Rockpile Museum
Rockpile Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Collect. Preserve. Educate. The Campbell County Rockpile Museum tells the story of the Powder River Basin. Rockpile Museum exhibits feature collections of fossils, Native American artifacts, rifles, saddles, horse-drawn vehicles, and other ranching, homesteading, and energy industry equipment. Hands-on activities throughout the exhibits make for a fun and informative experience for your group of any size or age. Admission Fees: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $8 for groups of 5 or more, $5 for students. Children under 5, active duty military and families, and veterans and spouse are FREE. Special ticket for Rockpile Museum and Frontier Auto is $15. The museum has a full schedule of temporary exhibits and educational programming each year. There is something for everyone at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum. Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Carol B
Monterey, CA65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Very old museum, you could read all, movie was interesting but no one really could answer any questions. The visitor center has a mine tour we noted on the door when leaving, if we had been told of that when purchasing the ticket we would have done that . Call the visitor center
Written July 22, 2021
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Thank you for visiting Carol. We are so very sorry that no one was available to answer your questions. We do depend on a lot of volunteers and students to help with our reception desk and they should have notified staff if they were unable to answer your questions. We hope you visit again soon and please do not hesitate to call with any questions you have.
Written September 4, 2021
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Big S
Toledo195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
We stopped here to stretch our legs and ended up really enjoying this museum. It has nothing to do with rocks, but rather focuses on local and regional history. They have a lot of artifacts and displays that give a good picture of life in early Wyoming. Worth a stop.
Written January 1, 2013
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AnuradhaKhanna
Toronto, Canada45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The Rockpile Museum is a wonderful little place. It’s a storehouse of knowledge and information for all ages. There is no admission fees and you can spend up to 2-3 hours here. The staff is super friendly and they offer assistance with everything.
Written August 7, 2018
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Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. Come back again soon as we are working hard to update and change our exhibits. Safe travels!
Written August 10, 2018
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peachtree287
Douglas, WY191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Business
We stopped by the museum to take a few pictures for our next book, covering N.E. Wyoming - and ended up spending a couple of hours looking around at the incredible assortment of displays - full of historic items & information!! The place is amazing!!
Written September 4, 2017
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Thank you so much for visiting on your journey around northeast Wyoming and thanks for the great review. Please let us know if we can help with your book research in any way and stop back soon!!!
Written September 6, 2017
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Dodie M
Sycamore, IL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
The Rockpile Museum is absolutely worth making time for in your visit to or through Gillette. Meticulously presented, the exhibits are visually engaging as well as informative. They cover a remarkable range of interests, from an extraordinary rifle collection to Triceratops fossils to coal-mining videos to displays of life as it was in years past. In each area, there are hands-on activities for kids, making this a worthwhile family experience. And it's free!! Museum volunteers and staff are welcoming and available for questions. I spent a couple hours there on my own initially and then returned the next day with out-of-town friends!
Written April 25, 2017
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Greg119S
67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Was not expecting much...but what a surprise. All for FREE admission, they do have a jar for donations. This is a lot larger than expected. They had a nice gun display, the history of Gillette, videos on coal mining, chuck wagons, saddles, and much more. In a separate building they had a couple of old cars, typesetting section, an old home and a few other things. The have a caboose outside you can walk in and two 1 room school buildings. Definitely something to check out if heading this way. Give yourself a good 2 hours to check out everything much more if you want to read alot.
Written October 8, 2016
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Oliver S
New York City, NY11,338 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Business
It's free. But you get much more than you paid for. A great gun collection, a backyard full with old agricultural equipment and carriages, several historical buildings, a special exhibit of “Gillette's first 25 years”, and more and more. Read the story of Gillette's Bermuda Triangle... Well worth your time if history is your thing.
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Written September 15, 2016
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Jennifer K
Kasson, MN147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
We stayed in Gillette a lot longer than we had planned so got to experience the museum. We were able to spend a couple of hours here with no problem. We enjoyed reading the history of the area and viewing the artifacts.
Written August 26, 2016
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Dan S
Boston, MA78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
The collection itself is one of these "community attics," obviously the result of local people giving old things to the museum. Doctors' instruments, geological "cannonball concretions," a (complete) old one-room schoolhouse, old farm machinery, a railway car, a giant bellows.

I doesn't _sound_ wonderful, but the _presentation_ is beautifully done: thoughtful, creative, and done with children in mind. (We didn't have the grandkids with us but I'm certain they'd like it). We spent a couple of hours there and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. My wife and I each liked different things. Old farm machinery doesn't do a thing for me, but I liked the things inside the railroad car.

The price is right (free), which means that if you don't like it, you don't have to stay a minute longer than you want to.
Written August 19, 2016
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COGuest
Colorado615 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Business
Stopped in here between appointments. Free parking in lot. Free admission. Sort of hodge-podge of exhibits about the area. Looks like it was likely volunteer-run. Gave me a good idea of the history of the area, and how the boom and bust cycles have gone. Best part was the video exhibit of the early settlers. Sat down and watched this. It could use some audio, true, but it was still sort of interesting.
Written August 13, 2016
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