic Places, the prison hosts a variety of activities and events with tours available from June through Labor Day weekend.
CARBON COUNTY MUSEUM The Carbon County Museum houses an extensive collection of photographs and artifacts including boots, an ashtray and everyday items crafted from the anatomy of notorious outlaw Big Nose George.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RAWLINS A nationally designated historic district, downtown Rawlins is rich in 19th century architecture. Named for General John A. Rawlins, who commanded an expedition through the area, Rawlins traces its origins to the late 1860’s and the early history of the Union Pacific Railroad.
A 60 – 90 minute historic walking tour provides visitors with a fascinating glimpse into Rawlins’ colorful past. Walking Tour guides can be picked up at the murals.
RAWLINS RECREATION CENTER This modern recreation center offers a host of indoor activities including three full-size basketball courts, a walking track, racquetball, handball courts, and a full indoor shooting range.
Old Union Pacific Train Depot Located at 400 West Front Street in Rawlins. Built at the end of the 19th century, it was given as a gift to the City of Rawlins and then refurbished at the end of the 20th century. There are now meeting rooms and a kitchen designed to accommodate small to medium sized groups.
Rochelle Ranch Golf Course Golfing at Rochelle Ranch Golf Course is 18 holes of outdoor scenery at its best. This prairie golf course has a restaurant, bar, driving range and on-site golf pro.
Great views and a good chance of seeing wildlife right on the course make this an adventurous golfers dream. The course is 7,925 yard in total and borders lakes and wetlands. The rates are reasonable and the atmosphere is casual. This course open around April 1 each year. 307-324-7121
Rawlins Outdoor Shooting Complex Besides Trap, Skeet and 5 stand shotgun shooting, we have a 15 shooting position 300 yard rifle range, 1,000yard black powder rifle cartridge range and we are currently constructing a 10 position pistol range. Open to the public 307-324-PLAY
Rawlins provides a variety of dining options and a welcome atmosphere. Cuisine types you can discover include American, Asian & Thai, Italian, Mexican, Fine Dining, Specialty and more. Scroll through our list of available dining options or click here to view all dining options.