Carbon County Museum opened in 1940 in one room of the county courthouse. Since then the museum and its collection have grown to include over 30,000 artifacts housed in a former Church. Rotating exhibits highlight regional and local history, including personalities, western industries, and sensational events unique to the county. Displays feature “Big Nose” George Parrott (a bandit who became a pair of shoes), an original Wyoming State flag, restored vehicles, ranching, the railroad, geology and natural history collections. The museum also opened a new permanent American Indian exhibit, ADAPTATION, in 2012.
One of 10 museums in the county, Carbon County Museum is the only to be open year round. Community events and educational opportunities for learners of all ages and origins are offered on a regular basis.
Summer Hours (May 1-Sept. 30): Tuesday-Friday 10am-6 pm, Saturday 1-5
Winter Hours (Oct. 1-April 30): Tuesday-Saturday 1-5 pm
904 West Walnut Street, Rawlins, WY 82301