39 Monuments in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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39 Monuments to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Agua Fria National MonumentBlack Canyon City, AZ 85324, USA

Agua Fria National Monument is in the U.S. state of Arizona. There is over 450 distinct Native American structures have been recorded in the monument, some of large pueblos containing more than 100 rooms each. The enhanced protection status also provides greater habitat protection for the numerous plant and animal communities.

Alamo SquareAlamo Square, San Francisco, CA, USA

Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood and park in San Francisco, California. Its boundaries are not well-defined but are generally considered to be Webster Street on the east, Golden Gate Avenue on the north, Divisadero Street on the west, and Fell Street on the south. The well known postcard motif "Painted Ladies" is located in Alamo Square.

Alcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison that seized operations in the 1960s. Today the small island is open for tours.

Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional ParkBall's Bluff Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA

Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a battlefield area and a United States National Cemetery located northeast of Leesburg, Virginia.  The cemetery is the third smallest national cemetery in the United States. Fifty-four Union Army dead from the Battle of Ball's Bluff is interred in 25 graves in the half-acre plot.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA

A historic home in Fort Lauderdale. The property was originally acquired in 1895 by Hugh Taylor Birch, a successful Chicago lawyer, and given to his daughter Helen and her husband, artist Frederic Clay Bartlett, as a wedding gift in 1919. The principal buildings include; the main house, an art studio, a music studio and a guest house. They are all of vernacular architecture, designed by Bartlett. The estate is 35.4 acres (14.3 ha). It includes 100 feet (30 m) of beach.

Bradbury Building304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

An architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork.

Cabrillo National Monument1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. This event marked the first time a European expedition had set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States.

Desert View WatchtowerGrand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

It is a 70-foot-tall circular structure called Desert View Watchtower, also known as the Indian Watchtower, that grabs the attention of the many who visit the area. The building was strategically designed by Mary Colter in 1932. This magnificent structure offers one of the most spectacular views that overlook the eastern end of the Grand Canyon National Park.

Double Barrel Cannon301 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA

The double-barreled cannon is an American Civil War-era experimental weapon and is now a modern landmark located in Athens, Georgia. While originally built for warfare, the cannon never saw battle.

Fort Frederica National Monument6515 Frederica Rd, St Simons, GA 31522, USA

Fort Frederica National Monument, on St. Simons Island, Georgia, preserves the archaeological remnants of a fort and town built by James Oglethorpe between 1736 and 1748 to protect the southern boundary of the British colony of Georgia from Spanish raids. About 630 British troops were stationed at the fort.

Fort Zachary Taylor601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040, USA

A Florida State Park and National Historic Landmark centered on a Civil War-era fort located near the southern tip of Key West, Florida. In 1968, volunteers led by Howard S. England excavated Civil War guns and ammunition buried in long-abandoned parts of the fort, which was soon discovered to house the nation's largest collection of Civil War cannons.

Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, USA

One of the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world, and one which definitely is most photographed.

Grand Canyon VillageGrand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

Grand Canyon Village, located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Northern Arizona, holds some of the best scenic overlooks in the park.The village contains numerous landmark buildings, and its historic core is a National Historic Landmark District, designated for its outstanding implementation of town design.

Hollywood SignLos Angeles, CA 90068, USA

American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood. "HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 45-foot (13.7 m) tall white capital letters and is 350 feet (106.7 m) long. Visitors can hike to the sign.

Horton HouseRiverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA

Horton House is a historic site on Riverview Drive in Jekyll Island, Georgia which was originally constructed in 1743 by Major William Horton, a top military aide to General James Oglethorpe.  This structure has been meticulously preserved over the past 100 years as an example of coastal Georgia building techniques and as one of the oldest surviving buildings in the state.

Ironwood Forest National MonumentInterstate 10, Tucson, AZ 85756, USA

Ironwood Forest National Monument is located in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. A significant concentration of ironwood trees is found in the monument, along with two federally recognized endangered animal and plant species. More than 200 Hohokam and Paleo-Indian archaeological sites have been identified in the monument, dated between 600 and 1450.

Jerome State Historic Park100 Douglas Rd, Jerome, AZ 86331, USA

Jerome State Historic Park is a state park of Arizona, US, featuring the Douglas Mansion, built in 1916 by a family of influential mining entrepreneurs in Jerome, Arizona, a mining region in the northeast of the Black Hills, east Yavapai County. A museum is located in the old Douglas Mansion.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA

This is a monument of the former United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. It lies in the block bounded by Main, Record, Commerce, and Market Streets. A historically important place and a lot of people comes this place and spend some valuable time here.

Kingsley Plantation11676 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32226, USA

Site of a former estate that was named for an early owner, Zephaniah Kingsley, who spent 25 years there. The plantation was originally 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), most of which has been taken over by forest; the structures and grounds of the park now comprise approximately 60 acres (242,811.385 m2). The most prominent features of Kingsley Plantation are the owner's house—a structure of architectural significance built probably between 1797 and 1798 that is cited as being the oldest surviving plantati

Montezuma Castle National MonumentMontezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, AZ, USA

Montezuma Castle National Monument protects a set of well-preserved dwellings located in Camp Verde, Arizona which was built and used by the Sinagua people, a pre-Colombian culture closely related to the Hohokam and other indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States.