Fodor's Expert Review Carbon County Museum

Rawlins Museum/Gallery
This expansive museum tells the history of Carbon County through stories, artifacts, and photos spread across several gallery spaces and a garage. Some notable collections focus on the history of women in the area, Native Americans, and the military. There's a hands-on space for kids, and for railroad buffs there's one of the largest exhibits of Union Pacific memorabilia and history in the state. Many people come to see the original Wyoming flag, as well as a much more gruesome historical memento: a pair of shoes crafted out of human skin; Dr. John Osborne made them from the body of outlaw Big Nose George Parrott, who was lynched here in 1881. Legend has it that Dr. Osborne wore those very shoes several years later to his inauguration as Wyoming’s governor.
Museum/Gallery Historical Family

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904 W. Walnut St.
Rawlins, Wyoming  82301, USA


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Rate Includes: Free, Closed Sun. and Mon.

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