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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 areas, playgrounds, restrooms, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, fishing, Frisbee golf courses 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 from 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 educational opportunities. A great place to spend the day with Family.

Museums/ Exhibits

Science Center Adventurarium
A hands-on science center with open hours 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. Located at 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 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
See coal trains pass under you. Trains are 115-140 cars long (1.5 miles); each car holds 120 tons of coal. Located on the North Side of Gillette Avenue.

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. FREE Admission. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 307-682-5723.

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

Wright Centennial Museum
Remember Southern Campbell County...coal, oil, gas, and ranching. Located at 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 Street, 307-682-9133.

Avenues of Art
Tour around Gillette and see local-made 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 Theater
Theater seating for 919 people; Schedule of events at www.cam-plex.com or call 307-682-8802. Concerts, plays, ceremonies, conventions, and pageants.

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

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


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, banquets, equestrian events, trade shows and much, much more. For a 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 large 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. To learn more, visit www.ccprd.com or call 307-682-7406 or 307-682-8527. Located at 250 W Shoshone Avenue.

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. Located at 225 Wright Blvd., 307-464-0198.

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

The Range
This 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 a full range of gear for everyone, and many firearm classes. Located at 2103 North Hwy 14-16. 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 of races and events visit them on Facebook at Gillette Thunder Speedway or online at www.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
Located at 885 Hannum Road, 307-682-3529

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 year-round, 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 their own leisure. Downtown also offers unique clothing shops, coffee shops, locally-owned restaurants, city and county government offices, and the post office. TravelStorys is an app that you can download Free to learn more about Downtown and Gillette's 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 call 307-686-0040.

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