In 1806, William Clark visited Pompeys Pillar while separated from Meriwether Lewis, as the immense sandstone bluff drew in Clark and his exploration party. After climbing the bluff, Clark’s crew spied Native American petroglyph markings on the bluff and observed bison, elk and wolves from the summit.

Don’t Miss…

Get in your step workout by scaling the wooden stairs to Clark’s preserved signature in the soft sandstone of the bluff. Have a picnic amongst the cottonwoods at the edge of the Yellowstone River. Explore the impressive interpretive center, and then get your wiggles out by running through the river walk trails.

Stay + Explore…

Billings is centrally located to both Pompeys Pillar and Little BIghorn Battlefield. Splurge on a room at the Northern Hotel in downtown BIllings and hit up the Reef Water Park to cool off with the kids. If camping under the stars is more your speed, Grandview Campground is just 15 minutes from Little Bighorn with comfortable amenities. Grab a slice of apple pie or one of their “world famous” cinnamon rolls at Stella’s Kitchen & Bakery in Billings to fuel up for exploring!

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