The United States owns around 130 national monuments spread across its 50 states, all of which showcase historical, cultural or ecological importance. So, whenever you're visiting the United States, don't forget to stop by these must-visit national monuments to make your U.S. trip worthwhile.
The most famous national monument in the U.S. is situated on the Liberty Island in New York.
Statue of Liberty
Standing 555 ft tall on the National Mall, this is the tallest obelisk in the world.
This 1,558 m tall iconic butte in Wyoming is the first national monument of the U.S.
A colossal sculpture of faces portrays George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, was carved brilliantly on the Mount Rushmore.
A part of Tongass National Forest near Ketchikan, this 2,294,343 acres of wilderness area has been a national monument since 1978.
A historic sea fort in Charleston which has witnessed two eminent battles of the American Civil War.
A redwood forest neighboring the Pacific coast in Marine County, it boasts the giant coast redwood trees.
The semi-circular sandstone fort in Manhattan, is also a part of National Register of Historic Places since 1966.