Top Things To Do

Check out some of the best things to do around town.

When you stay in Gillette, you are not at a loss for things to do. Immerse yourself in local culture with family-friendly activities, tours and museums, hunting trips, and our historical downtown.

Downtown Gillette Wyoming

Top Area Attractions

  • Devil’s Tower Standing 867 feet from summit to base, this astounding geologic feature is a world-wide attraction. The Northern Plains Indians and indigenous people consider it sacred. Explore, hike, visit the park store, and discover all this place as to offer. The kids can even become Junior Park Rangers!
  • Durham Bison Ranch Snap photos while you tour one of the world’s largest and oldest working bison ranches at the Durham Ranch. It’s open from June through early Fall to see the over 3,000 spectacular beasts.
  • Eagle Butte Coal Mine – As the Energy Capital of the Nation, our coal mines account for more than 13 percent of the U.S. domestic electric power generation. Right here in Gillette, you can arrange a tour to see one of our coal mines.
  • Historic Downtown Gillette does downtown differently – like we do everything else. Picture small town Americana but with a flair for the wild. Of course, there’s the dining, shopping, drinks, etc you expect from downtowns, but Gillette Main Street is infused with our signature energy. Downtown Gillette captures the spirit of Campbell County across just a few powerful blocks.
  • Rockpile Museum Discover the fascinating history of Campbell County and northeast Wyoming and learn the story of the Powder River Basin. The Campbell County Rockpile Museum collects, preserves and interprets local and regional history with an emphasis on the culture and people of Campbell County, Wyoming. Permanent and changing exhibitions along with educational programming, performances, and events provide insight into the interesting past and present of the area.
  • Frontier Relics & Auto Museum Inside you’ll find room after room, floor to ceiling of fascinating examples of a time that once was. Classic cars, Neon signs, porcelain signs, gas pumps, and oil & gas memorabilia. All in remarkable condition, our 13,000 square foot museum features two separate vintage towns. Each room uniquely displayed in the style of such buildings found in the 1900s-1950s and decorated with artifacts. Also featured is an indoor “drive-in theater” that displays classic movies and commercials you and your family can sit and watch during your visit, a mining room with a model railway, a soda fountain/pharmacy that you can sit in and enjoy ice cream, pinball machines, and classic music. Don’t forget to stop in our Relic’s store on the way out to take home a piece of history!
  • Wright Centennial Museum The Wright Centennial Museum, in Wright, provides a unique opportunity to witness Wyoming history spanning from the homestead era to the beginning steps of Wyoming becoming the nation’s Energy Capital! A dedicated group of volunteers has compiled an impressive collection laced with local legends and lore. From the kitchen and cookstove of pioneer women to the cowboy’s kitchen on the range, the chuckwagon, the museum delivers an interactive opportunity to visualize the stories of Wright and the Bighorn Basin. A knowledgeable team is on hand to answer questions and loves to share the fun tales that accompany many of the museum pieces.

Eat Like A Local

  • Frida’s House Mexican FoodFrida’s makes their plates with fresh ingredients, high-quality spices, and a passion for providing fantastic food to its clients. With fourteen years of experience, they are well known for their great service and friendly staff.
  • Humphrey’s Bar & Grill– A collegial sports bar, the menu is huge with tasty sandwiches, steaks, soups, red or green chili, salads, burgers, chicken, pasta, Southern comfort food, and more.
  • Lula Belle’s CaféOpen since 1964, sisters Laurie and Jolene feature a wide variety of home cooking. Their handmade chicken fried steak, fresh (never frozen) hamburgers, and fresh-cut fries are a local favorite. Don’t pass up the famous homemade pies, dinner rolls, and famous Caramel Rolls.
  • Pizza Carrello– We’ve all eaten pizza, but you haven’t had pizza until you’ve visited Pizza Carrello’s. Also on the menu are appetizers, pitas, rice bowls, 20+ pizza options, and salads (our favorite is the Crazy Woman Steak Salad).
  • Railyard Bar & Grille – At The Railyard, you can expect tender beef steaks, delicious seafood, savory pasta, and a traditional American menu; perfect for the whole family
  • Ranch & Roost – Gillette’s spot for seriously elevated grub! Beef is ground daily in-house for their delicious smash burgers, hand-cut fries, and southern-style fried chicken sandwiches and tenders.
  • The Coop – What happens when Costa Rican, Mexican and American food come together in a rotisserie chicken restaurant? Well, once the love and friendship is added in, you get one of the most unique and original eating establishments in Wyoming.
  • The Main BagelBreakfast, lunch, and daily coffee specials, The Main Bagel offers bagel sandwiches, croissants, and wraps. Our favorite lunch is the Ba-gizza (pizza on a bagel). They also have gluten-free options!
  • The Prime Rib Restaurant & Wine Cellar – Classic steakhouse menu plus a martini bar and a vast wine collection in a refined yet relaxed setting. If you’re searching for an upscale dining experience, look no further.
  • Wyoming Rib & Chop House – Enjoy premium steaks, fresh seafood, and award-winning baby back ribs in a relaxed atmosphere. The Wyoming Rib & Chop House is known for its “Rocky Mountain Hospitality.”

Top Events

Top Things To Do
  • Pathfinder camporee – The International Pathfinder Camporee is coming to Gillette in 2024. Held every 5 years, 55,000 Pathrinders from over 100 countries come together to play, share, learn, and worship together.
  • Cam-Plex – The Cowboy State’s premier multi-use facility, the Cam-Plex is host to public performances, sporting events, and all larger community events. With state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology, and hard-working staff they offer 400,000 square feet of dynamic and adaptive indoor space and 1,110 acres of outdoor space including 1,730 RV sites. The Cam-Plex is uniquely positioned to offer top-notch meeting, conference, and convention make your event memorable and productive.

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