Each National Monument established under the Antiquities Act of 1906 tells a story of the nation's past and future. From vast scenic vistas to the material remains of past peoples, the National Monuments preserve places and collections that make America unique. The 2006 centennial provides perspective for considering the challenges for cultural and natural resource preservation in the 21st century.
The centennial is also an opportunity to reflect on the nation's historic accomplishments of importance to all Americans. Millions of visitors have experienced the significance of the Act for themselves. Find out about visiting the national monuments on the National Park Service's Parks and Recreation page and the Bureau of Land Management's Take a Vacation to the Past page.