Introduction to Rock Springs, Wyoming
Rock Springs History
Rock Springs is located in Sweetwater County, which was established in 1867. The city was the site of the Rock Springs Massacre, one of the worst race riots in American History, on September 2, 1885. Western Wyoming Community College was established in Rock Springs in the Fall of 1959 and was the fifth community college of Wyoming.
Rock Springs and nearby Attractions
- Plaza Mall Shopping Center
- Rock Springs Historical Museum
- Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
- Natural History Museum of Western Wyoming College
- Green River
Things To Do In Rock Springs
Local museums include the Rock Springs Historical Museum, the Natural History Museum of Western Wyoming College and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. The Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge provides several different recreational opportunities. The White Mountain Mall and the Plaza Mall Shopping Center are the local shopping centers.
Rock Springs Transportation
Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport is nearby.
Rock Springs Higher Education
Western Wyoming Community College is the local college. Others in the area include Mesa State College, the University of Utah and Utah State University.