You’re planning to be in town for your kids’ sports tournament. You’ve reserved your hotel room and now you want to know what your family can do with their time off the field. Gillette offers fun activities and local eateries for the whole family between or after your games.
Go on an Adventure
If you haven’t visited the Durham Bison Ranch, plan to schedule a visit. It is a 55,000-acre, family-owned ranch located 39 miles south of Gillette. You’ll be astounded to see this majestic 2,500-bison herd. Just 62 miles northeast is Devils Tower. Standing 867 feet from summit to base, this astounding geologic feature is a worldwide attraction. Explore, hike, visit the park store, and discover all this place has to offer. The kids can even become Junior Park Rangers! Since Gillette is considered the Energy Capital of the Nation, learn how they power the nation at the Eagle Butte Coal Mine Tour.
Plan your Meals
The whole family needs sustenance after the competitive games, so drop into any of our local restaurants. Enjoy the buffet where there is something for everyone at Pizza Ranch. The kids will especially love the adjoining FunZone Arcade. If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, meet the other team parents for handcrafted mead and beer at Big Lost Meadery and Brewery. Other stellar dining experiences can be found at The Railyard, The Prime Rib, Pizza Carrello, The Coop Rotisserie House, and so many more.
Visit the Local Shops
Whether needing something from Wal-Mart or that last-minute sports item at Universal Athletics or Cole’s Sports, Gillette has so much to offer. Stroll along Gillette Main Street to visit the quaint local shops for something sweet such as ice cream or cookies, browse local artisans, coffee cafes, and more. Download the Downtown Guide for a map with a list of all the shops.
Fun for the Whole Family
Take the family, or invite the whole team, to enjoy roller skating at the Iron Horse Skateway, jump like crazy at Flight Zone our indoor trampoline park, take aim at Primetime Paintball, try ice skating at Spirit Hall inside the Cam-Plex Multi-Event Center, or take a swim, slide, or walk around the lazy river at Campbell County Recreation Center.
If you’re looking for activities to save energy for the game, there is much to do as well. Craft a piece of pottery at Hands-On Pottery, challenge each other at a game of bowling over at Camelanes or Energy Lanes, practice your Axe Throwing at The Axe House, or if you’re feeling brave, take a helicopter tour with Horse Creek Helicopters.
Unique to Gillette
Gillette has some special finds such as the Frontier Relics & Auto Museum. Inside you’ll find room after room, floor to ceiling of fascinating examples of a time that once was - classic cars, neon signs, porcelain signs, gas pumps, and oil and gas memorabilia. Discover the fascinating history of Campbell County and northeast Wyoming and learn the story of the Powder River Basin at the Rockpile Museum.
Monthly Events in Gillette
Check out local events happening in Gillette this month at the Cam-Plex event page or on our website at Visit Gillette.