City of Gillette, WY
Gillette is the Energy Capital of the nation, home to big industries and entrepreneurs. An active city with a recreation center, hunting and fishing, and popular rodeo events, Gillette was named one of Livability.com's Top 10 Manliest Cities. The CAM-PLEX event center includes an NHL-sized ice rink and motocross facilities. Gillette is also just a short drive away from two national treasures – Mount Rushmore and Devil's Tower.For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Gillette has a Walk Score® of 18.
Median Household Income$72,525
Median Home Price$191,700
A number of crowd-pleasing arts and culture attractions in Gillette and Campbell County are accessible to the public, ranging from entertainment options to special attractions and even poignant memorials. AVA Community Art Center
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is filled with artifacts from the Old and New West and is fittingly located next to a sizable natural rockpile formation. The western history museum is on West 2nd Street near the railhead of the old Burlington and Missouri line. Besides the sheep wagon‚ artifacts on site include firearms‚ pioneer and American Indian clothing and a restored rural schoolhouse.
Entering your prized pig or your best jar of marmalade preserves is all part of the annual Campbell County Fair in Gillette. The first fair dates back to 1920. This annual summer event usually takes place in late July at CAM-PLEX. Each fair offers a rodeo, major concert as well as free stage entertainment, plus a variety of exhibits displayed in Energy Hall. And of course, there are best-of animal competitions in categories such as beef, sheep, poultry, rabbit, cat, dog, dairy cattle, dairy goat, horse and swine.
Barbecue is a popular topic in Campbell County these days, thanks in part to Jo-Bawb’s, a Rozet, Wyoming-based husband-and-wife barbecue team that has single-handedly raised the profile of Gillette’s barbecue scene. In 2013, the pair competed in 17 events around the country, earning a trip to the Jack Daniel's Invitational (the Super Bowl of barbecue competitions), where they finished seventh among 97 teams from around the world, taking third place in brisket.
With more than its share of new restaurants, Gillette’s food scene is growing at a brisk pace. But don't forget to save room for a trip to one of the city's decadent dessert shops. Steaks and Chops
If you are looking for that perfect date-night restaurant in Gillette, WY, look no further – The Prime Rib is the place to be. Dress to impress while savoring one of Gillette’s boasted “Best Steaks” and sipping on a glass of world-class wine. The options are endless as you choose between 1000 fine wine selections from The Prime Rib’s state-of-the-art wine cellar.
Gillette's nightlife scene is revving up with a growing craft beer industry, live music venues and new restaurants offering outstanding cuisine, artisan cocktails, and hip atmospheres. This small town's entertainment options compare favorably with those found in larger cities. Residents have plenty of places to go out, cut loose and kick back. Dance and Celebrate
If you’re a hiker, climber, or all-around nature buff, then head on over to Devils Tower National Monument. The national treasure stands an impressive 1,267 feet tall and is located about an hour from Gillette in the Black Hills of Northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. A Climber’s Dream Its many cracks and crevasses make it ideal for climbing, and its surrounding trails, forest and meadowlands give hikers and wildlife enthusiasts plenty to enjoy.
It's fun here in Campbell County, where many indoor and outdoor adventures await residents and visitors. CAM-Plex CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facilities introduced a new management team in 2013: Sandra Bott is marketing manager.
When it comes to shopping, Gillette has the tech toys and designer fashions to charm everyone from the hardcore multimedia mavens to the fabulous fashionistas. At Hastings Books, Music & Video their name says it all. The national multimedia superstore sells a variety of electronics, new and used books, movies, video games and CDs. And their array of merchandise doesn’t stop there. Hastings also sells children’s toys, sports gear and collectibles, jewelry, room décor and more.
Gillette and Campbell County residents have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to shopping. With designer duds, sports apparel, electronics, pet supplies and more readily available, the area offers everything on your wish list – and then some. Blue Butterfly Boutique