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These are America's most important National Monuments

Love Exploring Logo By Jacqui Agate of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 51: Montezuma Castle has been a National Monument since 1906, though its history stretches back much, much further. This site preserves an impressive ancient cliff dwelling built by the indigenous Sinagua people almost 1,000 years ago – a 20-room, multi-story “castle” carved into a limestone cliff face. It’s often compared to a modern apartment block and it stands in central Arizona, surrounded by sycamores, whose wood was used to build support beams for the structure.

Montezuma Castle, Arizona

Montezuma Castle has been a National Monument since 1906, though its history stretches back much, much further. This site preserves an impressive ancient cliff dwelling built by the indigenous Sinagua people almost 1,000 years ago – a 20-room, multi-story “castle” carved into a limestone cliff face. It’s often compared to a modern apartment block and it stands in central Arizona, surrounded by sycamores, whose wood was used to build support beams for the structure.

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