Top 3 Itineraries

Whatever You Like To Do, We’ve Got the Itinerary for You

We know most of our visitors are also visiting the big three attractions in our area – Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower and Yellowstone National Park – as Gillette lies directly on the main route (I-90) between Rushmore and Yellowstone, with Devils Tower only an hour’s drive away. But a one or two day stay in Gillette will compliment your national park trip in ways you will not be expecting – and will always remember. Here are three, two-day itineraries based on our culture, industry and history.

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1. Savor Culinary Delights in Gillette

Gillette has become a flourishing culinary destination for national park travelers as well as in- state and regional “weekenders” alike. The food and drink scene in Gillette belies its size (32,000 residents) and tough, coal mining history. Locally-sourced and hand-crafted rule the culinary community in Gillette. Stick to this itinerary and you will experience the essence of Wyoming’s newest foodie destination.

Day 1:

Assuming you will be arriving around noon, get things started with lunch at Pizza Carrello. This wood-fired pizza joint has been awarded “Best Pizza in Wyoming” by time.com, Money Magazine and most recently by Yelp. This is seriously great pizza created with as much locally- sourced ingredients as possible, except when they are having authentic Italian cheeses and meats shipped in. Pizza Carrello also serves local craft beer from Big Lost Brewery. After lunch, take a Self-Guided Downtown Walking Tour of Gillette. Stop by the Visit Gillette Visitor Center for tour details. Stop in any of the unique shops along the way and pick up some Gillette memorabilia.Your walk will make you thirsty. Thirstiness means it’s time to get your pillage on! Enjoy a mead cocktails at Big Lost Meadery. It’s Wyoming’s first meadery, serving the honey- based alcohol preferred by the Norse gods. And they even serve up their mead in actual steer horns. After a horn of mead, enjoy dinner at Prime Rib Restaurant & Wine Cellar, one of Gillette’s longest-tenured independent restaurants and home to Wyoming largest wine cellar – by far. As the name implies, Prime Rib Restaurant & Wine Cellar specializes in the highest quality prime rib and locally-raised buffalo steak, paired with the perfect wines. Be sure to order the chorizo-filled, bacon-wrapped dates for your appetizer. It is to die for. The evening activities are up to you based on your interests. Check the Event Calendar to see what is going on when you are here, or choose from our many year-round activities.


Day 2:

Get up early and fuel up with breakfast at Main Bagel Co. Then jump on a shuttle at the Visitor Center to tour the Durham Buffalo Ranch or a local coal mine. After the tour, treat yourselves to lunch at The Coop, specializing in South American cuisine. Spend the afternoon in Gillette. Choose from a workout or leisurely swim at the Campbell County Recreation Center, Golf at one of pour two gold courses or take a museum tour and visit the Rockpile Museum, campbell County’s historical museum, the Frontier Auto Museum with vintage cars, signs and general antiques or the Wright Centennial Museum in Wright. Enjoy dinner and drinks at Gillette Brewing Co. & Gone Postal Pizzeria. Evening activities based on interests or events.

2. The Energy & Ag Experience

Day 1:

Energy Day – Start the day with breakfast at K’s Coffee & Deli. Then, take a Coal Mine Tour to one of our area’s open pit coal mines – some of the largest in the world. After marveling at the mining and reclamation operation, grab lunch at The Coop, specializing in South American cuisine. After lunch, take a self-guided Historic Walking Tour and/or do some shopping. After working up a righteous thirst, savor mead cocktails or craft beer at Big Lost Meadery on Gillette Avenue downtown. After you get your pillage on, head over to dinner at Pizza Carrello for their wood-fired pizza that has been awarded “Best Pizza in Wyoming” by time.com, Money Magazine and most recently by Yelp. Evening activities based on interests or events – see Event Calendar. – see Event Calendar.

Day 2:

Ag Day – Start with a homemade breakfast at Jazzy’s Coffee House. The head toward Wright and tour the Durham Buffalo Ranch, one of the longest-running and largest buffalo ranches in the world. Enjoy lunch at Open Range Restaurant in Wright. Since you’re in Wright, visit the Wright Centennial Museum after lunch where you will see the story of the Powder River Basin. Return to Gillette for dinner and drinks at Gillette Brewing Co. & Gone Postal Pizzeria or The Prime Rib Restaurant & Wine Cellar. Evening activities based on interests or events.

3. The History Experience

Day 1:

Enjoy a leisurely morning, or, if just arriving in town, enjoy lunch at any of the numerous food trucks in Gillette. From authentic mexican and South American to BBQ, the food truck scene in Gillette belies its size. You will find one you will love. Then, take the self-guided Wildlife and Natural History Loop Driving Tour. Info can be obtained at the Visitor Center. If there is time, drive south to Wright and spend some time at the Wright Centennial Museum, one of Campbell County’s historical museums. After getting back to Gillette, experience mead cocktails or craft beer at Big Lost Meadery, Wyoming’s first meadery. Make reservations for dinner at Prime Rib Restaurant & Wine Cellar with high quality beef, locally-raised bison steaks and the largest wine cellar in Wyoming. Evening activities based on interests or events.

Day 2:

Rise and shine for breakfast at The Local Restaurant. Then it’s time for a visit to the Rockpile Museum, Gillette and Campbell County’s historical museum. The Rockpile tells the story of the Powder River Basin, from early settlers to modern mining technology. Lunch is at The Coop because it is basically right next door to the Rockpile – and because it is super delicious. Enjoy South American cuisine in a restored gas station. Then, head across the street to Frontier Auto Museum & Frontier Relics. This is the private collection of the Wandler family who have spent their lives collecting and restoring vintage cars, wagons, signs and so much more. The attached antique store (Frontier Relics) buys, sells and trades antiques. For dinner, choose between pizza or . . . pizza. Pizza and craft beer at Gillette Brewing Co. & Gone Postal Pizzeria OR Pizza Carrello. Evening activities based on interests or events.