Do You Know The Location Of These Famous US Monuments?

By: Bambi Turner
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From sea to shining sea, America is filled with monuments to its past, from protected sites that tell the story of ancient people, to statues erected to honor some of the country's most celebrated heroes. Take our quiz to see if you can match these monuments to the state where each is located.

Located in southwest Colorado, Chimney Rock National Monument includes both natural and man-made wonders. In addition to towering rock formations, the area is home to at least 200 rooms carved out by Pueblo Indians roughly 1,000 years ago.

Established as a National Monument in 1939, Maryland's Fort McHenry sits at the entrance to Baltimore Harbor. It played a key role in the War of 1812, and happens to be the spot where Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to the "Star Spangled Banner."

Situated in northwest New Mexico, the Aztec Ruins National Monument includes dwellings built around the 11th century. Despite its name, the area has nothing to do with Aztec culture, and was actually constructed by ancient Puebloans.

Located in Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument includes the childhood home of the iconic inventor. It was the first National Monument to honor an African-American, and also the first dedicated to a person other than a U.S. President.

In Birmingham, Alabama you can visit the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. Established in 2017, the site recognizes the key role that the city played in the Civil Rights Movement.

South Carolina's Fort Sumter National Monument sits at Charleston Harbor. The first shots of the Civil War were fired at this southern sea fort, and the fort was surrendered by the Union the very next day.

New Mexico's Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument sits within the state's Gila National Forest. In the 13th century, it was home to hundreds of Mogollon people, who carved their homes into the cliffs.

From 1943 to 1946, Honouliuli on Hawaii's island of Oahu served as an internment and POW camp. More than 4,000 people were imprisoned at the camp during WWII, and it was declared a National Monument in 2015 by Barrack Obama.

New Mexico's Petroglyph National Monument encompasses more than 24,000 ancient images carved into rock. Some are more than 3,000 years old, while others date back to the Spanish explorers of the 16th century.

The Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York is home to the famous statue -- a gift to the U.S. from France in the 19th century. It also includes Ellis Island, where thousands of immigrants entered the U.S. melting pot for the first time in decades past.

The September 11 National Memorial in New York City commemorates those lost in both the 1993 bombing and the 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center.

Located in lower Manhattan, the African Burial Ground National Monument contains the remains of more than 400 African-Americans. It was once the largest African burial ground in the U.S., and contains mostly the remains of enslaved individuals.

Southeast of Bakersfield, California sits the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument. Once the headquarters of the United Farm Workers, it was also Chavez's home from the '70s through the early '90s.

So-named because of its otherworldly appearance, Craters of the Moon National Monument is located in Idaho along the Snake River. The lava fields and other volcanic features resemble the cratered surface of the moon.

The George Washington Birthplace National Monument is situated in northeast Virginia.. The first president was born here and lived here as a teen on a plantation owned by his great grandfather.

Wyoming's Devils Tower National Monument was the first U.S. National Monument when it was establihsed in 1906. Part of the Black Hills, the iconic rock formation rises more than 1,200 feet above the Belle Fourche River.

Nebraska's Homestead National Monument celebrates the Homestead Act of 1862, which allowed citizens to claim public lands for living and farming. The monument site in Nebraska represents what is recognized as one of the first parcels of land claimed under the Act.

Established in 1982 after the 1980 eruption, Mount St. Helens National Monument in Washington includes land set aside for recreation and research.

Pullman National Monument in Chicago, Illinois was the site of the first planned industrial community in the U.S. -- where workers made Pullman cars for the railroad. It is also the site of the infamous Pullman strike in 1894.

New York's Stonewall National Monument pays homage to the LGBT community. It was the site of riots in 1969, and also considered a key location in the fight for LGBT rights in the U.S.

New Mexico's White Sands National Monument consists of white gypsum sand dunes baking under the sun of the Chihuahuan desert. Visitors flock to the site to see the dunes, and also to watch missile launches at the nearby Missile Range.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is the first memorial dedicated to an African-American leader to be located on the National Mall in D.C. It features the Stone of Hope -- a large piece of granite carved with the image of Dr. King.

Liberty Memorial National Monument in Missouri opened in 1926 to honor those lost in WWI. It features a 217 foot tall tower that appears to bear an eternal flame at the top.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial sits in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Completed in 1941, it features the faces of Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson carved into the mountain.

More than 2,000 people died in 1889 when a major dam broke in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Dedicated in 1964, the Johnstown Flood Memorial commemorates the disaster.

Around 1900, the Wright Brothers conducted the first sustained flights in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Today the Wright Brothers National Memorial sits on the site to honor their achievement.

Designated a National Memorial in 1943, the Jefferson Memorial is in Washington DC. Known for its neoclassical dome, the structure honors the third president, who also founded the University of Virginia.

Located near the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC, Arlington House is a memorial dedicated to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It honors not only his military prowess but also his dedication to peace and unification of the country after the Civil War ended.

The Washington Monument National Memorial is a tribute to George Washington, the first U.S. President. Located in Washington DC, the 555 foot marble obelisk was dedicated in 1885.

Located in Washington DC's West Potomac Park, the Korean War Veterans Memorial honors those who fought in the Korean conflict. Dedicated in 1995, it features a unique design of a triangle intersecting a massive circle.

One of the largest monuments in the U.S. isn't actually a monument at all, but a memorial to the Native Americans of the southeast United States. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. It pays homage to Native Americans forced out of their homes and sent to live west of the Mississippi during the early 19th century.

When the Japanese attacked the USS Arizona in 1941, they helped propel the U.S. into WWII. Today the remains of the sunken ship sit in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, commemorating the more than 1,000 sailors killed that day.

The Lincoln National Memorial sits at the west end of the National Mall in Washington DC. Dedicated in 1922, it honors the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Memorial sits near the National Mall in Washington DC. Dedicated to the 32nd president, it consists of four rooms -- one for each of FDR's terms in office.

The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial is dedicated to the famous writer, inventor and political leader. Located inside The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, the memorial features a 30-ton sculpture of Franklin measuring more than 20 feet tall.

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial commemorates the Louisiana Purchase and the westward expansion of the U.S. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the most recognized element of the Memorial is the famous Gateway Arch.

More than three million visitors view the Vietnam Veteran's National Memorial in Washington DC each year. The site sits just off the National Mall, and features the names of those lost in the Vietnam conflict.

Sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, lived on this Indiana farm from 1816 to 1830. Today the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial commemorates his childhood home and holds the graves of his mother and several other family members.

In 2016, a jury selected a design called "The Weight of Sacrifice" for the new National WWI Memorial. The memorial will be placed in Pershing Park in Washington, DC.

French explorer and priest, Father John Marquette, established some of the first European settlements in Michigan in the 17th century. Today the Father John Marquette National Memorial pays homage to Marquette and his contributions to history.

Alaska's Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve was designated a National Monument in 1978. Located on the Aleutian Range in Southwest Alaska, the site gets very few visitors due to its remote location and harsh climate.

In 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to set foot on what is now the west coast of the U.S. The Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego honors his legacy.

The Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument celebrates the advancement of suffrage and other women's' rights. It is home to the headquarters of the National Women's Party and is named for two of the party's most celebrated leaders.

Located in Colorado's Montezuma County, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument honors ancient Puebloans who lived around the 10th century. It contains the largest concentration of archaeological sites in the U.S., many of which are still unexplored.

Dedicated in 1916, the Capulin Volcano National Monument is located in New Mexico. The extinct volcano features a spiral road so that visitors can drive to the top and park along the rim.

Before Ellis Island, New York's Castle Clinton National Monument was the entry point for immigrants to the U.S. The round sandstone fort is located in what is now Battery Park.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is situated in St. Augustine, Florida. Construction began in 1672, making it one of the oldest masonry forts in the U.S.

Born a slave in Kentucky, Colonel Charles Young went on to graduate from West Point before becoming the first African-American national park superintendent in the U.S. This monument in Ohio celebrates his life.

Straddling the borders of Colorado and Utah, Dinosaur National Monument was dedicated in 1915. It sits along the Green and Yampa Rivers, and contains more than 800 paleontological sites.

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