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Address: 900 West 2nd St, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone Number: +1 307-682-5723
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The Campbell County Rockpile Museum serves as the local history center...

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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Pretty nice especially because of information about area

Free free free. Informative and I especially enjoyed the saddle room. Pretty intricate tooling of leather. I also enjoy fossils and especially dinosaur bones. tooling

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Dawn K
Gillette, Wyoming
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Gillette, Wyoming
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Free free free. Informative and I especially enjoyed the saddle room. Pretty intricate tooling of leather. I also enjoy fossils and especially dinosaur bones. tooling

1 Thank Dawn K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It is a rock pile museum. Now in fairness it is a local history museum and as such it msy not trsnslate for non residents put hey they are trying.

1 Thank bfleb433
venice, florida
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

great little museum. would have been much much better had a busload of screaming kids not unloaded right after we arrived. little was done to control the young explorers. we left before seeing everything because of the noise.

Thank Sheri K
Kim R, Museum Technician at Rockpile Museum, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review the Rockpile Museum. While we encourage children to explore and enjoy their visit while they learn about the history of the area, we do apologize for the noise level during your time with us. We hope that you will visit us again in the future so you can thoroughly enjoy... More 

Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Dianne P
Coram, Montana
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Amanda S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

1 Thank Rhonda M
Cambridge, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank Carrie N
Zurich, Switzerland
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20 attraction reviews
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!

Thank Cmon83
Santee, California
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65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Thank Cassandra C
Gillette, Wyoming
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank DianeScalzo

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