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Rockpile Museum

900 West 2nd St., Gillette, WY 82716
(307)682-5723
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Gillette
Type: Museums
Owner description: This small museum serves as a local history center for Campbell County and northeast Wyoming. Open 9-5 Mon.thru Sat. Free. Minining videos here are... more » Owner description: This small museum serves as a local history center for Campbell County and northeast Wyoming. Open 9-5 Mon.thru Sat. Free. Minining videos here are interesting. 307-682-5723. Exhibits include regional artifacts, and this museum serves as a local history center for Campbell County and northeast Wyoming. « less
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The historians in Gillette have worked hard and it's paid off. This museum is worth the time to visit. Excellent illustrations of how Gillette was settled, and intriguing exhibits for all ages. Want to immerse yourself in Gillette's history? This is the place!

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Durango, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While visiting Gillette we had some extra time so we stopped in at this museum. It was full of interesting artifacts and displays including a superb rifle collection, fossils, a frontier kitchen, a sheep herder wagon, military mementos and poignant correspondence, a general store, and other period pieces. I was quite fascinated and even my teenager enjoyed it. Plus, it's... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped at the Rockpile because it was a convenient place on our way to Yellowstone. This museum has nothing to do with rocks other than the rock pile in front. It turned out to be a gem of a place... and it was free. The museum focuses on local history and has all sorts of western artifacts that adults... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I really like the organization of the Rockpile. It's got a great cross-section of local and regional history. The staff also offers interactive activities for kids - ask for the scavenger hunt!

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Greenville, SC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It could be confusing as there are many buildings composing this museum. As you enter the parking lot, the main building is on the left. It has that look so I just automatically started there. Exhibits are varied, none too big. I especially liked the energy exhibit and the old cars. I am less interested in the extensive arrowhead and... More

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The museum is nice for a history buff, but there was very little to interest the kids. The school house was closed when we went because they were actually teaching school in it. I was glad it was free because we were there less than half an hour.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This local free museum has lots of great hands on exhibits that will please many youngsters including ability to try on old time clothes.

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The museum has assembled a very good collection of artifacts and video to showcase their local history. Learn about the early local inhabitants. See how Strip Mining is done. See Sheep Herder wagons, chuck wagons and even an early homesteader cabin. Also has a very good colletion of firearms. The gift shop has some good books and some other good... More

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

When in Gillette take the time to spend a few hours at their museum. Very well done with alot of explanations of local happenings Great gun collection. Very educational movie on coal mining. Very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Very nice museum. Has very nice displays, sheep herder wagon, caboose, carriage, printing office, saloon. There is a television that has movies on coal mining and early history of Gillette. The admission is free. It is very well done.

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