George Washington, the Grecian gods and Booker T. Washington were before our time,
but we can study their achievements through monuments erected in their honor. Man-made and natural monuments
make great destinations on any vacation.
To honor Americans who died fighting for our country, the U.S.
has erected memorials to the soldiers of Vietnam, Korea and both World Wars.
Some of the most impressive are showcased in Washington D.C. Tripspot.com
provides a link to many military monuments. Most sit along the
National Mall, including the soon-to-be
completed World War II monument.
The Wild West
Old Forts, State and National Monuments of New Mexico outlines the highlights of the New
Mexico desert, including Fort Selden, the childhood home of General Douglas
MacArthur. The Lincoln State Monument, just east of Capitan, N.M., hosts a reenactment of
Billy the Kid's escape every August.
The stoic faces of Mount Rushmore form one of the
most recognized symbols of American history. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum carved
the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and
Abraham Lincoln into the South Dakota rock. Visitors will appreciate
the access provided by the new Presidential Trail, a boardwalk that
winds close to the monument.