When you travel to the edge of the West, you expect the unexpected. During your trip, try Gillette, the Energy Capital of the Nation, where the possibilities are as wide open as the skies. Adventure here for a safe experience that will last longer than any socially distant season of your life. In this wild country, we engrain the natural paradise of Wyoming with our own uncommon flavor for a surprisingly authentic experience.
Gillette is becoming a foodie frontier and one of the premiere destinations for the pickiest palates. Don’t believe us? Here’s a sampler platter: wood-fired pizzas with raspberry jalapeño compote and ricotta cheese, bison steak raised right here in Wright, the region’s largest selection of fine wines or mead sipped straight from a horn. Our mines power the country but our local chefs and restauranteurs are what fuel our community. This is where you come to get a taste of the West, and the flavor of Gillette is the very best.
Expect cuisine as spectacular as the sites during your vacation with local options including melt-in-your-mouth filets from the Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar, Pizza Carrello’s wood-fired pizza or a fresh spin on South American chicken dishes at The Coop. Wash it all down with the national award-winning Locomotive Brown Ale from Gillette Brewing Company and Gone Postal Pizzeria, or drink like the gods at Big Lost Meadery and Brewery. While our natural resources may have landed us the “Energy Capital of the Nation” designation, this is how we’re really powered. Experience the flavor of Gillette with high-quality ingredients prepared by local culinary artists. With menus like these, plan to share at least a few meals with us.
Just an hour’s drive from Devils Tower National Monument, Gillette is close to scenery with its famed rolling hills and open plains. Pronghorn and big game hunting across Campbell County is some of the nation’s best, and you can scout the area on one our Wildlife Loop Tours. There aren’t many ways to get more in touch with nature than touring our coal mines to learn about reclamation processes. Just outside city limits, the town of Wright is home to the Durham Bison Ranch where you’ll find that small towns are flourishing and remain a great place to visit. Your journey out West is about exploration and discovery, so if you stick to the well-traveled paths, you’ll miss much of the adventure.
For entertainment, the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities venue hosts everything from Broadway productions to PRCA rodeos. Outside, our pronghorn antelope hunting is some of the country’s best. We’ll show you around with our historic downtown, buffalo ranch, museum and ranch tours. Our calendar is regularly being updated according to what’s safe and available, so check back often.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill energy town. Sure, we’re good at mining, but there is so much more happening in our quaint Wyoming town that you have to see to believe. Whether Campbell County is a stop along the way of your dream Western vacation that includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Devils Tower National Monument and Yellowstone National Park, or it’s your weekend getaway destination, we can’t wait to welcome you.