Campbell County is home to countless opportunities for fun for everyone, from history museums, dining and shopping downtown to guided tours of Durham Buffalo Ranch and local coal mines.

You can find stunning views, clear, wide open skies and abundant wildlife — along with exceptional recreation, retail, restaurants and lodging — almost anywhere you go in Campbell County. These are the Wild West experiences guaranteed to provide the ultimate Wyoming souvenirs: life-long memories.

1. Durham Buffalo Ranch

This close to 55,000-acre ranch is home to roughly 2,500 American Bison. Years ago, bison roamed the plains in such vast numbers that early explorers could not count them. By the late 1800s, bison were endangered. However, through the efforts of conservationists and ranches like the Durham Buffalo Ranch, they are no longer endangered. The Ranch offers summer tours, and reservations should be made through the Gillette Visitor Center staff at (307)686-0040. The 2019 tours are offered on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Ranch, starting June 4 and ending August 30.

2. Eagle Butte Coal Mine Tour

Take a guided tour of one of the surface coal mines in Campbell County, offered through the Gillette Visitor Center at 1810 S. Douglas Hwy., Ste A. The tours are approximately 2 hours and are offered at 9am and 11am, Monday through Friday.  Tours run in the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The tour is $5 per person, cash or check only. Summer 2019 tours start Friday, May 24 and end Friday, August 30. 

3. Gillette Main Street

Tour historic downtown Gillette with a walking tour developed by a member of the Historic Society. Visitors can pick up a free copy of the Downtown Walking Tour guide from the Gillette Visitor Center at 1810 S. Douglas Highway Suite A or from the Gillette Chamber on Gillette Avenue. Enjoy learning the history of the city at your own pace with this self-guided tour that can start at any location on S. Gillette Avenue. The walking tour is also accessible via the smartphone app, TravelStorys              “WY Tour Gillette,” which offers an audio tour with photos that will pop up in front of each location. Also, while enjoying our historic downtown, you can stop into many of our unique shops and restaurants.

4. Wildlife Loop Tour

Two self-guided driving tours are available around Campbell County, which are designed to showcase local plants and wildlife along with some history and geology of the area. Pronghorn, a.k.a. antelope, outnumber residents in Campbell County and share their habitat with badgers, coyotes, elk, mule and white tail deer, as well as ducks, geese, pheasants, turkeys, grouse, and jackrabbits to name a few. Pick up a Wildlife Loop Tour map at the Gillette Visitor Center, 1810 S. Douglas Hwy.

5. Devils Tower

Experience our nation’s first national monument, Devils Tower, some 60 miles east of Gillette and 110 northeast of Wright. President Theodore Roosevelt used the 1906 Antiquities Act to establish this wondrous monument that rises some 1,200 feet above the Belle Fourche River, surrounding grasslands and Ponderosa pine forests. Plains Indians have revered this geologic wonder for thousands of years. Today, many people are awed by the Tower’s enormity.

6. History, Fitness & Family Fun

The Gillette Recreation Center features a six-lane, 200-meter indoor track, six-lane lap pool, a recreational pool with slides and a lazy river, racquetball and basketball courts and a state-of-the-art weight room and cardio area as well the opportunity to climb “Devils Tower” — on a smaller scale. There are also three museums to visit in Campbell County, including The Rockpile Museum, Frontier Relics and Transportation Museum, and Wright Centennial Museum.

7. Get Outdoors!

Watch games and eat ballpark food at Bicentennial Park or at the Energy Capital Sports Complex, a brand-new, state-of-the-art sporting facility with four pro-level softball fields. Plus, there’s always something happening out at the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities, whether it’s wrestling, equestrian sports, motocross, or outdoor rodeo in town or at the Southern Campbell County Ag Complex in Wright. No, you won’t get bored outdoors in Campbell County!

7. For the Foodies…

Stop for lunch or a leisurely dinner with first-class dining and unique, locally owned pubs and restaurants, like Big Lost Meadery and Brewery, Pizza Carrello, Gillette Brewing Co. and Gone Postal Pizzeria, and The Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar, to name a few. For more information, check out our “Meet the Locals” section on the Campbell County Convention & Visitors Bureau website at: visitgillettewright.com/meet-the-locals.

PLAN THE PERFECT
CAMPBELL COUNTY VISIT

with CCCVB at (307) 686-0040 or info@visitgillettewright.com

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