Rock Springs Named One of America’s 25 Cutest Main Streets

In a press release to Wyo4News from the Rock Springs Main Street/ Urban Renewal Agency (URA), it was announced that Rock Springs was recently named to a list of the America’s 25 Cutest Main Streets in Small(er) Towns by Fodor’s Travel.


While not a sequential listing, Rock Springs appears at number 16.  The website says, “It may have been rough and tumble in the olden days, but this Wild West town has changed its ways. Two restored buildings led the way for Main Street’s comeback: The century-old Freight Station, now the visitor center; and 1948 Broadway Theater, an intimate space that draws thousands of people for live performances. In between, mom-and-pop shops, indie boutiques, and gift shops offer superior shopping. Among favorite festivals, Rods & Rails Car Show brings hundreds of classic cars all along the street.”

They further offer and insider tip, “Be sure to check out the Art Underground Gallery, in the pedestrian underpass connecting South Main to North Main. Artists have taken over, adding color and creativity to the downtown area. It underwent a reinvention this spring with all new art.”

According the Rock Springs Main Street/URA manager Chad Banks, the attention Rock Springs is garnering is appreciated.  “It’s nice to be recognized for the great community we are,” he said.  “Fodors is the fifth or sixth national organization to recognize Rock Springs and we couldn’t agree more,” Banks added.

To view the article, visit: says “America’s main streets are staging a comeback. Not so long ago, Main Streets everywhere were being boarded up, caving into the fight against big business and shopping malls. Well, that’s all changing, as concerned citizens and historical groups are spearheading movements to renovate buildings, beautify streetscapes, revive local economies, and bring 21st-century verve into main drags across the nation. Here are some of the best — both the darlings and some unexpected surprises.”

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