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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Pompeys Pillar, MT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations
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Denver, Colorado
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144 reviews 144 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We spent a little over an hour walking the site and climbing the pillar to see William Clark's engraving. The visitor center has a short film and display - both are great for kids and adults alike. It can be very hot on the plains and the mosquitoes can be viscious now (as apparently they were when Lewis and Clark... More

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New Ulm, MN
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Thought this would be a nice, quick stop to use the restroom and take in a little history. Little did I know. This place is cool. The ranger gave us a great overview of the site, its historical significance, and what there was to see there. He then made himself available to answer questions and give further commentary on any... More

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Billings, Montana
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137 reviews 137 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had not been there since I was a kid. It now has paved parking. I always like to see historical places and this is really cool.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's great to have historical places that help us identify with the events we learn about in History classes. There isn't much to this site, but with WM Clark's initials carved into the stone of the pillar it's easier to realize that those past events really happened.

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Valrico, Florida
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143 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Given we had visited Fort Clatsop in Oregon and walked along the mouth of the Columbia River, we were surprised to find this spot just 45 miles from our camp site in Hardin MT. The site sports a nice visitor's center, clean restrooms, a interesting exhibit center and nice walkways. One can climb up maintained stairs to see Clark's signature... More

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our group visited Pompey's Pillar yesterday. Our guide, Sherry, was very informative. We learned alot about the Lewis and Clark (mostly Clark) expedition. Seeing where Clark inscribed his name and date on the Pillar is an awe-struck experience. Really neat seeing where he stood. The views from uptop are breath-taking.

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calgary canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice interperative centre and good washrooms. The tour was interesting and well worth the time to go see it as I had driven past here a million times in years gone by

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Green Valley, Arizona
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211 reviews 211 reviews
96 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are traveling I-94, Pompey's Pillar National Monument at exit 23 (about 28 miles east of Billings), is well worth a stop. Admission is $7 per car unless you have a National Park pass. The VC is only open May through September but the grounds are open all year as is the boardwalk to Clark's signature. There is a... More

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Texas
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27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

On our way from the Little Big Horn monument to Billings we decided to stop by Pompeys Pillar and we're glad we did. There is a small museum and information center and then a short walk to Clark's inscription in the rock. Really something unique to see on the Lewis and Clark trail.

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Gladstone, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a last minute stop for us and it was so worth it! The museum itself is great - very informative! Walking out the Pompeys Pillar and then up onto it was pretty awesome. To see what Lewis and Clark did! Get off the highway and go - it's pretty darned cool! You might even see some marmots in... More

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