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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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Address: Pompeys Pillar, MT
Phone Number: 4068752400

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This natural formation would be well worth seeing in its own right. For me it was especially meaningful to see the signature of William Clark. This is probably the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mark F
Charleston, United States
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Charleston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This natural formation would be well worth seeing in its own right. For me it was especially meaningful to see the signature of William Clark. This is probably the most important site on the entire route of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The visitors' center is quite nice. The nearby Huntley Project Museum was also well worth seeing.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rangers and volunteers here are second to none. They are friendly and knowledgeable and provided a great stop on a long road trip for our family of 5. They did an especially good job of relating to our kids (age range from 4 - 9 years old) and helping them enjoy themselves.

Thank ajhendren
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having read the Lewis and Clark chronicles and stopping at many of the interpretive centers, this was one I wanted to see. It's easy access off the highway, and a short walk to see Clark's signature - the only physical evidence left of their amazing trip.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We pulled off here by chance while traveling through and were very happy with the stop. This is not run by the National Park Service, but by the BLM. The informative center is interesting and my kids (13,11&9) all enjoyed it too. We all learned something about the Lewis and Clark expedition while here. The Rangers were highly informative and... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by Pompey's Pillar on the way to Billings and got there just in time for a Ranger tour. What an informative tour. The Ranger was great. Plenty to see in the visitors center but make sure you take the Ranger tour. He filled us in on all kinds of history of the area before leading us up the 200... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a great education from a ranger at this place. She really knew her stuff and was interested in you learning what you wanted to learn from this site. The jaunt up the stairs to Clark's inscription was wonderful. The volunteer there was even more wonderful. He was knowledgeable about the site. The jaunt from Clark's inscription to the... More 

Thank Peter S
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the signs as we approached the exit and decided to take a chance. Had no idea what we were in for and what a treat it was! The new visitor center in fantastic and has great displays as well as a small gift shop. The walk to the top is made much easier by the new steps. Seeing... More 

Thank TheGambianRPCV
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This stop doesn't take too long, but it was one of the highlights of my trip. We had been here before, but now there is a great visitor center with some wonderful displays. The lighted map is exceptional (and I wish I had had my own copy of it when I was reading through Undaunted Courage). The weather was brutally... More 

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, uncrowded site. Featured attraction is the bluff where William Clark signed his name -- among other petroglphys. Be sure to walk all the way to the top of the easily climbed steps for a great view. Excellent volunteers added to the experience. It's in a park, with trails (not too large). If you take the outer trail near... More 

Thank Kalpr
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pompey's Pillar is at exit 23 off I 94,28 miles east of Billings and it is a sandstone rock beside the Yellowstone River on which many people have made their mark.. William Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition stopped here in 1806 carved his name on the rock and named the rock after Sacagawea's son. There is an interesting... More 

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