Eagle Butte Coal Mine Tours

Eagle Butte Coal Mine

Witness colossal machines at work and gain firsthand insight into the energy industry on a tour of the Eagle Butte Coal Mine. Schedule a coal mine tour to learn how energy produced in Gillette trickles across the country, maybe even into your own hometown. You’ll see spectacular machines at work and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the energy industry in Wyoming’s economy. Perhaps most impressive and surprising to visitors is the extensive reclamation processes that are taken to restore the land to Wyoming’s purity.

Coal Mining in Wyoming

Campbell County is a 4,700 square-mile rectangle of primarily grasslands over extensive sub-bituminous coal deposits, some so close to the surface that early settlers could dig their own coal. Today, Wyoming accounts for around 41 percent of all US coal production. Still, the actual value of Campbell County coal is in its unusually low sulfur content, which results in reduced emissions and a cleaner form of energy.

Eagle Butte Coal Mine Tours

Tours are $10 per person (children four and under are free). The Gillette Visitors Center provides transportation, and the tour lasts around two hours, available Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Memorial Day through September. Book your tour today and become part of the story behind Wyoming’s energy legacy.

Call 307-686-0040

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