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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Pompeys Pillar, MT
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live just up the Yellowstone from here so I visit Pompeys often, and take visitors there a lot. It is unpretentious, has a small but interesting interpretive center, friendly staff. The steps up the rock to see Clark's signature are very manageable; and the view from the top is lovely. I love the idea that in Clark's time, that... More

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Jacksonville, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I visited Pompeys Pillar in October, after the vehicle gates were closed, so there was no charge to enter. The Monument was open to walk-in visitors. It was an enjoyable walk from the gate to the Monument. Seeing Clark's signature in the Pillar took you back in time. It was truly amazing that it was still there and so clear.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We have had the opportunity to visit Pompeys Pillar several times, and are pleased with the improvements to the Center and the parking. The Pillar is a geological formation next to the Yellowstone River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition split on the return trip with Clark's group following the Yellowstone. When they reached the formation, Clark scambled up the face... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you've fallen under the spell of Lewis & Clark you'll want to see the only extant physical evidence of their travels. If possible visit in the summer when the visitors' center is open. I was there in November so the documentation on the site is limited. There are some good views of the Yellowstone River and the adjacent rock... More

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Dallas, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We ventured here after going to Little Bighorn Battlefield on our way north to Billings. We arrived at Pompey Pillar a little before the doors closed at 6:00 p.m. We bypassed the visitors center and went straight to the butte and up several stairs to view where Clark signed his name. It felt pretty special being able to observe this... More

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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We took the Fry Creek Rd. ramp off I-90 to get there and ended up driving on a gravel road for about 20 minutes. There was absolutely no sign of human or even cattle for the whole drive. Although it is bumpy I highly recommend taking that short cut. This is only if you can trust your vehicle and you're... More

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Saint Francis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Wonderful visitor center, video, and stop that has much to do, but won't take more than an hour or two. If you have kids, ask for Junior Ranger packets...our daughters loved filling these out, turning them in, and getting a badge for their efforts. Wm Clark's signature in the rock here is the ONLY original physical evidence still in existence... More

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BONANZA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Yes, it is out in the middle of now where, BUT, if you are into history, or the making of our nations history, visit this small park along the way. It has been eleven years since my last visit and the park has been totally upgraded. The old cabin that was the visitor center is now a learning center. There... More

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indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The main attraction here is the signature in stone of Lewis in stone in the rock formation. The remainder for me was simply the knowledge that Lewis and Clark had been here on their travels. the video in the visitor's center was good. The site got its name from the nickname bestowed upon Sacajawea's infant son, coupled with the rock... More

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Louisville, KY
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38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were driving back home and decided to stop here for a break. We spent an hour. You could probably spend 2 or more. They have a very nice and fairly new visitors center with displays about the Lewis & Clark expedition. Emphasis is a bit on Sacagawea and her son who William Clark nicknamed Pompy. Clark carved his initials... More

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