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America’s 20 Most-Visited Monuments

Mount Rushmore made the top 20.

By Everett Potter

Which former president greets nearly six million people a year? Well, it’s not George W. Bush or George Washington, but if you guessed Abraham Lincoln, you’re correct. The Lincoln Memorial is America’s most popular monument by far.

It’s certainly not the only one of America’s most-visited national monuments to be located in our nation’s capital; you can check several off your to-do list with a vacation to D.C. Yet there are noteworthy monuments across the country, from Charleston to St. Louis to San Diego, that make an easy weekend getaway or road trip. Most are free, and they can be profound gathering places, even for events that happened more than a century ago. Read more at Travel + Leisure

 

Everett Potter is Editor-in-Chief of Everett Potter’s Travel Report. Follow him @EverettPotter

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