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Rockpile Museum

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Address: 900 W 2nd St, Gillette, WY 82716-3405
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+1 307-682-5723

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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Nice museum, lots to see and learn. Shame that other museums who charge to get in are not as good as this one.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United States

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United States
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum, lots to see and learn. Shame that other museums who charge to get in are not as good as this one.

Thank kathybw00d
Genoa, IL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

1 Thank Dodie M
New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Starting at the entrance, we were be greeted by a local woman who obviously loves living in Gilette, Wyoming. She explained the layout which is beautifully planned. My favorite exhibits were the pioneer quilts with carefully written labels. The saddles and boots display also made me understand the skills required to make them. The sheep herder's wagon was also informative.... More 

1 Thank travelingrm
Gillette, Wyoming
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome look back on western history! My teenage girl loves this place. My grandfather homesteaded in Campbell County in 1920. I felt so connected to his life during our visit.

Thank wyqueenbee
Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Can't beat the price. Friendly knowledgeable staff. A little bit of everything from fossils to guns to mining.

Thank Joey G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It was a couple yrs. ago now, but really enjoyed the variety of the old west. From firearms to old covered wagons it was a nice place to visit.

Thank Stu B
Kim R, Manager at Rockpile Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Stu B. We hope to see you again soon. We are working hard to update our exhibits and have a full schedule of temporary and travelling displays. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

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... More 

2 Thank Greg S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

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. **

2 Thank Oliver S
Gillette, Wyoming
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

IS a very small place with very few things. I think they could do much better than that. The town needs a good museum.

1 Thank susanna547
Kim R, Manager at Rockpile Museum, responded to this review

Hello Susanna. Thank you for your visit to the Rockpile Museum and please don't hesitate to stop in, call, or write about what you would like to see and how we can improve. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Kasson, Minnesota
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

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.

2 Thank Jennifer K

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