Definitions for "National Monument"
public land areas set aside by the President or Congress to protect areas of historic or scientific importance. Grand Staircase-Escalante was proclaimed a national monument in 1996.
memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment
An area designated by the President of the United States, under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906, to protect objects of scientific and historical interest that are located on federal lands.
Keywords:  protected, area