Rolling hills, sagebrush-covered plains, stunning blue skies, and historic Western towns can all be found in Campbell County, which rambles across the northeast corner of Wyoming. Gillette and Wright are the county’s largest communities. Together they are considered the capitals of the Powder River Basin, which lies between the Big Horns and the Black Hills, two of the loveliest mountain ranges in the West. Need more convincing to plan a trip to Campbell County? Thunder Basin National Grassland, home to some of the most intact native prairie left in North America, and Devils Tower, the iconic butte that rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River, are both just a short drive away.

Downtown Gillette

Downtown Gillette

Enjoy These Great Campbell County Attractions and More:

  • Downtown Gillette Guided Historic Walking tour
  • Durham Bison Ranch
  • Eagle Butte Mine
  • Frontier Auto Museum and Relics Store



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Frontier Auto Museum

Frontier Auto Museum



After getting settled into your hotel, head to Pizza Carrello for lunch. A handmade wood-fired oven ensures the perfect crust on their pies, while the laidback ambiance and friendly service adds to the charm of this local favorite.

Get a lay of the land with a Downtown Gillette Guided Historic Walking tour. Learn about the city’s Old West past and tales of gunslinging cowboys while experiencing the charm of a quaint but up-and-coming downtown, complete with boutiques, shops, and restaurants.

Next, head to Durham Bison Ranch, where there are plenty of Wyoming’s spirit animal to see. One of the continent’s largest bison operations which spans 60,000 acres and is home to more than 3,000 head of these majestic animals, all of which are raised naturally, holistically, and sustainably as part of the owner’s commitment to the animal and the land.

Afterwards, unwind with a visit to Big Lost Meadery & Brewery, where the oh-so-relaxing atmosphere is as unique as the fermented honey-based spirit they specialize in. Beer nuts will appreciate the selection of homemade craft beers. After wetting your whistle, head to Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar for dinner. Impeccable service, a stellar wine list and an award-winning menu full of steaks, seafood and, yes, prime rib, await.


Fuel up for a day full of fun activities with Southern-style breakfasts at family-owned Lula Belles Café or freshly made joe and morning treats at The Local coffee shop.

Learn about local and regional history with an emphasis on the culture and people of Campbell County at the Rockpile Museum. Housing large collections of fossils, rifles, saddles, horse-drawn vehicles, and energy industry equipment as well as plenty of hands-on exhibits, this one-of-a-kind museum digs deep (pun intended) in telling the full story of Powder River Basin. Further the energy production lesson with a tour of the Eagle Butte Mine. See spectacular machines work and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the energy industry in Wyoming’s economy.

Reward all your learning with a lunch stop at The Coop Rotisserie House, which features delicious Latin- and American-flavored chicken in a variety of dishes (chicken chorizo tacos, anyone?). Save room for made-in-house frozen treats and fancy coffee drinks at The Ice Cream Café.

Stretch your legs (and work up an appetite for dinner) with a leisurely walk or give your fishing skills a try at Dalbey Memorial Park, which features a lake with fishing docks and plenty of scenic trails.

Wyoming-friendly hospitality is front and center at Railyard Steakhouse. Located in historic Downtown Gillette, this charming restaurant features terrific steaks, top-notch seafood, and globetrotting dishes sure to please the pickiest of seafood, finish the evening at Cam-Plex Multi Event Center, offering everything from rodeos and tractor pulls to musical performances. Or head to one of Gillette’s numerous watering holes, to catch a local event, singer or bingo game.

 DAY 3

Your last day in Campbell County calls for freshly made bagels and all the fixings. Whether it’s cream cheese or gussied up scrambled eggs, The Main Bagel aims to please.

Finish your Campbell County trip with yet another found-only-here spot with a visit to the Frontier Auto Museum and Relics Store. The 13,000-square-foot museums features two separate vintage towns with rooms decorated with artifacts from the 1900s, including a soda fountain. Grab a stool and enjoy a refreshment as you plan your next Campbell County visit.

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