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Eagle Butte Coal Mine

10023 U.S. 14, Gillette, WY 82718
+1 307-687-3300
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Great tour

Tour takes you into mine property, up close & personal with the giant trucks & the mining process... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rasl B
via mobile
Very Interesting!!

The tour lasts 2 hours. The tour guide/bus driver was a former employer and was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Jeanette B
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Colbert, Oklahoma
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
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“coal mine” (10 reviews)
“hour tour” (2 reviews)
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LOCATION
10023 U.S. 14, Gillette, WY 82718
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+1 307-687-3300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tour takes you into mine property, up close & personal with the giant trucks & the mining process. Tour guide was a former mine employee; very well informed. Really interesting to see how they are mining at one end & restoring the land at the...More

Thank Rasl B
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The tour lasts 2 hours. The tour guide/bus driver was a former employer and was very knowledgeable of the operation. My teenage boys loved this tour. Gillette produces 39% of the nation's coal. The trucks are massive.

1  Thank Jeanette B
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We took the 9:30 tour with Larry and were amazed at his level of knowledge. We learned many facts and he was able to answer everyone's questions. We got a good view of the mine and it's loading operations.

3  Thank JoAnnJo62
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Coal mine is not as busy it use to be . The mining industry is really feeling the bump for the choices that have been made . Still worth the stop too look at

2  Thank jonzz39
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A two hour tour for $5.00 is worth the money. We had an excellent and educational tour of the mine. Our guide explained in great detail how the rail cars are loaded, the coal is mined, the trucks are loaded and dumped. We had plenty...More

2  Thank George P
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The tour of this mine was the primary reason we were spending some time in Gillette. The guide was very knowledgeable about the mine because she had worked there for a while. She was able to give us a lot of information about how they...More

2  Thank Mohunch
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The tour guide was very friendly, as were the scheduling staff. We went to the wrong place and were late and they were very nice. It's about a two hour bus tour of a working coal mine and for $5/person a very good deal.

2  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The reason for a 5 point star reading. coal been around thousands of years. With out them business would be shutting down.

2  Thank Willam E
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Our group of 43 seniors, aboard a charter coach, had a step-on guide give us quite a tour of this huge open-pit coal mine. The information he shared with us was educational, interesting, thorough, and totally amusing. We really enjoyed learning about the coal trains...More

3  Thank jerrypippin
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Our special 'blast' tour was marred by a tire blow out on the way there, and the busses a.c. was not functioning where we sat. It had to be well over 110 degrees where we sat and couldn't get out. The mine its self is...More

2  Thank Iowa-Tom
Gillette W, Campbell County Convention & Visitors Bureau at Eagle Butte Coal Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2015

Thank you for your comment. Again, for everyone reading this review, the regular mine tours DO NOT include a blast. This was a special tour set up for a convention group. Unfortunately, having a flat tire on the tour bus on the interstate is certainly...More

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kidsgone2016
How do we schedule a tour about September 15th?
21 August 2016|
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Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
Call the chamber office for tour schedule and information.
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missyga1
What are your hours? How often do tours begin?
11 July 2016|
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Response from Krafts_5 |
Coal Mine Tours to some of the largest surface coal mines in the world are offered through the Gillette Visitor's Center at 1810 S Douglas Highway Suite A. The tours are offered Monday through Friday and are approximately 2... More
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