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Rockpile Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I learned so much about the early mining days, The films are great showing how the industry... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kimberly S
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Manhattan, Illinois
Free museum , local history , mining

This is a fairly small community history museum but well worth the stop. Be sure to watch the... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2019
Glenda R
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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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...more
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900 W 2nd St, Gillette, WY 82716-3405
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned so much about the early mining days, The films are great showing how the industry evolved. The museum is very organized and great to visit. The staff was very pleasant and answered any questions we had. For a small town, it was worth...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kimberly S
rockpilemuseum, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for stopping into our museum and sharing your experience with others Kimberly. We are so grateful that you chose us. Our mining films are very informational and beyond an actual tour give a great idea of how the industry works in...More

Reviewed July 27, 2019

This is a fairly small community history museum but well worth the stop. Be sure to watch the mining films....they are short but very interesting. Also don't overlook the exhibits outside in the "pole barn" building. The staff members were all very knowledgable and helpful.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Glenda R
rockpilemuseum, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thank you so very much for visiting Glenda and for your kind review. We are working hard to grow and expand our exhibits and programs so that we can tell more of the interesting history of the Powder River Basin. We hope that you will...More

Reviewed June 30, 2019

This place had many interesting things to look at from the past. We usually go to many museums, and this was one of the best!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Erin S
rockpilemuseum, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting Erin and for your kind review. Please come back soon as we are constantly updating and expanding our exhibits.

Reviewed June 28, 2019

this is a fantastic museum to put on your list when you are in wyoming!!! it is a hidden gem !!! all the displays are fantastic!! it is like walking back in time !! the employee's are so helpful and kind !! guess what folks?...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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rockpilemuseum, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you for visiting VanCamper64. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you make it back again soon.

Reviewed May 28, 2019

I am a bit of a rock hound so I thought this would be an interesting place. It was interesting, but not because of rocks! Brought history to life through the life stories of people from the area. Appreciate history being shared through the humanities....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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rockpilemuseum, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Thank you very much for visiting and for your kind response. Our name can be confusing, so we hope that rock hounds like yourself will not be too disappointed in our exhibits. We have something for everyone. We also hope to have a new geology...More

Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

If you are interested in history of these small towns this is a great stop. The man working there was very nice. The place was big and set up well. There was a lot to learn about the history of this town and also the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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rockpilemuseum, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thank you very much for visiting Susan and for taking the time to give us a review. We continue to update and expand our exhibits and hope you will come back and see us again soon. Safe travels!

Reviewed February 12, 2019

These folks do a fantastic job bringing our local history to town. They have really neat kids programs and informative adult programs. I've never been disappointed. They support the community and do outreach in a number of ways: chili cook off, valentine's chocolate tasting for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Robert H, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you Landi for taking the time to review the Rockpile Museum. We couldn't achieve any of this without our fantastic volunteers with the Rockpile Museum Association. Please come back and see us soon.

Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

The whole family went on a very snowy day. The docent was extremely friendly and helpful. The museum is well organized and covers many different aspects of local history. The displays aren’t exactly Smithsonian quality, but are clear, and well researched. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Robert H, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

Thank you for visiting Sean and for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate your kind words and we hope you visit again the next time you are in Gillette. There should be many new exhibits for you to see. Have a...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

I visited the museum this past summer and was impressed with the exhibits. Anyone would find something of interest. It represents our Western heritage. I recommend for anyone traveling through Gillette, WY

Date of experience: August 2018
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Robert H, Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you so very much for visiting the Rockpile Museum and for your kind review. Please stop by next time you are in the area and see the great work the staff here is doing.

Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

I thought the museum would have a major focus on mining, but it has so much more about life in the area. Some fascinating information about the local coal mines - take a look at the Black Thunder video. I particularly liked the old “shop”...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Robert H, Museum Director at Rockpile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind review. We love having diverse exhibits and stories for everyone to learn and enjoy. Please come again soon as we keep updating exhibits each and every year.

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