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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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Valrico, Florida
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186 reviews 186 reviews
134 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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calgary canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

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Green Valley, Arizona
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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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

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Texas
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27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

On our way from the Little Big Horn monument to Billings we decided to stop by Pompeys Pillar and we're glad we did. There is a small museum and information center and then a short walk to Clark's inscription in the rock. Really something unique to see on the Lewis and Clark trail.

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Gladstone, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a last minute stop for us and it was so worth it! The museum itself is great - very informative! Walking out the Pompeys Pillar and then up onto it was pretty awesome. To see what Lewis and Clark did! Get off the highway and go - it's pretty darned cool! You might even see some marmots in... More

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Gray Court, South Carolina
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24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stopped here on a recommendation from a ranger at the Little Bighorn battlefield. The rain and Mosquitos ran us off. The visitors center is fairly new and well staffed. I would certainly make sure this was an a tour of the area.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you are into history then you need to stop. The visitor center was very nice and the ranger Bob was very informative in the information he provided. We were not able to see the signature since due to knee injury unable to climb the stairs. If there was a handicap way to access the mountain, we did not find... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was our first destination on a 5600 mile road trip. Seattle to Niagara Falls and home. We were there early in the morning and were greeted by a flock pelicans of all things. Great movie, great exhibits and an easy climb to Clark's bit of vandalism. He signed his name on the stand stone pillar as he and part... More

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Shepherd, Montana
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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