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Address: 900 West 2nd St, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone Number: +1 307-682-5723
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Description: The Campbell County Rockpile Museum serves as the local history center for...
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum serves as the local history center for the residents of and visitors to Campbell County with the mission of collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Campbell County and northeast Wyoming. Exhibits boast a variety of topics, including archaic arrowheads, Winchester rifles and carbines, coal mining, homesteading and ranching, and leather-working. There are also several hands-on stations to provide kids with a fun learning experience. Open 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Free.
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Nice relatively small museum.. Interesting displays but needed some freshening up. Many interactive displays for kids. The lady in charge when we got there was not very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice relatively small museum.. Interesting displays but needed some freshening up. Many interactive displays for kids. The lady in charge when we got there was not very informative of outside & second building or schoolhouses. & was flustered because she handled gift area purchases as well. Unfortunately, when our group of 4 were there there was a family also visiting.... More 

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Coram, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Somewhat fun little stop...not too impressive. Couldnt expect too much, Gillette is a small town. I was fun to learn about the mining history.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We couldn't believe such a nice museum is free! Lots of things for both my husband & me to enjoy. Huge collection of rifles, barbed wire, a couple of mint-quality vehicles, shepherds' wagons, early-day washing machines & furniture, examples of how saddle leather is tooled, excellent videos on coal mining procedures, & 2 actual little school houses. There were many... More 

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not bad at all for a free museum. They even have some fossils and a gun collection to keep any veteran entertained.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I didn't expect much when we stopped at this place, but this museum offered more than other museums I had to pay entry fee. Nice collection of riffles, western stuff, printing equipment and more. When you're in Gillette, do the stop!

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Santee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is not a lot to do in Gillette. I found this on Tripadvisor and figured we would take a look. It's a museum with a lot of different stuff. We spent an hour wandering around. They have some things for kids to play with; there are dinosaur bones, and cultural and historical artifacts. If you are looking to kill... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My grandson liked it a lot. Lots of early western stuff. They have a classic sheep wagon that is the only one left in the country. The kid liked the old cash register and all the branding irons. He liked every thing, especially the old train which he pretended to drive until I couldn’t stay anylonger.

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Salina, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I loved the Rock Pile Museum and I honestly can not say anything I did not like about it. My favorite is the old carriages and reading about the history of Gillette. We also visited the children's memorial garden which was sad but beautiful.

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Cody
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice museum with local history. Interesting artifacts and coal information. Lots of hands on activities for kids, and you can't beat free!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I learned a little more of local families that had homesteaded.Many displays of collections of guns,spurs,ranching tools.A Shepard's wagon on display fashioned after the gypsy wagons of Europe unchanged for centuries.

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