Coal is the new diamond
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill energy town. Sure, we’re good at mining (we’ll show you on one of our tours), but there is so much more happening in our quaint Wyoming town that you have to see to believe. Whether Campbell County is a stop along the way of your dream Western vacation that includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Devils Tower National Monument and Yellowstone National Park, or it’s your weekend getaway destination, we can’t wait to welcome you.
Gillette is becoming a foodie frontier and one of the premiere destinations for the pickiest palates. Don’t believe it? Here’s a sampler platter: wood-fired pizzas with raspberry jalapeño compote and ricotta cheese, bison steak raised right here in Wright, the region’s largest selection of fine wines or mead sipped straight from a horn. Our mines power the country but our local chefs and restauranteurs are what fuel our community. This is where you come to get a taste of the West, and the flavor of Gillette is the very best.
Just an hour’s drive from Devils Tower National Monument, Gillette is close to scenery with its famed rolling hills and open plains. Pronghorn and big game hunting across Campbell County is some of the nation’s best, and you can scout the area on one our Wildlife Loop Tours. There aren’t many ways to get more in touch with nature than touring our coal mines to learn about reclamation processes. Just outside city limits, the town of Wright is home to the Durham Bison Ranch where you’ll find that small towns are flourishing and remain a great place to visit.
Your journey out West is about exploration and discovery, so if you stick to the well-traveled paths, you’ll miss much of the adventure. Find where Gillette and Wright can take you.