Historic Sites

Petroglyph National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Joe Sanchez
Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources. Of the most extraordinary, an estimated 20,000 carved images dot the landscape. Many are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are more complex. These images are inseparable from the cultural landscape, the spirits of the people who created, and who appreciate them.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
7236
Visitor Count: 
121825
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
JA Vocano; Albuquerque Overlook; Black Volcano Loop; Vulcan Volcano Loop; Rinconada Canyon; Boco Negra Canyon: Mesa Point; Macaw; Cliff Base; Piedras Marcadas
Entrance Fees: 
Weekday Parking: $1; Weekend Parking: $2
Nearest Major City: 
Albuquerque, NM
Gateway Communities: 
Albuquerque, NM; Corrales, NM; Rio Rancho, NM; Isleta, NM; Bernalillo, NM; Tijeras, NM; Cedar Crest, NM
Nearby Airports: 
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

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Navajo National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Nancy Skinner
Descendants of the Hopi people who built these cliff dwellings are called Hisatsinom. Several Zuin clans began in this area, also pueblo builders. Later, San Juan Southern Paiute, famous for their baskets, moved into this area and lived near the cliff dwellings. Today, the monument is surrounded by the Navajo Nation, as it has been for hundreds of years.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
360
Visitor Count: 
71595
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Sandal Trail; Aspen Trail; Canyon View Trail
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Shiprock, NM; Window Rock; AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Shonto, AZ; Kaibito, AZ; Tonalea, AZ; Kayenta, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Page Municipal Airport (PGA); Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG); Four Corners Regional Airport (FMN)

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Oregon Caves National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Craig Ackerman
Oregon Caves National Monument offers opportunities to explore a marble cave, hike trails through ancient forests and enjoy family focused activities. The cultural history of Oregon Caves National Monument evolves around the cave's discovery, exploration and the resulting national Historic structures that surround the caves.
Park Open Info: 
March 24 (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Thanksgiving Day through Winter
Park Acreage: 
488
Visitor Count: 
78900
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Oregon Caves Chateau; Grand Column; Ghost Room; Big Tree Trail; No Name Trail; Cliff Nature Trail; Old Growth Trail
Entrance Fees: 
Adult (ages 17 & older): $8.50; Juniors (16 & under): $6; Group Rates available
Nearest Major City: 
Grants Pass, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Cave Junction, OR; Kerby, OR; Selma, OR; Williams, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Klamath Falls International Airport (LMT); Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR); Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

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Minidoka Internment National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Neil King
As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 forcing over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry to leave their lives behind to move to one of ten Relocation Camps. Minidoka is the story of one Camp, constituting the single largest forced relocation in U.S. history.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
73
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Jerome County Museum; Idaho Farm and Ranch Museum
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Eden, ID
Gateway Communities: 
Twin Falls, ID; Jerome, ID; Wendell, ID; Buhl, ID; Filer, ID
Nearby Airports: 
Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF); Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN); Boise Air Terminal (BOI)

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Montezuma Castle National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Kath Davis
Visit Montezuma Castle National Monument to witness the incredible legacy of a people who continue to inspire the imaginations of this and future generations. Gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room elaborate domain, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a 1,000 year-old story of ingenuity and survival in a harsh desert landscape.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
1658
Visitor Count: 
597762
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Montezuma Castle; Montezuma Well; Sycamore Grove; Beaver Creek
Entrance Fees: 
Montezuma Well: Free; Montezuma Castle Adult (valid for 7 days): $5; Montezuma Castle Child: Free
Nearest Major City: 
Flagstaff, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Camp Verde, AZ; Rimrock, AZ; Lake Montezuma, AZ; Cornville, AZ; Dewey, AZ; Sedona, AZ; Prescott Valley, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG); Sedona Airport (SEZ); Rimrock Airport (private)

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jim Hammet
A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument reveals Oregon's exciting past. Take a journey into ancient Oregon by touring the museum at Sheep Rock, hiking a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnicking at Clarno. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument protects one of the longest and most continuous records of evolutionary change and biotic relationships in North America. Here, scientists have unearthed countless fossils of land plants and animals dating back 6 to 54 million years as well as evidence of the dramatic climatic changes that have occurred.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Acreage: 
14000
Visitor Count: 
119656
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Painted Hills; Cant Ranch; Sheep Rock; Blue Basin; Cathedral Rock;
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kimberly, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Dayville, OR; Kimberly, OR; Antelope, OR; Spray, OR; Fossil, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Portland International Airport (PDX); Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH); Burns Municipal Airport (BNO); Grant County Regional Airport / Ogilvie Field (JDA)

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Lava Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
David Kruse
The history and cultural legacy of the lava beds stretches back thousands of years - it is one of the longest continually occupied areas in North America. Volcanic eruptions have created a rugged landscape with more than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites and Historic battlefields in a high desert wilderness.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
46560
Visitor Count: 
104490
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mammoth Crater; Symbol Bridge; Big Painted Cave; Hidden Valey; Schonchin Butte; Fleener Chimneys; Thomas-Wright Battlefield; Black Crater; Gillems Camp; Sheepy Ridge; Captain Jacks Stronghold; Petroglyph Point
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Individual Pass (motorcycle, bicycle, walk-in): $5
Nearest Major City: 
Klamath Falls, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Tulelake, CA; Merrill, OR; Malin, OR; Midland, OR; Klamath Falls, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Klamath Falls International Airport (LMT); Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR); Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Darrell Cook
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument commemorates one of America's most significant and famous battles, the Battle of the Little Bighorn. On June 25 and 26, 1876, two divergent cultures clashed in a life or death struggle.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
765
Visitor Count: 
298518
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
White Swan Memorial Library; Stone House
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass: $10; Individual Pass (pedestrians, motorcycles): $5; Vans & Mini-Bus (7-25 people): $40; Motor Coach (26+ people): $100
Nearest Major City: 
Billings, MT
Gateway Communities: 
Crow Agency, MT; Garryowen, MT; Hardin, MT; Lodge Grass, MT; Busby, MT; Wyola, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Billings Logan International Airport (BIL); Sheridan County Airport (SHR)

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Hovenweep National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Corky Hays

Hovenweep National Monument protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages sprawling over a twenty-mile expanse along the Utah-Colorado border. Multi-leveled and strategically positioned towers lead visitors to marvel at the skill and motivation of their builders.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
785
Visitor Count: 
26348
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Square Tower Group; Cajon; Cutthroat Castle; Goodman Point; Holly; Horsehoe/Hackberry
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $3 (motorcycles, bicycles, walk-ins); Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $6; Local Passport (valid for Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges): $25; Commercial Tours: $25-$100 (varies depending on seating capacity of vehicle)
Nearest Major City: 
Cortez, CO; Blanding, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Aneth, UT; Montezuma Creek, UT; Pleasant View, CO; Yellow Jacket, CO; Cahone, CO; Lewis, CO; Bluff, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ); Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT); Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC); Canyonlands Fiels (CNY); Albuquerque Interntaional Sunport (ABQ)

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Grand Portage National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Timothy Cochrane
Welcome to Grand Portage National Monument! The cultural and natural history offer an abundance of seasonal experiences at Grand Portage.
Park Open Info: 
Historic Depot opens May 24; Heritage Visitors Center open Year-round (hours vary seasonally); Mount Rose Trail open Dawn-Dusk; Grand Portage Footpath open Dawn-Dusk
Park Closed Info: 
Historic Depot closes October 14; Heritage Visitors Center open Year-round (hours vary seasonally); Mount Rose Trail open Dawn-Dusk; Grand Portage Footpath open Dawn-Dusk
Park Acreage: 
710
Highest Point: 
Rose Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
906 feet
Visitor Count: 
53443
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
The Historic Gardens; Great Hall; Kitchen; Canoe Warehouse; Ojibwe Village; Voyageur's Encampment; Mount Rose; Lake Superior; Grand Portage Footpath
Entrance Fees: 
Adults: $3; Child (15 and under): Free; Family Rate: $6; Holders of Annual Senior Access Pass: Free
Nearest Major City: 
Duluth, MN
Gateway Communities: 
Grand Portage, MN; Hovland, MN; Grand Marais, MN
Nearby Airports: 
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP); Duluth International Airport (DLH); LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT)

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