Hour long tours of the expansive, former, Wyoming State Penitentiary that operated from 1901-1981. A Museum, Gift Shop, and walking path are also available on site.
The original Wyoming State Penitentiary, now known as the Wyoming Frontier Prison, served the state for 80 years. A great many infamous characters passed through the hallways and cell blocks that comprise the expansive historic site. Guided tours, approximately 1 hour in duration, consist of 3 cell blocks, Kitchen, Cafeteria and Death House which includes both methods of execution used during the operation.
Several annual events are featured: The Pen to Pen Fun Run in June, Haunted Halloween Tours in October, and Christmas out of the Big House craft bazaar in December.
Open 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tours offered every hour on the half hour from 8:30am-4:30pm. The Museum is open 8am-5pm
Off season tours are available Monday-Thursday at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
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