Worden, Montana: Pompey's PillarA bulge of rock, 150 ft. tall sandstone butte, along the Yellowstone River. Early Native Americans and Lewis and Clark thought it would be a great place to leave graffiti.
Pompeys Pillar National Historic Landmark
- Hwy 312, Worden, MT
- East of Billings, I-94 exit 23 north onto Old Hwy 312, right at entrance.
- Dawn to dusk. Interpretive Center: May-Sep 9-6, (Call to verify)
- Vehicle fee.
Visitor Tips and News About Pompey's Pillar
After 6 pm you are not allowed past the gate approximately a half mile from the pillar. This is also a fee area.[Heather, 07/24/2013]
Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at this massive sandstone mesa that rises 150 feet on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Clark marked his presence by engraving his name and the date of his visit on the rock. This simple inscription is the only remaining on-site physical evidence of Lewis and Clark's epic journey.[Debi Baker, 07/23/2012]
National monument, rock formation with Native American petroglyphs and the signature of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition.[Karen McCauley, 07/23/2012]