Wyoming Frontier Prison - Rawlins

Oct 31, 2012

“The eighty year history of Wyoming’s first state penitentiary, now known as the Wyoming Frontier Prison, is as colorful and elaborate as the plot of a classic western movie. The cornerstone of the prison was laid in 1888, but due to funding issues and Wyoming’s notorious weather, the doors wouldn’t open for thirteen years. In December of 1901, the prison opened and consisted of only 104 cells (Cell Block A), no electricity or running water, and very inadequate heating.”

Courtesy of http://www.wyomingfrontierprison.org/pages/history.html

For a bit more history on the Wyoming Frontier Prison, visit this site.

Wyoming Frontier Prison Halloween Tours!

The Wyoming Frontier Prison offers annual Halloween Tours this year, with a trek around the historic grounds.

Reservations required. Call 307.324.4422.

This tour is not recommended for anyone under the age of 12.

500 West Walnut 

Rawlins, WY