NATIONAL MEMORIALS

America's national memorials commemorate historic people, places, and events. Enjoy the guided tours, films and exhibits that many memorials have to offer.
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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

At the edge of the Gila Wilderness, the nation's first designated wilderness area is where the ancient Mogollon people built their homes in the cliffs of the Gila River Valley. Learn more about Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

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  • Mount Rushmore Memorial: What to Know Before You Go

    Mount Rushmore Memorial: What to Know Before You Go

    Mount Rushmore is a colossal memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The work of gifted sculptor Gutzon Borglum it was to become the world's largest mountain sculpture. See more »

  • Travel the World: White House

    Travel the World: White House

    The White House is perhaps the most famous residence in the world. It's a massive building with a pretty checkered history -- would you expect any less from a place that's housed every president since 1800 and is thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country? See more »

  • National Monuments

    National Monuments

    Fossil beds, ancient ruins and war monuments are just a few historic landmarks you'll explore on our National Monuments page. Find unique vacation spots, indulge your curiosity and learn some history as you plan your next trip. See more »

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

    Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

    Under the grass-covered hills along the Niobrara River in western Nebraska lies a rich concentration of 19-million-year-old fossils, first discovered by Captain James Cook. Read about Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. See more »

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

    Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

    Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, authorized in 1965, marks the site where native peoples of the Texas Panhandle made their tools and weapons. Check out the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. See more »

  • Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

    Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

    Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is made up of 586000 acres of pristine Alaska wilderness. Still considered active Aniakchak is a volcanic area on which visitors can hike climb and explore the caldera's windswept plains cinder cones and lava fields. See more »

  • Booker T. Washington National Monument

    Booker T. Washington National Monument

    Booker T. Washington National Monument holds replica of the former home of the famous black educator, philosopher, and civil rights leader. Read about Booker T. Washington National Monument. See more »

  • Buck Island Reef National Monument

    Buck Island Reef National Monument

    Buck Island Reef National Monument is one of the nation's few underwater parks with both a barrier island and one of the Caribbean's most beautiful barrier reefs. Check out Buck Island Reef National Monument. See more »

  • Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo National Monument

    The Cabrillo National Monument is a memorial to Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo who, in 1542, set out to find the island of California. Rodriguez heard the land was inhabited by lusty Amazon women with swords of gold. Learn about the Cabrillo National Monument. See more »

  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument

    Cape Krusenstern National Monument

    Alaska's CapeKrusenstern continues to sustain native Eskimos, who hunt, fish, and trap within the monument's 660,000 acres, as they have done for thousands of years. Read about Cape Krusenstern National Monument. See more »

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