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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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Address: Pompeys Pillar, MT
Phone Number: 4068752400
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History, Education, Natural Beauty and Wonderful People!

Truthfully, we were not expecting too much from our visit to Pompeys Pillar NM, but we were pleasantly surprised with how beautiful the area was and how well maintained the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truthfully, we were not expecting too much from our visit to Pompeys Pillar NM, but we were pleasantly surprised with how beautiful the area was and how well maintained the grounds were. The Visitors Center was very nice and provided an excellent educational experience about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Great history lesson! The Junior Ranger program was also very... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here having not heard of this place. It was fascinating learning about lewis and clark here and a great walking area to stretch your legs.

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off I-94, east of Billings, the stop can easily be done in 1 hour, but 90 minutes is comfortable. On July 25, 1806 Lewis, of Lewis and Clark stopped here and climbed this rock above the Yellowstone to survey the sights. There is a nice interpretative center to learn about the area and what Lewis was doing there. The... More 

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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Despite deceiving website information you might read for visitors, be advised that the front gate does not close at 6:00 PM. Ranger man won't let you in after 5:30 PM. We busted our butts to drive from the Bighorn Battlefield to Pompeys Pillar by 5:30 and never did get to see it. I refuse to go back ever again. It's... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We were really impressed with the interpretive center, the pillar, and the marmots all over. They don't seem a bit impressed with the tourists milling around--they just carry on with their day. After you climb the pillar, stopping partway to see Clark's signature, walk down to the Yellowstone River to cool off and rest. There are sidewalks all the way... More 

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yakima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Beautiful views, fascinating mesa on which Captian Clark carved his name and the date ( I understand the only physical evidence along the way of the Lewis & Clark expedition)along with ancient petroglyphs. Beautiful view from the top of the Mesa - worth the 200 step climb (be careful on your way down)! Yellow bellied marmots, well informed and interesting... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

En route between Billings and points East, you see this rock pillar to the north, visible from Interstate 94. Be sure and stop! This rock, called Pompeys Pillar, is now managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Parks Service as a national monument because it contains the only physical evidence of the passage of the Lewis &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Nothing else like it in America. It is 100 steps up on a boardwalk but totally worth it. Marmots were everywhere. The park rangers were very helpful and the visitor center was very interesting.

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Pompey's Pillar is located about 30 miles from Billings City near I-94. It takes about half an hour to get there. The formation of the mountain gives the appearance of the Pillar. To reach the top, they have 1000 steps to climb. People with disability may find it difficult to climb though there are landings in between the climb. On... More 

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Greensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for things to do and see near Billings and read about Pompry Pillar.. so glad we took the short drive and visited this National Monument. The visitors center was very nice and we met a nice volunteer along our climb to the top. He was full of information and enjoyed sharing with us. We paused NY Wm... More 

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