Billings, Montana
Clark’s return:July 24, 1806

At Blue Creek on the western edge of today’s Billings, Sgt. Pryor and his men drive the horse herd across the Yellowstone River, with Clark’s return party ferrying the men across. Pryor’s party heads off to the Mandans to trade horses for supplies. After camping here overnight, Clark’s group arrives the next day at the sandstone formation he names “Pompys Tower,” from his nickname for Sacagawea’s son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau.

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Tourism resources

Billings Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
815 S. 27th St., Billings, MT 59101
800-735-2635

 

 

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lewis and clark attractions

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
near Billings, MT: I-94 exit 23
406-875-2233
“...at 4 P M arrived at a remarkable rock...which I shall call Pompy’s Tower...” Clark writes in his journal today. (The first editor of the expedition journals changed tower to pillar.) On the 200-foot-tall sandstone monolith, Clark carves his own name and the date—the only surviving physical sign of the expediton’s path. Stairs lead up to his signature. Park includes a picnic area.

 

 

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more historical attractions

Western Heritage Center
2822 Montana Ave. Billings, MT 59101
406-256-6809
Yellowstone River history and culture are themes of changing exhibits.

 

 

Yellowstone Art Museum
401 N. 27 St., Billings, MT
406-256-6804
Changing exhibits by regional artists, a Will James collection, and a permanent collection of contemporary and Western art are housed in the former county jail.

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hotels and motels
Best Western Billings
5610 S. Frontage Road, Billings, MT 59101
406-248-9800
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Holiday Inn Grand Montana
5500 Midland Rd., Billings, MT 59101
406-238-8950
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Kelly Inn
5425 Midland Rd, Billings, MT 59101
406-252-2700
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Ramada Limited
1345 Mullowney Ln., Exit 446, Billings, MT 59101
406-252-2584
800-2-RAMADA
 

 
Sheraton Billings Hotel
27 N. 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 252-7400
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