Nearby Amenities and Tourist Attractions

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I am often asked about hotels, airports, and touristy things to do when people are coming to pick their puppy up. I made this page for some suggestions, since we would absolutely encourage everyone to come out and pick up their puppy in person. We love to meet everyone!

 

 

Airports:

These are our nearby airports. 

  • Gillette WY (In town)-

United Airlines

Gillette-Campbell County Airport

2000 Airport Road, Suite 108, Gillette, WY 82716

(307) 686-1042

4 Foursquare tips

Code: GCC

  • Casper WY (2 hours south of Gillette) -

SkyWest Airlines for Delta and United Airlines; they also have serves with Allegiant Air

Casper/Natrona County International Airport

www.iflycasper.com

8500 Airport Pkwy, Casper, WY 82604 · ~95.8 mi

(307) 472-6688

Code: CPR

United Airlines, Delta airlines, American airlines, and Allegiant airlines

www.rapairport.com

4550 Terminal Rd Ste 102, Rapid City, SD 57703

(605) 393-9924

37 Foursquare tips

Code: RAP

Hotels:

These are some of the hotels in Gillette that people have been able to stay at and recommended to us.

All of these hotels are about 15 minutes from our house.  

  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Gillette   

 Tripadvisor (235) · 3-star hotel

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1120 E. Boxelder Road, Gillette, WY 82718

(307) 257-7040

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Gillette 

 Tripadvisor (153) · 3-star hotel

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1607 West 2nd Street, Gillette, WY 82716

(307) 696-2234

  • Best Western Tower West Lodge   

 Tripadvisor (343) · 3-star hotel

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109 N US Highway 14-16, Gillette, WY 82716

(307) 686-2210

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Tourist:

These are some of the things to do around Gillette, WY. If you are traveling this way, make sure to stop by and see them!

  • Hike at Devils Tower National Monument

  • WY-110, Devils Tower, WY 82714, USA

  • The first national monument in the U.S., Devils Tower is sacred to many Native American tribes and is a compelling sight to visitors. Jutting up among the surrounding grasslands, the monument is an odd and noteworthy geological formation that demands your attention as it stands 1,267 feet (386 meters) above the Belle Fourche River. You can hike, climb, and explore the visitor center's interpretive exhibits and bookstore.

  • Travelers can view Devils Tower National Monument 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The visitor center is open daily in the spring, summer, and fall.

  • Explore Vore Buffalo Jump

  • The Late-Prehistoric Plains Indians made clever use of the natural landscape for their annual buffalo hunts. Now an active archaeological site, the Vore Buffalo Jump took advantage of a sinkhole in the landscape. Scientists determined that this particular buffalo jump was in use relatively recently, from about 1500 to 1800. The exhibit building at the site is a great place to learn about how Plains Indians drove the buffalo herds off of the jump as well as how every part of the animal was harvested and used. You can also visit the actual outdoor pit and observe the excavations in progress.

  • The Vore Buffalo Jump, located just east of Sundance off of Interstate 90, offers guided public tours early June through Labor Day and is usually closed the rest of the year, though off-season tours may be arranged.

  • Take a Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Gillette

  • To check out the former City Hall where everything from dances to funerals to public meetings were held, or the old Gillette Post Office—which is on the National Register of Historic Places—stop by the Gillette Visitor Center to pick up a free walking tour guidebook. For a more modernized experience, the no-cost TravelStorys app (click on WY Tour Gillette) offers an audio tour that plays as you and your phone stop in front of any of the 10 tour stops along the way.

  • You can also visit The Wyoming Office of Tourism to collect a walking tour map that will detail Gillette's history, including the local shops and eateries on Gillette Avenue.

  • Visit Campbell County Rockpile Museum

  • This local museum that takes its name from the Rockpile, a landmark rock formation, does have a few rocks. The focus, however, is on the history and culture of Gillette and Campbell County. Exhibits at this free museum include artifacts from early homesteading, ranching, and mining days, as well as information about the region's current mining industry. During your visit, you can watch a film about coal mining or catch a presentation like "Black & Yellow Theatre, Powder River Basin Voices from the Black Hills to Yellowstone" about the cultural history and environment of the area's Powder River Basin.

  • Tour a Wyoming Coal Mine

  • PHONE +1 307-687-3300

  • Available from Memorial Day through Labor Day, these guided coal mine tours in "The Energy Capital of the Nation" take around two hours. During the bus outing, you will learn about Wyoming's vast coal reserves, observe massive mining equipment in operation, see the actual surface mine, and get information about the post-mining land reclamation activities. Reservations are required with the Gillette Visitor Center.

  • Yellowstone National Park

  • Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho too. Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. It's also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope

  • Deadwood

  • Deadwood, South Dakota 

  • https://www.deadwood.com/

  • Deadwood is a city in South Dakota known for its gold rush history. Mount Moriah Cemetery has the graves of Wild West figures like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Exhibits at the Adams Museum include a huge gold nugget and a plesiosaur fossil. The 1892 Historic Adams House is a Victorian mansion with original features. South of town, the George S. Mickelson Trail leads through the Black Hills National Forest. "Located in the Black Hills National Forest, Deadwood is where you can play all day and all night. Enjoy the outdoor adventures, skating, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobile trails of the Black Hills by day and the casinos and bars of Deadwood by night."

  • Catch Live Music Big Lost Meadery

  • https://biglostmeadery.com/

  • Enjoy handcraft various styles of mead, fermented honey made in Gillette WY.