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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The site is easy to get to, close to I-94. It overlooks the Yellowstone River, and you can get good photos from the top. The climb up the stairs to the top is not bad. The visitor center is very well done, focusing on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Clark signature on the rock is the only permanent mark... More

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Powell, Wyoming
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is not a long stop but worth every minute there and up the stairs! We commented that with everything getting built up around it that the silo probably blocks the view they had. Oh no we were wrong.....what a view!!! Do take your mosquito spray though. Great little museum with lots of history and a film to watch.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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

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Denver, Colorado
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75 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
50 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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.

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Valrico, Florida
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209 reviews 209 reviews
146 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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