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The world's famous landmarks inspire wonder and have been celebrated for centuries. Learn more about famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal.

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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Between A.D. 1100 and 1250, the Sinagua built more than 300 small rooms of stone and mud into the limestone cliffs of Walnut Canyon. A rugged trail leads to the ruins of 24 cliff dwellings. Read more about Walnut Canyon National Monument.

Wupatki National Monument

WupatkiNational Monument, proclaimed in 1924, has more than 35,000 acres of archaeological ruins. The main ruin at Wupatki is a three-story pueblo. Read about Wupatki National Monument.

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.

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.

Fossil Butte National Monument

Some 50 million years ago, Fossil Butte in Wyoming was submerged under a lake 50 miles long and 20 miles wide. Eventually the lake dried up, leaving behind the rock where the center of the lake once was. Check out Fossil Butte National Monument.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Want to take a trip back in time? While fossil beds that extend over five million years are rare, the three units of this monument preserve a 65-million-year record of plant and animal life. Learn about the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Oregon Caves National Monument

Few caves in the National Park System offer a more stunning array of geological formations than Oregon Caves, known as the "marble halls of Oregon." Learn about Oregon Caves National Monument.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Fort Vancouver was built in 1825 as headquarters for the Hudson Bay Company's fur-trading operation on the Pacific Coast. It became the economic, social, and cultural hub of the Oregon Country. Read about Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Fort Laramie National Historic Site lies near the confluence of the North Platte and Laramie rivers and preserves the first permanent white settlement in Wyoming. Learn about Fort Laramie National Historic Site.

Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

The Grant-Kohrs Ranch in western Montana was once one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States. It harkens back to the days when the range was unfenced and seemingly endless. Read more about Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.

Pinnacles National Monument

The russet spires and crags of PinnaclesNational Monument, south of the San Francisco Bay area, provide an ideal sanctuary, both for people and birds of prey. Learn more about Pinnacles National Monument.

Pipe Spring National Monument

In 1870, Brigham Young visited an oasis in the parched Arizona Strip. He quickly recognized Pipe Spring's potential as a cattle ranch made plans to build a fort to protect the valuable water supply. Read more about Pipe Spring National Monument.

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

One of the seven wonders of the world can be found in the canyon-lands of southeastern Utah. RainbowBridge is the world's largest natural bridge, standing 290 feet tall and spanning 275 feet. Check out Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

The peaks, cinder cones, and lava flows of Sunset Crater represent a long period of volcanic activity. The last eruption occurred about 900 years ago, forming the cinder cone with its summit crater. Check out Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

High on the steep slopes of Utah's Wasatch Range, three limestone caves pierce 11,750-foot Mt. Timpanogos. Inside are a variety of intricate structures left behind from mineral deposits over millions of years. Check out Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Visitors to Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument see proof of nature's resourcefulness, from the kangaroo rat, which drinks no water yet thrives in the arid climate, to the creosote bush, which makes its own natural herbicide.

Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument preserves an estimated 25,000 historic and prehistoric images along the West Mesa escarpment, making it one of the world's largest collections of rock carvings. Read about Petroglyph National Monument.

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

The Allegheny Portage Railroad, completed in 1834, was a system of mountain rails, reducing the travel time from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to four days instead of 23. Read more about Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.

Fords Theatre National Historic Site

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre and shot President Abraham Lincoln. Read about Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Famous Landmarks

The world's famous landmarks inspire wonder -- from lost cities to elegant houses of worship. Explore some of the world's greatest landmarks.

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park luxury in 1882. He grew up in the family home, returned to raise his children, and was buried there, with his wife, in the rose garden. Read about the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.

Adams National Historical Park

Just south of Boston, in the small city of Quincy, is the Adams National Historical Park, former home to five generations of the Adams family, including two Presidents. Learn more about Adams National Historical Park.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site presents the two phases of Hoover's life -- his Quaker upbringing and his long public career -- in the setting of a late-nineteenth-century Iowa farm community. Read about Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Abraham Lincoln's frame house in Springfield, Illinois, is the only residence our sixteenth President ever owned. Read about the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

James A. Garfield National Historic Site

In 1880, more than 17,000 people from around the country traveled to Mentor, Ohio, to hear James A. Garfield campaign for the presidency from his front porch. The 30-room mansion is now preserved as the James A. Garfield National Historic Site.