Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park {Kentucky}

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park {Kentucky}

After spending a wonderful day in Louisville, the next day we made our way home with a stop on the way to visit the birthplace of America's 16th president- Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but then moved with his family to Illinois when he was 2 years old. Lincoln was self educated, [...]

Crazy Horse Memorial & Indian Museum of North America {South Dakota}

Crazy Horse Memorial & Indian Museum of North America {South Dakota}

In the black hills of South Dakota, nearby Mount Rushmore, is the Crazy Horse Memorial. This impressive memorial is a depiction of an Oglala Lakota war leader, Crazy Horse, who stood against the federal government and their encroachments on Native American territories. He is considered one of the most notable Native Americans in history. This [...]

Mount Rushmore National Monument {South Dakota}

Mount Rushmore National Monument {South Dakota}

Take me back to the black hills of Dakota. South Dakota is home to many national treasures, but none so much as Mount Rushmore National Monument. The monument represents four U.S. presidents, each 60 feet tall cut into the black stone of the mountain. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theordore Roosevelt, and Abrabram Lincoln are now [...]

Four Corners Monument {Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, & Colorado}

Four Corners Monument {Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, & Colorado}

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? What about being in four places at once? Well then you need to make a trek to Four Corners, the only place in the states that four states meet giving you the change to be in all of them at once. The monument is [...]

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument {Florida}

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument {Florida}

When in St. Augustine, the absolute must do is visit the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. It has been through Spanish, British, French, and American control at one point in time or another but has lasted as a tribute to spirit of resiliency of all those who lived there. Walking along the battlements, gazing [...]

Gila Valley Cliff Dwellings National Monument {New Mexico}

Gila Valley Cliff Dwellings National Monument {New Mexico}

A few years ago I found myself in New Mexico and it didn't take long to realize why it's called 'The Land of Enchantment'. I ventured out one day to see the Gila Valley Cliff Dwellings. This was one of the first national monuments established by President Roosevelt. It became a national monument on November [...]