We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Pompeys Pillar, MT
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations
44 visitor photos
Write a Review

57 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    31
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We saw the signs during our drive, we decided to stop not really knowing what to expect. I thought it was a little Devils Tower. I found out that it was a lot more... Part of the Louis and Clark trail, this is where Clark signed his name in the sandstone in 1806. We took the guided tour that gave... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had been to this area of MT before and wanted to see something I had not seen - Pompeys Pillar fit that bill. It’s worth the $7.00 entrance fee (per car) and about 1.5 hours of your time. The .5 hour would be spent in the Visitor Center and review some of the exhibits and the looped film they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
47 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Ulm, MN
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
49 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Billings, Montana
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valrico, Florida
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
144 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
calgary canada
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Green Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
96 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Pompeys Pillar National Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pompeys Pillar National Monument, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing