Good tour of an old prison. Guides really know the history of this place. Is a little hard to walk if you are unsteady on your feet.
Spent a delightful afternoon at the prison, tour guide was great and had a lot of great stories to tell us. We went through with a school group and they were well behaved, attentive, and got a lot out of the visit. The buildings are in pretty good shape, and after a stay I believe most would have never wanted... More
The lady that conducted the tour was very knowledgeable and gave an excellent presentation. Interesting insight into a prison during earlier days. Apparently a movie was made there and the movie company did damage to some structures and paid them nothing. They need some local professional help as this could be an excellent tourist attraction for this town. Gift shop... More
This place doesn't look terribly interesting, but we spent a good 40 minutes in the museum mainly reading lots of background info concerning escapes, interesting prisoners and an innovative method of execution. We the took the hour long tour, led by Taylor. She said she was quite new to the job of tour guide but she certainly was very good... More
This was once a working prison form the 1800's til it closed in 1981. You can tour the prison and you have a tour guide with you. She is very knowledgeable about this prison and its past. She takes you throughout the entire prison and leaves no stone unturned. She tells the whole story from when prisoners arrive, are held... More
Highly recommend... It is worth to good. 8 dollars is fair price. Good place to stop by if traveling or on a road trip. Good place to stop when on your way to Yellowstone.
Fresh fish is a term used for new prisoners when they first arrived at the prison which was one of the many things we learned on the tour. The tour itself takes about an hour and is very interesting and a little spooky. Visiting this place will most certainly remind you to "stay on the right side of the tracks".
We had a tour guide show us various aspects of prison life. There was a museum section you could go through either before or after the tour. Our guide spoke well and was very courteous. The tour really showed how awful prison life used to be.
If you are staying overnight in Rawlins, or even just passing through on I-80, this is worth a visit. The very knowledgeable guide that we had provided a full-hour tour, and we saw and learned a lot. Much of the original architecture and furnishings are still in place and intact. Depressingly so, in some cases - as in the visit... More
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