The 10 most popular U.S. national monuments include historic places ranging from forts used in the War of 1812 to sacred indigenous spaces and ancient buildings. The travel app Visited calculates the most visited U.S. national monuments based on user data from over 1.5 million travelers.
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- Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York City is the most visited monument in the world. The statue of Lady Liberty stands as a symbol of freedom on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.
- Muir Woods National Monument includes stunning old-growth redwood trees towering in the Golden Gate Recreational Area, located north of San Francisco, California.
- Fort Sumter National Monument is a historic sea fort built that was the site of the first battle of the U.S. Civil War. The fort is located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.
- Colorado National Monument is a tribute to the American West near Grand Junction, Colorado. The vast arid landscape includes red rock canyons and towering monoliths.
- Devils Tower National Monument – also known as Bear Lodge – is a sacred place to many indigenous tribes. The unique butte is nestled in the Black Hills in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming.
6. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is one of the world’s largest natural bridges known for its colorful, red-hued rock formations and expansive reach. The bridge is located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in southern Utah.
7. Montezuma Castle National Monument preserves ancient housing built by indigenous people in the desert of Camp Verde, Arizona, between AD 100 and 1425. Discover artifacts and learn about the Sinagua people at the ancient site.
8. Fort McHenry National Monument is a historic fort in Baltimore, Maryland, that played an instrumental part in defending the country from attack by the British in the War of 1812.
9. Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument includes a complex marine ecosystem with coral reefs and over 12,708 acres of submerged marine habitat located off Saint John, Virgin Islands.
10. George Washington Birthplace National Monument is where the first president of the U.S. – George Washington – grew up in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The former Popes Creek Plantation was home to the Washington Family, where the first president was born.
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