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 also 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 during the summer to see how this "black gold" is mined. Many different events are offered throughout the year at the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities, the largest event center west of the Mississippi. From rodeos, to the county fair, to boat and rv shows, to the Winter Western Festival, CAM-PLEX offers something for everyone.
And, don't miss the area's superb breweries and restaurants. There you'll find delectable microbrews and savory plates that will satitate your palate completely as you make your way to Devils Tower; the nation's first national monument just over an hour away from this endearing town.
We Reccommend Seeing:
1. Devils Tower
4. Historic Ranch Tours
4th of July Celebrations
What People Are Saying:
"Campbell County is a diverse landscape in the high plains of northeast Wyoming, with unique buttes and geological formations. The northernmost part of the County where I live is abundant with wildlife - mule deer, white tail, pronghorn antelope, and elk, and if full of beautiful hills, valleys and vegetation. A beautiful oasis in the middle of the west." - Mary Silvernell, Resident of Northern Campbell County
"My family moved to Gillette in 1972, duringh the heyday of the energy boom. My wife and I raised our family in a fine school system, and now our grandkids are part of this community too. We are very happy with all the recreational activities that are offered here in Gillette. And nearby, we have the mountains and lakes for recreation too!"- Frank Lynn, Resident of Gillette
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