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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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Address: Pompeys Pillar, MT

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Along the Lewis and Clark trail

Our tour bus stopped here long enough for us to walk up to the monument and see the signature "W. Clark" behind a glass covering. The monument site is not very large, but there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Rocky Hill, CT
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Rocky Hill, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our tour bus stopped here long enough for us to walk up to the monument and see the signature "W. Clark" behind a glass covering. The monument site is not very large, but there are a few paths to walk on and you can walk to the river.

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The site is accessed via an excellent information centre. The climb is easy thanks to flights of stairs and there is a viewing area part of the way up for those wishing to view Clark's signature. The view from the top is spectacular. One word of caution; purchase insect repellent from the centre before starting out. We found hoards of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you just want to stretch your legs its a good place to stop and do the stairs. Otherwise it isnt very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped here after a visit to Little Bighorn battlefield and on the way to the airport. So we only had about 20 minutes for the stop. We wished we had more time! It's a very well kept place- nice grounds and small museum. The river flowing beside it would make a lovely place for a picnic. The carving of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can't help but feel like a part of history when you see the signature of Clark on a sandstone rock. It has lasted over 200 years. What it must of been like on the river bank back then. The visitor center has a wonderful display and video that explains much of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The visit takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We thought we knew the pathways of Lewis and Clark, but apparently we do not because we did not know about this. It is an imposing rock on the Yellowstone River. The more impressive fact is that it is the only spot with the physical evidence that they took the journey. The inscribed signature of Clark is on the middle... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Monument had steps leading to signature of Clark. Museum had interesting displays and helpful staff. Saw yellow bellied marmots which are only out in the grounds seasonably.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the National Monument where William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition carved his name and date. Entre free with Sr. Access Pass or $7 a vehicle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is just 5 or so minutes off the interstate but is worth the stop. The visitor center in beautiful with a small shop, interactive displays and a movie about the Lewis and Clark expedition. The grounds around the visitor center are flat and paved and have many signs and exhibits to enjoy as well as a "herd" of marmots... More 

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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Flat trails in the riverbank forest -watch for snakes! Couldn't visit the monument or the visitors center with the dog but clearly an active "event " type park.

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Address: Pompeys Pillar, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Pompeys Pillar

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