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Monuments in the U.S. Southeast You Should Visit in Your Lifetime

As mentioned in our coverage of monuments in the the Northwest and the Northeast, America is a young country, but it is still home to many amazing monuments. This is especially true of the southeast. There are plenty of tourist attractions that you and your family can explore in the southeastern region of the country.

Take a look at our list of monuments in the U.S. Southeast and select the ones that you will be visiting first.

Smokey Mountains National Park – Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Also known as America’s most visited national park, it is perfect for people who enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, and silent walks in nature. If you’re observant enough you will be lucky and see a diversity of wildlife that inhabit the park. 

Birth Home of Martin Luther King Jr. –  Atlanta, Ga.

A great place to visit for anyone who respects and genuinely admires Martin Luther King Jr. and his ambitious life. The museum is dedicated to the famous figure and has photographs and informative films put up inside for people to learn more about him. 

The New World of Coca Cola – Atlanta, Ga.

If you’re a fan of Coca-Cola and claim it to be the drink for you for life then you should take time out to visit this place. It’s a museum or more like a place dedicated to the history of Coca-Cola and how it gained so much popularity in a small number of years. 

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame – Birmingham, Ala.

Lovers of jazz music should head over to jazz hall of fame and feel honoured to be present among the names of history’s most celebrated jazz musicians. Alabama has a rich history to jazz music and the hall of fame leaves no marks in making sure that the rest of the country gets to know more about it. 

Graceland – Memphis, Tenn.

Do you listen to, “Can’t Help Falling in Love? on repeat? If yes, then visiting Graceland should excite you even more because this is the place you would want to be and witness what it was like to be in the presence of the singer and king of rock, Elvis Presley!

Monuments in the U.S. Northwest to Visit in Your Lifetime

The United States of America is rich with historical sites that attract tourists from home and abroad. From the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty, National Parks, and centuries-old buildings, these places provide context to what makes this country great. 

But speaking of monuments, in the Northwest, in particular, there are many places that every person should try to visit in their lifetime. These locations will make you forget all about your worries and leave you with a deep sense of awe. We already covered the Northeast, so you will want to check what you can find in the Northeast.

The 5 Notable Monuments in the Northwest America 

Cascade Siskiyou 

Location: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Ashland, Ore.

Cascade Siskiyou preserves a large area of land covered with thick and luscious forests and plantations. Established in the year 2002, this monument also forms a geographical connection between the Siskiyou Mountains in Southwestern Oregon and Northwestern California and the Cascade Range.

Admiralty Island National Monument 

Location: ABC Islands of Alaska.

Situated in the Alexander Archipelago, this island is one of the ABC islands of Alaska. It is also one of the seventh largest islands in all of America and is the 132nd Largest island in the world. Its forest consists of alpine and tundra trees. Admiralty Island was recognized as a national monument in the year 1978.

Hagerman Fossil Beds

Location: 221 N State St, Hagerman, Idaho. 

Established in the year 1988, this museum is also a national monument. It contains the largest collection of fossils of a unique species of horses, called the Hagerman horse. Since these horses roamed North America, the museum has dedicated its site as a showcase of all the fossils and remains of these horses. Along with Hagerman horses, you can also enjoy the fossils of more than 200 species of North America from prehistoric times. 

Craters of the Moon

Location: Idaho.

A memorable hike that will lead you into a cave of ice is what you can expect when you reach the Craters of the Moon. It is a national monument that was established in 1924. 

Lava Beds

Location: 1 Indian Well Hqts, Tulelake, Calif.

Lava Beds covered the largest area in the Cascade Range and was claimed as a national monument in the year 1925. There are more than 700 caves in this site of Northern California, which comprises of eruptions of volcanoes.