We love exploring the National Parks and all of the other amazing places in the National Park System. There are hundreds of National Monuments and sites to enjoy. We share details about all of the ones we have visited to make your visit a little easier.

Harry S Truman National Historic Site

The Harry S Truman National Historic Site is the Truman home located in Independence, Missouri. There are two locations for this national site: the house and a Visitor Center. You will want to visit both. It is free to visit the museum and to tour the home. Stop by the Harry…

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Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument, located just north of San Francisco, is a little slice of peace in a very busy part of the world. After the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, world leaders were brought to this grove of trees to work out a peace accord. This was because no…

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

We loved Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, but it does come with two warnings. First, this area is so close to the border with Mexico, that park literature (and rangers) remind you not to approach or pick up strangers and to keep your valuables locked up. Second, this national monument is…

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge is a little visited National Monument in Utah. The reason it is not visited as much as some of Utah’s better-known sites is that it is only accessible by boat or a very difficult hike. We visited by taking a long 50 mile boat ride from Bullfrog Marina south…

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Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument is a very busy historical site located off the freeway between Phoenix and Flagstaff. Because of its proximity to the freeway, the site is always busy, but it is really amazing to see. There are actually two parts to this national monument: the Castle and the Well.…

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