Hanna means mining to people in Carbon County. A quick drive-through will show you an unbelievably huge drag line operation for coal mining that backdrops the town. If you stop, pay your respects at the Miner's Monument, which commemorates the loss of life in a 1903 cave-in. Hanna also has on display, the Union Pacific Railroad Snowplow. In the early days, this snowplow was used to clear the tracks during high snow conditions. Hanna also has a great recreation center. This modern facility boasts a full size gym, racquetball courts, and an indoor swimming pool.
The Hanna Museum which is located in the old Community Hall building, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Originally constructed as a saloon in 1890, the hall has served many purposes in the Union Pacific Coal Company Town. Sharin the Front Street site is The Miner’s Cottage, a restored exemplary Two Town House. The Hanna Basin Museum is an active participant in the Carbon Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Project. The Museum houses the Carbon archive, resources revealing life and death in the first coal camp (1868-1902) along the original line of the Union Pacific Railroad.
Miners Memorial Visit the Miners memorial in Hanna. The slate slab lists the names of over 100 coal miners killed in a mine explosion in Hanna. Visit the Hanna Museum for more historical information about this terrible tragedy.
Hanna Cemetery A great piece of Hanna history. Wooden headstones stand in the cemetery with faded inscriptions many of which are impossible to read. There are many graves simply marked "unknown miner". Come and reflect upon our past.
Nearby Sinclair Golf Course Fully equipped pro shop, pitching and putting green, driving range. Each at the Riverside Grille and Bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 307-324-7767
Hanna Recreation Center Swimming, basketball, tennis, indoor gymnasium, weight room, indoor golf and cardiovascular equipment. 307-325-9603
Seminoe State Park Great fishing, room for motor boats on the Seminoe Reservoir and Wyoming wildlife is at its finest in and near Seminoe State Park. Patient visitors will be rewarded with a variety of creatures passing by: big horn sheep, elk, moose, mule deer, antelope, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, raccoon, skunk, jack rabbit and cottontail rabbit. Bird watchers may glimpse the American or Bald Eagle plus several types of waterfowl. Bring your binoculars, sit back and enjoy!
Horseback Riding, Guest Ranches, Fishing & Hunting in Hanna
Wooden Rifle Ranch and Outfitters The Wooden Rifle Ranch is an operating cattle and hay ranch nestled at the base of the Pedro Mountains. Its boundaries encompass over 32,000 acres of Wyoming's finest hunting and fishing grounds. The Wooden Rifle has also secured other hunting properties, giving you over 100,000 acres of prime hunting ground. 307-325-6491