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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Pompeys Pillar, MT
+1 406-875-2400
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Only personal mark left by Corp of Discovery

Historically significant in that William Clark carved his initials and the date of his visit into... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ronald L
Longmont, United States
Interesting -historic

Nicely maintained park on the small side so easily covered jn an hour. Visitor's Center was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lynn L
Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday

Historically significant in that William Clark carved his initials and the date of his visit into this rock outcropping. This was the only physical mark left by a member of the Lewis and Clark team as they traveled to the Pacific Ocean and back. Samples...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nicely maintained park on the small side so easily covered jn an hour. Visitor's Center was delightful and educational without bring overbearing. Well maintained landscaping snd buildings. Opportunities for locals or pre-planners to enjoy lectures snd fun days.

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd read Undaunted Courage about the Lewis and Clark expedition, but somehow this site, located about 20 miles east of Billings, escaped me. The site of Clark's signature is wonderful, and the visitor center is informative and enjoyable. If you're interested in American history, this...More

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed 1 week ago

When Lewis and Clark were on their Journey of Discovery they were encouraged to leave their mark to establish ownership of the land. It belong to US, not the French or Spanish or anyone else. Pompey Pillar is the only spot you can still one...More

Thank cityglow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from Billings and reasonably priced by vehicle so not expensive for a family. The history of Lewis and Clark's expedition through the area at the visitor's center is educational and the view from the top is outstanding. Wear comfortable shoes if you plan...More

Thank Harold D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea this place existed until I saw advertisement for it on a state tourist placard. It is absolutely worth the side trip. The stairs really aren't bad if you're physically capable of going up and down (about 100 to the signature and...More

Thank Swimfins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short drive from Billings and worth every minute. Small charge by the vehicle. Take the trip through the visitors center and the short hike to the top. The views are incredible. WARNING.. the historic journals talk about the relentless mosquitos. Take "skeeter" spray. They were...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop at the site with the only permanent record of the greatest journey in American history. See William Clark's name and date carved in this beautiful bluff overlooking the Yellowstone River. Bill, you came a long way from St. Louie.

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Billings and heard about this place, about 28 miles to the northeast. I was not too enthusiastic about driving out to see Captain William Clark's signature from 1806 he carved in a rock on the return trip of the Lewis and Clark...More

2  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Pompey's Pillar is a hidden gem, which is nice in that it is not too crowded. A nice visitor center with exhibits and an exhibition on animals from Montana is nice. Aside from the historic significance of William Clark's signature, the view of the Yellowstone...More

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