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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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Address: Pompeys Pillar, MT
Phone Number: 4068752400
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Was on my way to Billings and saw the signs. When I got to the gate the ranger was very helpful and it was only $7. I had about an hour to kill some time. I like doing things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
janet201413
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was on my way to Billings and saw the signs. When I got to the gate the ranger was very helpful and it was only $7. I had about an hour to kill some time. I like doing things like this because if you don't stop and smell the roses as they say your going to miss a lot. The... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 689 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think everyone learns about Lewis and Clark in school. There is relatively little in the way of physical evidence of their expedition. Here we find the only physical evidence of Clark's passage through the area - his graffiti! Sorry, but it struck me as funny. The visitor center is well done, and the walk/climb is relatively easy if you... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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289 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So you're driving through Montana and you need a place to stretch your legs? Pompeys Pillar is where I chose to do so. The central piece of the otherwise unnotable attraction is graffiti from William Clark of Lewis & Clark. It's the kind of thing that should be a silly roadside attraction rather than a National Monument. I kind of... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site as recently (1990's) taken over by BLM from private owners. The interpretative center gives one a nice sense of history (especially the Lewis/Clark Expedition) as well as archeological historians. I found it interesting that there were carving's even before Clark chiseled his name and date into the pillar. If possible, climb the steps to get a great view... More 

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Wattsburg
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71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this as an afterthought days before our trip. Easy to miss.....but don't. We arrived after it closed. However, the signage encouraged walking to the pillar 1/4 mile ahead. (While I do wish attractions would remain open past 5:00 in the summer, at least accommodations are made here to allow visitors in.) We missed the gift shop and any... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many times as we've driven by on the freeway, we finally had the time to stop at Pompey's Pillar National Monument and boy, are we glad we did! It is a beautiful site managed by the BLM in conjunction with the NPS. Notice the sidewalk that mimics the Yellowstone River....the beautiful visitor's center....very informative museum area...historical significance. It's just... More 

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Thank Rebecca1384
Sun Prairie
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176 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great national monument. Very nice visitor center and history of Lewis and Clark's expedition. There is a walkway/staircase up to the pillar and you can see the encased signature of Wm. Clark there. It was raining when we were there so we didn't spend as much time as we would have normally, but we're glad we stopped.

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Williston, North Dakota
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick five minute drive off interstate will bring you to this beautiful, clean, well up kept monument. Anyone curious about Lewis & Clark's journey will be pleased by all the effort that was put into preserving this special place. The local staff as well as volunteers were wonderful. We both were glad we stopped by to check it out!

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Thank harobikes
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after it was mentioned by our B & B host. Very glad we did! If you love history, this is a must see spot about Lewis & Clark & Sacagawea. We bought our $10 lifetime Senior pass for National parks & monuments at the gate. Then we proceeded to the visitors center for the short movie and exhibits... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is so worth the drive. They have a very nice museum & shop. It's all wheelchair accessible, except for the stairs up to the actual signature on the pillar. The staff was so friendly, & the tour guide was very knowledgeable. There are also local historians who are there regularly as volunteers. It's a beautiful area! The views... More 

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