The Aladdin Coal Tipple, dating back to 1898, allows visitors a look at the coal mining history of Crook County. Coal from the mines at Aladdin was loaded onto railroad cars at the tipple for shipment through Belle Fourche, S.D. to gold smelters at nearby Lead and Deadwood. The coal was first loaded into the coal bin—the upper, gabled structure, and then allowed to run down the chute into waiting railroad cars. On its way down, it was sorted into nut-sized, egg-sized or larger chunks.
Located on Wyoming Highway 24, 1.2 miles east of Aladdin, the structure is one of the last wooden tipples left in the West.