A United States National Monument is a protected area that is similar to a national park. They can be created from any land owned or controlled by the federal government.

A United States National Memorial is a designation for an officially recognized area that memorializes a historic person or event.

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Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located on the Alaska Peninsula, 450 miles southwest of Anchorage, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is inaccessible by road. Notoriously bad weather makes access to Aniakchak unpredictable. Drop-offs and/or pick-ups may be significantly delayed. Phone (907) 246-3305 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails

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Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The National Monument is centered along the Arkansas River between the communities of Buena Vista and Salida. Phone 719-539-8500 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas | Plan Your

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Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Oregon Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Phone 541-618-2200 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Oregon Campgrounds Hiking Trails Oregon Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Oregon Recreation Areas The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was created to protect an array of biological, geological, hydrological, archeological and historic resources. Although important individually, collectively these resources

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First State National Monument, Delaware Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Seven sites make up First State National Historical Park in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. For details and directions for each site, please visit the visitor centers page below. Phone (302) 544-6363 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING Campground Reservations Delaware Campgrounds Hiking Trails Delaware

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Fort Ord National Monument, California Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Creekside Terrace Trailhead is just off Highway 68 near the intersection of Reservation Road and Portola Road. Badger Hills Trailhead is just off Highway 68 six miles east of Salinas, CA. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations California Campgrounds

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Mojave Trails National Monument, California Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. This is eastern entrance to the monument. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations California

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Navajo National Monument, Arizona Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Drive 9 Miles at the end of AZ Highway 564, off US Highway 160. Phone (928) 672-2700 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING Campground Reservations Arizona Campgrounds Hiking Trails Arizona Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Arizona Recreation Areas | Navajo National Monument Official Website | Navajo National Monument

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Pullman National Monument, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions For detailed directions please visit the park’s website. Phone (773) 468-9310 Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds Hiking Trails Illinois Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Illinois Recreation Areas | Pullman National Monument Official Website | Pullman National Monument Map In a growing Chicago neighborhood, diverse people and stories intertwine. All were

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Tule Lake National Monument, California Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The visitor center is located at the Tulelake – Butte Valley Fairgrounds at 800 Main St. Tulelake, CA 96134 Phone 5302600537or5306678113 Campground Reservations California Campgrounds Hiking Trails California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas | Tule Lake National Monument Official Website | Tule Lake National Monument Map

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Wupatki National Monument, Arizona Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments are connected by loop road FR-545. Visitors can enter the loop road near mile markers 430 (Sunset Crater Volcano) and 444 (Wupatki) on U.S. Highway 89. Phone 9286792365 or 9288561705 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Arizona Campgrounds Hiking Trails Arizona Hiking

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