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Rockpile Museum

900 West 2nd St., Gillette, WY 82716
(307)682-5723
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Ranked #2 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...
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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 interesting. 307-682-5723. Exhibits include regional artifacts, and this museum serves as a local history center for Campbell County and northeast Wyoming.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I took out of town visitors to the Rockpile museum for something to do but I was so impressed with the history, the displays and the stories that I can't wait to return and spent more time! Naincie Davenport

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Jackson, Wyoming
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visited the open pit coal mine overlook near the airport...then went to the museum and saw a short film which explained what we saw. Interesting collection of older rifles and various items used on Wyoming ranches down through the years. Also memorabilia re the oil industry in the area . All in all, a worthwhile 45 minute visit!

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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30 reviews 30 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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