Rockpile Museum

Rockpile Museum, Gillette: Hours, Address, Rockpile Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Rockpile Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History 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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Natalie P
1 contribution
See the life of the old wild west.
Nov 2021 • Couples
Love the history and feel of Wyoming the second you walk through the room. Staff is loving and kind, always willing to answer and questions.
Written November 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol B
Monterey, CA48 contributions
Nice to see but information limited
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pixie730
Eau Claire, WI14 contributions
This is a cute place to take my family. It has some really great history about the town and old guns. They were unique.
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a great place to take your family. It’s free too. There are slot of unique things about the town and a lot of guns to look at. The guns range from older to some newer ones.
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you so much for visiting the Rockpile Museum and bringing your family along. We are working hard to share the unique history of this region, so we hope you stop back again if you are in the area.
Written June 27, 2021
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Jamie G
3 contributions
Great way to spend an afternoon
Jul 2020
Super friendly staff and well-curated exhibits. This is a great stop for families and for visitors who are interested in local history.
Written May 20, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to give us such a kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the exhibits and hope you visit again soon to see the new ones we are working on. Safe travels!
Written June 27, 2021
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jennifer b
14 contributions
Interesting stop
Apr 2021 • Couples
Interesting place to stop, lots of local history. The admission is free and the place is very clean the lady at the desk was very nice.
Written April 21, 2021
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Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to give us a review. Our front desk volunteers are the best and we are so glad they made you feel at home. Please visit again soon!
Written June 27, 2021
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Elly H
1 contribution
FREE museum with a lot to offer
Jul 2020
This FREE museum is a gem! The exhibits cover local history, the energy industry, geology and so much more. It's a great place for visitors and locals to spend a few hours. The front desk staff was kind and helpful and the director is very knowledgeable and was never too busy to answer any questions we had. Thanks Rockpile Museum!
Written July 14, 2020
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Thank you very much for visiting and for your kind review. We hope you visit again very soon!
Written August 20, 2020
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Kim M
7 contributions
Fantastic family time
Oct 2019 • Family
If you are interested in learning about the history of the Gillette area this is the place to come. A big plus that it is free but so much to see and learn for the young and old. Kids can do hands on learning. Great display of old guns. Knowledge staff.
Written December 11, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind review. We love to have children and families come to visit and be able to get their hands on some history. It is by far the best way to learn. We hope to see you and your family again soon.
Written December 12, 2019
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Elmer F
10 contributions
Enjoyable place to stop
Jun 2019 • Family
Stopped in with two families. Lots for the kids to do. Lots of hands on. The kids really liked trying to send a message with Morse Code. If your near by make time for it.
Written November 16, 2019
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Thank you so much for stopping in with your family Elmer. We are trying to provide exhibits and hands-on activities that engage visitors of all ages, so we are glad to hear that the kids had a great experience. We hope you visit again soon. Thanks for the rating and review.
Written November 17, 2019
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Ellen K
Urbana21 contributions
History
Aug 2019
Free Museum, has everything from a gun collection to a covered wagon. They are adding things all the time, well worth the visit. Plan for a couple of hours at least.
Written November 1, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting Ellen and for taking the time to give us a review. We do have a little bit of everything as the history of this region is very diverse. Our goal is to update the exhibits here as much as possible, so thank you for noticing. We hope you visit again soon.
Written November 4, 2019
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Buick1_36758
Sycamore, IL140 contributions
Name refers to a landmark nearby
Aug 2019
The name of the museum derives from a natural feature nearby. The content of the museum is regional history. If you are in the area, it is worth stopping in and spending some time there.
Written October 12, 2019
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Thank you so much for stopping in to learn the history of Gillette, Campbell County, and the Powder River Basin. We appreciate your time and your kind review. Please come back soon.
Written October 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Rockpile Museum is open:
  • Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM