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Carbon County Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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What an interesting, fun step back in Time

We were amazed at the artifacts from bygone eras. The staff was very cordial and welcoming... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2019
jimmccann43
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Pine, Colorado
Unforgettable Hidden Gem

Coolest museum ever!! The history of Big Nose George fascinated both me and my boys. We still talk... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2019
3littletravellers
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Maidstone, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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904 W Walnut St, Rawlins, WY 82301-6556
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+1 307-328-2740
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

We were amazed at the artifacts from bygone eras. The staff was very cordial and welcoming. Brenda gave us more insight after our self-tour.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Coolest museum ever!! The history of Big Nose George fascinated both me and my boys. We still talk about it!! The lady who was working was wonderful and so full of information and enthusiasm!! The kids did a cool scavenger hunt and got a prize...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 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 August 27, 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
1  Thank schmeryl46290
Reviewed July 23, 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 June 29, 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 March 11, 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 November 9, 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 September 20, 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 783elainem
Reviewed July 9, 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
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