Introduction to Gillette, Wyoming
The area now known as Gillette was originally known as Donkey Town and was a tent town. The community was named in honor of Edward Gillette, who was a local surveyor. The area was platted in 1891, when lots began to be sold. The railroad arrived in the same year. After a short span of time, the community began to develop and prosper. The community began to decline after the railroad was extended beyond Gillette however.
Gillette and nearby Attractions
- Keyhole State Park
- Anna Miller Museum
- Upton Red Onion Museum
- Hoofprints of the Past Museum
- Rockpile Museum
- Tongue River Reservoir State Park
Things To Do In Gillette
Golfers can enjoy a round at the Bell Nob Golf Course. Local museums include the Anna Miller Museum, Hoofprints of the Past Museum and the Rockpile Museum, which offer interesting insights into the history of the community. Local festivals include Octoberfest and Harvest Festival, both of which are celebrated every October.
Natrona County International is the nearest major airport.
Gillette Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Casper College, Chadron State College and Colorado State University.