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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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Address: Pompeys Pillar, MT

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Always interested in Lewis and Clark info as I live along the western end of their route. Very interesting, well kept, great view. No disabled access to the top of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Hood River, Oregon
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Hood River, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Always interested in Lewis and Clark info as I live along the western end of their route. Very interesting, well kept, great view. No disabled access to the top of the Pillar. Don't forget your Senior Pass!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you are a history buff, the museum documenting Lewis and Clark's journey is the real attraction here. The pillar is great, and the view from the top is very lovely, but as a museum professional I was very impressed with the displays at the small museum in the interpretive center. Definitely recommended for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Right off the interstate. Only$7, was worth it and good way to support our parks. Lots of stairs up to the top of the pillar but there are several landings with a seat to rest. Loved seeing William Clark's signature. The interpretive center was very nice. We didn't have time to go through it but it looked fairly new.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The park ranger was extremely helpful and nice. Entrance fee is reasonable at 7 a pop. The visitors center was full of information and the highlight of course was the well preserved carving of William Clark. Wear mosquito repellant!!!! I wish somebody had left that on a review before we went.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My 12 year old loves to stop here every time we are near. Excellent visitors center offering jr ranger badges. Great educational stop on the Lewis and Clark trail

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As you view Clark's carved name in the sandstone, you can easily imagine the explorers climbing the pillar. The site remains natural and relatively undisturbed. Experience the Montana plains away from the cities. Best for the laid-back traveler who enjoys soaking up the ambience and for those interested in local plants and animals.

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Nashwauk, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My children loved reading the history of William Clark. It was hard to pry them out of the Visitor center. Then they took the stair way trail to the top of the Pillar. Was happy that our National Park pass covered the small entrance fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Give this a 5 if you're into Lewis & Clark. The visitor center has a small museum and a ten minute video. There is a staircase with more than 300 steps and walkways that take you up the rock to where William Clark carved his name in 1806. This is the only physical evidence that he was there. All other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

i went to gate and talked to ranger. I did not go in because there was A 7 dollar fee. It's a large rock. And in 1807 or there snouts Clarke carved his name on it as traders and Indians had done before It's the only physical evidence there was a Lewis and Clarke exposition. Clarke named the rock after... More 

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Knowing that this rock contained the only physical evidence of Lewis and Clark's journey made it a must stop as I'm an extreme history buff. We were pleasantly surprised upon arriving, to note that there was a brand new visitor center on the premises. Everything on the site had been well planned and blended in well with the context and... More 

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