Gillette, Wyoming, and the countryside which surrounds it, may not be a household word. However, as this nation converts to clean burning, low sulfur coal as a major source of energy, this small part of the United States will claim its importance as the “Energy Capital of the World.”
Visitors to the area will see numerous coal trains snaking their way along, heading to metropolitan areas of the East and South. Gillette began as a railroad terminal in 1891, and today it is a commercial center for the agricultural and mining industries located here. The town boasts excellent parks, rodeos, delicious dining options, golf courses, swimming pools, a water slide and community facilities.
Tours of the coal mines are open for visitors to see how this black gold is mined. At one time, a third of the nation’s coal was produced from the Powder River Valley outside Gillette. Many different events are offered throughout the year at the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities. From rodeos, to the county fair, to boat and rv shows, to the Winter Western Festival, CAM-PLEX offers something for everyone.
Don't Miss Attractions in Gillette: The CAM-PLEX Facilities have a packed calendar of rodeo related events, not to mention concerts from big name country acts http://www.cam-plex.com