Experts on travel argue that some of the US's 129 national monuments aren't as well-known as they should be. These locations include old forts and fossils.
Located in Arizona. It is a hidden jewel that protects a world of unusual rock formations and has been named an International Dark Sky Park.
Colorado National Monument is a beautiful place that doesn't get enough attention. It has a 23-mile drive, red sandstone canyons, and wildlife.
Visit Arizona's Canyon de Chelly National Monument to see beautiful views, old pueblo ruins, and Navajo people. A hidden gem worth visiting.
At John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon, you can find fossils from 5 to 50 million years ago and go on beautiful excursions to learn about prehistoric America.
Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia offers unique American history, the largest stone fort, beach, eating, Visitor Center, and Casemate Museum.
Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers desert beauty, distinctive rock formations, and fewer visitors than nearby parks.
Colorado's Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument has prehistoric fossils and petrified redwood stumps. Beware of height and weather.
Western New Mexico's El Morro National Monument has beautiful sandstone formations, petroglyphs, and early visitors' writings.
The Moon's craters National Monument in Idaho is a strange and beautiful park with lava tubes and volcanic craters.