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Rockpile Museum

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Address: 900 W 2nd St, Gillette, WY 82716-3405
Phone Number: +1 307-682-5723
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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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Great Museum in a small town

We were pleasantly surprised at how well this museum was curated. The lay out flowed smoothly, the exhibits ranged from guns, to fossils, to the history of The Rock Pile. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hall7454
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Casper, Wyoming

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to stop and learn some local history. The staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend stopping

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Thank Kary M
Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at how well this museum was curated. The lay out flowed smoothly, the exhibits ranged from guns, to fossils, to the history of The Rock Pile. The videos related to Thunder Basin and the cool mining business were very interesting and informative. They have thought of the kid with plenty of hands on activities. Admission is... More 

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Thank Hall7454
Sulphur, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was a very interesting museum and they had a variety of displays. From dinosaur bones to Indian arrowheads and tool to Guns. They also have a train caboose on display and a one room school house. It is very hands on so that is especially good for families with children.

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Thank Mohunch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I appreciated the hands on instructions as we signed in. It paved the way to having a more successful time with the kids knowing appropriate boundaries. There are several fun activities for the kids throughout the museum. A variety of different history is on display. The secondary 'garage' was really neat, as well as the train out front. Great for... More 

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Thank LilPhetes
Gillette, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A nice free museum for this size of town. Kids love the dress up section. The museum also host different activities throughout the year.

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1 Thank marybX6854LB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a very cool museum. Free of charge and lots of fun interesting stuff to check out. Hands on stuff was fun for the kids.

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Thank cheryl s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

love the hands on with my kids. it keeps them busy. Going back in time really helps with our history.

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Thank Willam E
Gillette, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

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

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1 Thank Dawn K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

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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 

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