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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Address: Pompeys Pillar, MT
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96%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Geologic formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Geologic formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped here on our way home from Yellowstone Park. It was a nice easy stop right off the Interstate with a gorgeous and well staffed visitor center. The walk up the stairs to the top of the rock was fun and there was a spectacular view! My kids ( 8 and 10) completed the Junior Ranger booklet here and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As huge Lewis and Clark fans, Pompey's pillar was a must visit. The only known physical evidence of the Voyage of Discovery was left by William Clark on this commanding stone. At the top the view towards the river was breathtaking, a paradise of green filled with birds. We will never forget our visit

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Billings, Montana
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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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11 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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80 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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51 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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