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Worden, Montana: Pompey's Pillar

A 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

Address:
Hwy 312, Worden, MT
Directions:
East of Billings, I-94 exit 23 north onto Old Hwy 312, right at entrance.
Hours:
Dawn to 4:40 pm when gate closes. Interpretive Center: May-Sep 9-6. Winter - closed. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
406-875-2400
Admission:
Vehicle fee.
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Pompey's Pillar

Entry gate closes at 4:30pm. Will have to walk if you want to see it up close.

[Michelle, 07/15/2023]

Pompeys Pillar.

Pompey's Pillar

Between dawn and dusk, one can park before the gate and walk to the pillar if the gate is closed. Marmots are active in the off-hours, waddling on the lawn near the interpretive center, and even climbing on the rocks.

[Nat Collins, 08/17/2021]
Pompey's Pillar

The rangers are very friendly and even walked us around to the front of the pillar to view some of the "graffiti" and carvings on the highway-facing side. Also spotted a huge owl hiding out in a cave.

[Jeremy, 07/11/2017]
Pompey's Pillar

Fantastic stop, especially if you're a fan of the Lewis and Clark expedition! A quaint, lovely, beautiful, well-cared for monument that costs only $7 per car. Don't miss it.

[J, 08/10/2015]
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]

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