10 National Monuments Everyone Needs to Visit at Least Once

You’ve started a list of national parks you want to visit this year. Maybe you’ve added the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park.

But have you considered visiting some national monuments on your travels? If not, you’re missing out. Let’s take a look at ten national monuments everyone needs to see at least once.

National monuments usually have historical, scientific, or cultural significance. They protect the natural history of the United States and human history.

Located in Chinle, Arizona, Canyon de Chelly National Monument celebrates the ancient peoples of the Hopi and Navajo tribes.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument


Visitors can explore the hikes, caves, and scenic overlooks while learning more about the Snake River Plain.

Craters of the Moon National Monument


Considered sacred by the native people of the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower National Monument is a sight to behold.

Devil’s Tower National Monument


Here you’ll see more than 200 mounds built by the Native Americans in the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

Effigy Mounds National Monument


Montezuma Castle functioned as an apartment building today with twenty rooms that originally belonged to multiple families.

Montezuma Castle National Monument


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