Introduction to Rawlins, Wyoming
Rawlins was founded by Civil War General John A. Rawlins in 1882. It was incorporated in 1886. Oil was the main industry of Rawlins throughout much of its early history. The Wyoming State Penitentiary was established in the city in 1982. Rawlins is the county seat of Carbon County, which was organized in 1868.
Rawlins and nearby Attractions
- Highlands Estate Shopping Center
- Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum
- Carbon County Museum
- Ferris Mountains Wilderness Study Area
- Seminoe State Park
- Fort Steele State Historic Site
Things To Do In Rawlins
Local museums include the Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum and the Carbon County Museum. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Rochelle Ranch Golf Course, while Rodeo Park is also a popular local recreational destination. The city hosts the Carbon County Fair every August.
Natrona County International is the nearest major airport.
Rawlins Higher Education
The University of Wyoming, Colorado State University and Casper College are all accessible from Rawlins.