A stop in Rock Springs, WY will have you marveling at Southwestern Wyoming's spectacular scenery and innovative uses of local natural resources. While visiting, expect to enjoy many outdoor activities and learn plenty about everything from natural gas to dinosaurs.
After you book your hotel in Rock Springs, WY, check out these fantastic local attractions, including:
The Natural History Museum at Western Wyoming Community College features five life-size dinosaur displays, including a Stegosaurus, the first type of dinosaur discovered in Wyoming in 1878, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The free exhibits also offer a look at the geology and archaeology of the area.
Carved figures etched by the ancestors of present Plains and Great Basin Native Americans cover the sandstone cliffs at the White Mountain Petroglyphs site in Wyoming's Red Desert. Archaeologists estimate the petroglyphs, displaying images of hunting expeditions and life on the high desert, range from 200 to 1,000 years old.
Adobe Town, a massive expanse of wilderness, offers a chance to explore geological formations carved by the forces of water and wind. This geological wonderland offers beautiful high desert views, 1,000-foot cliffs, fossil deposits and a wide range of wildlife, including Wyoming's largest herd of wild horses.
The City of Rock Springs Museum offers a look into the early history of the area. The museum showcases how pioneers settled the area in extreme winters and harsh conditions and highlights the city's coal mining roots and multinational heritage.
The Upper New Fork River, the uppermost major tributary of the Green River, is perfect for outdoor sports such as fishing, kayaking and rafting. In addition to exciting recreational activities, the river provides a relaxing place to rest or picnic.
The nearby Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge covers 36 miles along the Green River and features a wide array of wildlife. The refuge offers plenty of opportunities for photography, fishing, kayaking and hiking. Stop by the Visitor's Center for advice on what trails you might enjoy most.
Make time to stop at Rock Springs, WY and explore the rich history of the area on your next vacation. Browse the selection of Rock Springs, Wyoming hotels below, and book a room with Choice Hotels for a restful stay.
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