Rawlins, WY has long been a transportation hub in the West, and today people catch the train or drive on US 287 toward Yellowstone or Grand Teton national parks. The center of an enormous cattle and sheep industry, the landscape is rich in farmland and richer with history. Hotels in Rawlins, WY will put you in the middle of it all.
Once you have settled in, check out these attractions:
The Wyoming Frontier Prison housed inmates from 1901 to 1981. Now it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A one-hour guided tour treats you to 80 years of history, including stories of train robberies, attempted jail breaks and execution methods once used at the facility.
Docents at the Carbon County Museum will lead you through more local history, complete with anecdotes and artifacts from Rawlins's early days. Plan to spend a couple of hours here. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
From April until the snow falls, you can enjoy a round of golf at the Rochelle Ranch Golf Course. You can take a lesson from the club pro and enjoy a meal at the club's restaurant, which is considered among the best in Rawlins.
Bring your fishing pole to the North Platte River and plan for some fun and relaxation. Brown and rainbow trout swim the river, and the odds of catching at least one are very good. Only artificial lures and flies are allowed.
Get some exercise and go bowling at Memory Lanes. Bowl a few strings and be sure to enjoy some of the snacks the bowling alley serves up. Known for its friendly environment and clean facility, this is a great place for family fun.
Wager a bet or just watch the action at Wyoming Downs. This off-track betting site features greyhound and horse races, as well as sports games. Sip one of the daily drink specials or have a mea. You will enjoy the camaraderie in this fun environment.
Choice Hotels offers plenty of Rawlins, WY hotels, and you will be right near the fun and history this city offers. Book and save today!
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