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Address: 900 W 2nd St, Gillette, WY 82716-3405
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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 place!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
wyqueenbee
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Gillette, Wyoming
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Gillette, Wyoming
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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. **

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Gillette, Wyoming
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Kingsburg, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My daughter was here two weeks before with 5 yr old. They loved it. I was impressed with the categories on display. THey had Archaelogy, Geology, WW2, early settlers, Plains Indians, Guns, Bow & Arrow, Arrowheads, Wild West Days, Taxidermy, Coal Mining, Sheepherding, Cowboying, Saddles, Railroad, Farming,Theater, Fossils, Homesteaders and more. We didn't even get to the other barns outside.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

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... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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.... More 

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