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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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Address: Pompeys Pillar, MT
Phone Number: 4068752400
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A worthwhile stop

It has been awhile since we were here, but since we were in the area we decided to stop. It's not worth going out of your way for. But do stop if your are close. Interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Linda K
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Willard, Utah
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Willard, Utah
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has been awhile since we were here, but since we were in the area we decided to stop. It's not worth going out of your way for. But do stop if your are close. Interesting Lewis and Clark history.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you are buzzing down the interstate and need a rest stop this is a great half hour diversion. It's 3 minutes from the off ramp, a 3 minute drive to the parking lot, and a 5 minute climb up the small hill. There is a spot where the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1806 (?) Carved their name in... More 

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Bainbridge Island, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Pompey's Pillar -- within easy interstate reach of Billings, MT -- is an absolute must for fans of the Lewis & Clark Expedition since it contains the only remaining evidence of the passage through the West of the Corps of Discovery. Stairs lead up this imposing sandstone outcropping along the Yellowstone River to a viewing platform with helpful Park Ranger... More 

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Princeton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

While passing through Montana, I noticed this place on the map and decided to check-it-out. It is a very interesting place, with a great Visitor's Center. The climb to the top of the rock (pillar) was a bit challenging for an adult, but no problem if you pace yourself. Beware of the mosquitos when near the river and/or rock! I'm... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The drive is a little much but a beautiful drive! The museum inside is very informative. There are a lot of pictures and printed information along with a video. The walk up the hill is a little much on a hot day. We only went to where Wm. Clark signed the rock many years ago. I'm sure that the view... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

... but I am always thrilled to see the same places historical figures saw. And seeing William Clark's signature carved into the sandstone .... well, that's just cool. The little visitor's center had a great film and lots of information on the Lewis and Clark expedition itself. But the real attraction, of course, is the Pillar and the Signature itself.... More 

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Derry, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

They presented very interest facts about the expedition that was never in any books that I had in school. The stairs to see the signature of Clark were relatively easy to climb the view few the top of the rock was very beautiful because of the variety of sites that you could see from there!

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Ashburn, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Interesting attraction. Wiliam Clarks signature carved into the Sandstone. Worth a 30-45 minute walk

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The night before we visited this place, I accidentally found it to be close enough to Little Bighorn to add it to the itinerary. That was the good news. The bad news is that after we left via Hardin, MT, we had to pretty much go all the way to Billings to change from I90 to I94, which probably added... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The steps are for anyone wanting to enjoy some heart- healthy exercise to see a beautiful setting. There's the mountain buttes in shades of grey to brown and red, as well as the blue Yellowstone river. Standing on-top gives you a clear picture of what makes our country seem so vast and parts still untouched. Its humbling to think these... More 

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