• Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps on the steps of the Court of Honor

    American Memorial

    Park Northern Mariana Islands

Plan Your Visit

American Memorial Park

American Memorial Park, Saipan

NPS

Recommended Activities and Park Use

Suggested activities include: walking, jogging, or cycling along the path originating at Micro Beach; visiting the Carillon Bell Tower, Memorial Court of Honor and Flag Circle, and Smiling Cove Marina; picnicking or barbecuing in designated areas; playing tennis or other sports; relaxing on the beach; observing plants, birds, and flowers; attending a special event or activity.

Basic Visit Recommendations

Set aside one or two hours to visit the park. Begin at the Visitor Center by watching the film and spending some time in the exhibit which illustrates the events of the Battle of Saipan in 1944 during World War II. Conclude your visit with a stroll around the park to visit the Memorial Court of Honor and Flag Circle, the Carillon Bell Tower, World War II Artifacts, and Smiling Cove Marina.

For an extended visit to the park, you may wish to include additional time to enjoy the many local flora and fauna, birding, playing tennis or other sports, spending time on the beach or perhaps an afternoon picnic.

Special Events and Programs

See the Calendar of Events for current listings.

Adjacent Visitor Attractions

Micro Beach is one of the finest windsurfing beaches in the Marianas. Smiling Cove Marina offers visitors an opportunity to visit Mañagaha Island or take a sunset cruise in the lagoon. The tourist district of Garapan is located within walking distance from the park and offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

Lodging Facilities

No lodging or camping facilities exist in the park.

Food and Supplies

There are numerous shops and restaurants located in Garapan, a short walk from the park.

Other Concessions and NPS-Managed Visitor Facilities and Opportunities

There are four public use tennis courts on the property, three of the courts are lighted from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for night time use. Also located on the premises are field sport areas, picnic sites, and two playgrounds for children.

Visitor Impacts

In an effort to preserve the historic, cultural, and natural resources, which are protected under Federal and Commonwealth Law, please do not disturb, remove, or damage any resources. If you encounter World War II ammunition on or off shore, do not disturb or remove it. Inform a ranger of the location for removal by qualified personnel.

Did You Know?

Photo courtesy of Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

At the end of war, President Harry S. Truman provided these words to the people of Japan, "As we approach the peace table, let us be free of malice and hate to the end that from here on there shall be neither victors nor vanquished among us, but only equal partners in the partnership of peace."