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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Jewel Cave National Monument

Hidden beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota is the subterranean world of Jewel Cave National Monument, where countless crystal formations sparkle with the brilliance of gems. Learn more about family vacations to Jewel Cave National Monument.

Pipestone National Monument

In the western slope of the Coteau des Prairie in southwestern Minnesota are quarries of a soft stone, ranging in color from mottled pink to brick red, that is considered sacred to the Plains Indians. Check out vacations to Pipestone National Monument.

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Rising 800 feet above the plains in Nebraska, Scotts Bluff served as a prominent landmark for early travelers. Learn about vacations to Scotts Bluff National Monument, a massive promontory that formed after the uplifting of the Rocky Mountains.

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.

Castle Clinton National Monument

Castle Clinton National Monument, at the tip of Manhattan, has had a long and varied existence. The fortress was built from 1808 and 1811, one of a series of forts to protect New York City from British aggression. Read about Castle Clinton vacations.

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.