Pompeys Pillar National Monument in Montana
Thirty miles East of Billings, Pompey’s Pillar Stands one hundred fifty feet above the Yellowstone River in this beautiful Bureau of Land Management Park. Nestled among prime Yellowstone River Valley farm land and a lush Cotton Wood forest this Central Montana treasure is crisscrossed with trails along the Yellowstone.
Approaching the massive sandstone National Monument a board walk allows visitors to climb to the top of this commanding view of the Yellowstone River Valley and see Captain William Clark and his crew’s famous signatures left on his journey back to St. Louis in July 25 1806. It is easy to imagine the band of explorers looking over the valley with their dugout canoes parked below along the river shore.
The Visitor Center and gift shop includes a very interesting museum with regular re-enactments and interpretive specialists exhibition, acting out the history of historic treasure. It is an absolute must see if traveling on I-94 through Montana or to just take a quick day trip from Billings for tourists and locals alike.
InsideMT produced some really nice advertising and promotion media for Pompeys Pillar on contract from the Montana Office of Tourism. Stroll around this beautiful Montana treasure in the interactive tour below.