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In the midst of Southwest Wyoming's high desert, you'll find two vibrant and bustling towns rich with history and opportunities for recreation. Visitors to Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming will discover lively downtowns boasting an evolving art scene, unique dining options and local markets. Start exploring downtown Rock Springs and Green River by visiting some of these top spots:
Visit the Community Fine Arts Center (CFAC) in downtown Rock Springs to see a large collection of 20th century and contemporary American art as well as rotating displays by local and regional artists. In addition, the center offers several performances and classes throughout the year. The gallery is free to the public as part of the county library system and a local artists' gift shop helps support an annual scholarship for a high school senior. Come in for the view! Visitors can schedule individual or group tours free of charge.
Find it: 400 C Street, Rock Springs, WY 82901
Books line the wall from floor to ceiling at this one-of-a-kind bar in downtown Rock Springs. Sidekicks Wine & Book Bar features a selection of wine from Jackson Hole Winery along with charcuterie boards, desserts, coffee, and tea. This modern space also hosts various events from book signings to comedy performances.
Find it: 507 Broadway Street, Rock Springs, WY 82901
On the corner of Elk and North Front Streets, visitors will stumble upon "Pronghorn," a painted mural by Dan Toro. The Rock Springs mural depicts wildlife from Wyoming's diverse landscape including a coyote, snake, rabbit, and bird.
Find it: Corner of Elk and North Front Streets, Rock Springs, WY 82901
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From July through September, Rock Springs' Main Street comes alive for the weekly farmer's market. The Main Street Market hosts a variety of local and regional vendors selling fresh produce, artisan goods, and homemade crafts every Thursday evening from 4PM to 7PM. Admission to the market is free.
Find it: South Main Street, Rock Springs, WY 82901
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Enjoy a signature latte or Italian soda at Coal Train Coffee Depot . This welcoming coffee shop and bakery serves homemade breakfast burritos, crepes, pastries and more.
Find it: 98 N 1st St E, Green River, WY 82935
Inspired by the history of Green River, the "Spirit of the Wild" mural, painted by KEY DETAIL, features wild horses, a railroad and the namesake river. This vibrant mural was completed in 2018 and brings a burst of color to downtown Green River.
Find it: On the side of the CenturyLink building on Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, WY 82935
Step into Southwest Wyoming's past at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River. Visitors can learn about American Indians, pioneers and other historical figures throughout numerous exhibits. The museum is located in a historic post office building dating back to 1931.
Find it: 3 East Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, WY 82935