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Washington Monument

A view of the Washington Monument surrounded by blooming cherry trees. Learn more about its history and why it was closed to the public for several years.

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20 overlooked national landmarks in the US that are worth a visit

Indian Mounds, nationwide Overshadowed by: An apparent educational basis in the study of Native American history Cool features: Burial mounds scattered across the country, with high concentrations along the Mississippi, belie the idea that North American Indians never created monumental structures. The mound pictured above is just outside Columbus, OH.


These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Rilke’s Bayon, Tetrameles nudiflora, in Ta Prohm, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Today, the late twelfth-century Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm stands in a semi-ruined state among forests and farmland. The structure is straddled by immense Tetrameles whose serpentine roots pry apart the ancient stones in a desperate journey to find soil. The temple provides a striking example of what the untamed tropical forest will do to even the mightiest monument when human hands are withdrawn.

Trees and Shrubs - Montezuma Castle National Monument (U.S. ...

Before Ellis Island, Castle Garden Immigration Station processed over 8 million people. It opened August 3, 1855 and closed April 18, 1890.

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World Culture for Kids: Munich, Germany

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Learn About America's First Official Immigration Center

Learn About America's First Official Immigration Center: Castle Clinton National Monument, Manhattan, NY

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Muir Woods National Monument

Trees, nature, running trails, an escape from the city.

While there are other, less crowded redwood groves in the Bay Area, Muir Woods National Monument is easily one of the best.

From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.

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