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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Pompeys Pillar, MT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, Cultural
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Billings, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

William Clark's signature on this outcropping is the only visible evidence of Lewis & Clark's journey across the western U.S. in 1804-1806. Pompey's Pillar is definitely more than just visiting a rock, however. The walk up to the top of the rock has been recently redone with new steps and the views at the top give you a sense of... More

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Went during the off season so had to walk into the Pillar. The grounds are beautiful and the walk up to the top of the Pillar is not a problem. I recommend you move toward the river before climbing the Pillar as there is a stone that tell you about the signatures on the Pillar and who left them. You... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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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
88 helpful votes 88 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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