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Things to do in Campbell County

Campbell County Convention & Visitors Bureau
1810 S. Douglas Hwy, Suite A
Gillette, WY 82718

There are more than 30 parks located throughout Gillette that provide a variety of outdoor activities. Many of these parks offer picnic area, playgrounds, restrooms, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, fishing Frisbee golf course and much more!
Give the Visitors Center a call at 307.686.0040 or call the Parks Division at 307.686.5275. There are also 2 parks in the town of Wright. Call 307.464.0198 for more information.

We’re only an ’hour to the tower’.
Gillette is only an hour to Devils Tower National Monument! Enjoy the nation’s first national monument. Devils Tower is most remembered for the award winning 1978 movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. An outstanding place to spend a day or two. See a real-life Prairie dog town, take a walk along any of the 7.4 miles of paths or simply tour the park from your car. Plenty of parking, a bookstore, and tons of education opportunities. A great place to spend the day with Family.

Powder River Symphony Orchestra
Gillette’s own orchestra plays several concerts throughout the year. For concert dates, visit www.prs.vcn.com.

Museums/ Exhibits

Science Center Adventurarium
A hands-on science center with hours open to the public (Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm and Friday from 9:30am to 1:00pm). It features insects, reptiles, a bubble machine, Spirograph, shadow machine, and much more. Open September to June. Call 307-686-3821 for more information. 525 West Lakeway Drive.

High Plains Energy Equipment Display
“Retired” equipment representing coal mining, railroad, gas and oil production on display on CAM-PLEX grounds (South Garner Lake Road and Windmill Drive). Equipment includes a train locomotive and a coal haul truck.

The Planetarium features a Spitz 512 star projector that accurately shows over 4000 stars on a 30 foot diameter dome. FREE public shows throughout the year (68 seats available), presented in stunning high definition 360 degree, full dome video and explosive surround sound and are an experience like nothing on Earth. Located at Sage Valley Junior High at 1000 West Lakeway Drive. Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated. Call 307-682-4307 for more details and a schedule.

Train Viewing Area
People can see coal trains that pass through Gillette. Trains are 115-140 cars long (1.5 miles); each car holds 120 tons of coal. Located on the North Side of Gillette Avenue. 1

The Rockpile Museum
Features the history of Campbell County and northeast Wyoming. Hands-on activities throughout the exhibits and coal mining videos. Located at 900 W 2nd Street. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 307-682-5723. FREE

Frontier Auto Museum- A car museum with a general store and lots of antiques. Including a 1911 Jail Cell. $5 for the museum, kids 7 and under free and adults over 80 are free. Located at 211 West 2nd street Gillette, 307-686-5667

Wright Centennial Museum
Remembers southern Campbell County, coal, oil, gas, and ranching. 104 Ranch Ct. in Wright. 307-464- 1222.

Theatre / Art

AVA Community Art Center
They offer a variety of classes, and have a wonderful gift shop from local artists. Located on the corner of 4-J and 2nd St. 307-682-9133

Avenues of Art
Tour around Gillette and see sculptures on display. Each summer, the art is changed to showcase new sculptures for the year. Brochures listing the location of the sculptures, names of artists and the cost of each piece are available at the Chamber of Commerce 307-682-3673, Gillette Visitor Center 307-686-0040 or City Hall 307-686-5203.

Heritage Center
Theatre seats 919; go to www.cam-plex.com for schedule of events or call 307-682-0552. Concerts, plays, ceremonies, conventions, and pageants.

Movie Theaters
Foothills Theater is a six-plex and is located at 650 N. US Highway 14-16, 307-682-6766.


CAM-PLEX Multi Events Center
This complex sits on 1,100 acres and regularly hosts events such as Rodeos, RV and Motorcycle Rallies, but also Art Exhibits, Ballet and Dance Productions, School Programs, Banquets, Equestrian Events, Trade Shows and much, much more. For schedule of events, visit www.cam-plex.com or call. 307-682- 0552.

Spirit Hall Ice Arena
Located in the east end of the Wyoming Center at the Cam-plex, 307-687-1555. This arena is a full NHL size rink that offers a larger area for recreational skating, figure skating and hockey games. Rental Skates are available for those who do not own skates.

Campbell County Recreation Center
A 190,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility, with a 42-foot climbing wall designed to resemble aspects of Devil’s Tower Monument, a six-lane lap pool, a three-meter diving platform, a zero-depth leisure pool including two water slides, a lazy river and many toy features. Three basketball courts, four racquetball courts, a six lane 200-meter track and five indoor tennis courts, an elevated walking track, kids zone used for baby-sitting, concessions, weight room, cardio area, three exercise rooms, two birthday party rooms, two tanning beds, training and locker rooms. It is a perfect place for the whole family. Day passes are available at reasonable rates. 250 W. Shoshone Avenue. To learn more, visit www.ccprd.com or call 307-682-7406 or 307-682-8527.

Wright Recreation Center - The facility is equipped with a four-lane swimming pool, gymnasium, weight room, locker rooms, cardio area, fitness room, racquetball courts, and offices. The site also has picnic areas, shelters, and two playgrounds that meet the needs for all ages of children. 225 Wright Blvd, Wright 307-464-0198

Shooting Ranges
Rocky Mountain Discount Sports offers a shooting range. 4706 S Douglas Hwy, 307-686-0221

The Range-Indoor shooting complex offers fourteen 25-yard shooting lanes, state of the art retrieval system. Gun rental available, offering a wide variety of weapons from handguns to AR's. They also carry full range of gear for everyone. They also offer many firearm classes offered. Located at 2103 North Hwy 14-16, Gillette, WY 82716. call them at 307-622-9006 or online at www.TheRange307.com or on Facebook.


Gillette Thunder Speedway
Catch a race while visiting Gillette. For a schedule ofraces and events visit them on Facebook at Gillette Thunder Speedway or online at gillettespeedway.com

Archery Range
Pronghorn Archery Club. 307-257-7509 Gillette Gun Club. 307-682-9984

Disc Golf
Cam-Plex Park 307-682-3013 Dalbey Memorial Park 307-686-1742.

Razor City Skate Land
885 Hannum Road, 307-682-3529. Parks in Wright 307- 464-0198.

Coal Mine Overlook
Contura Coal West Inc. has a drive-up overlook available at their Eagle Butte Mine. Drive north of Gillette on Hwy. 14/16 past the airport. Look for the sign and fenced-in overlook on the west side of the road. The site also features a haul truck tire, a bucket from a loader, and petrified wood. Open yearround, 24/7 and FREE of charge.

Gillette Downtown Walking Tours
Visitors can pick up a free copy of the downtown walking tour brochure at the Campbell County Convention & Visitors Bureau and learn the history of Gillette while enjoying some easy exercise. The self-guided tour is designed so visitors can stop and start at any location on Gillette Avenue at your own leisure. Downtown also offers unique small shops, coffee shops, locally-owned restaurants, city and county government offices, including the post office.
Travel Storys GPS-Historic Gillette Main street App that you can download Free to learn more about Gillette and its history.
Game and Fish, 307-682-4353 or 307-687-7157 Gillette Visitor Center, 307-686-0040
Durham Buffalo Ranch
You can tour the 55,000-acre Durham Buffalo Ranch, and see a herd that totals around 2,500 pure-bred American Bison. For information about booking tours. 686.0040
Wildlife Loop Tour
Two self-guided driving tours throughout Campbell County. The tours are designed to show local plants and wildlife along with some history and geology of the area.

Historic Mine Byway Driving Tour-Coming Soon
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