Monuments in Alaska

Being the largest state in the United States, Alaska takes credit for its rich history and breathtaking beauty. It is home to the tallest mountain, the largest national forest and thousands of glaciers. Alaska is also known for its sunny nights during summer months. Visiting Alaska is fun, excitement and thrill of adventure.

Alaska has 4 national monuments. They are listed below:

Admiralty Island National Monument:

Located in the Tongrass forest, it is inhabited by Tlingits, the original tribes of this region. The specialty of this monument is that the number of bears in this region outnumbers that of the humans. It is virtually untouched by development and is a safe haven for its inmates.

Cape Krusenstern National Monument:

The landscape of this region is devoid of trees, but dotted with lagoons and limestone hills. The coastal plain lines the Chukchi Sea and has prehistoric evidence dating back to 6000 years in time. The region is of great archeological importance harboring remains older than the Greek civilizations.

Aniakchak National Monument:

Located in the heart of the Alaskan peninsula, this region was formed from the collapse of a huge 7000 foot mountain. It is 2000 feet deep and situated in the Aleutian mountains that are volcanically active.

Misty Fjords National Monument:

The monument has the most number of unusual wildlife species compared to any other. The region is dotted with river otters, mountain goats, marten, bears, moose etc. The salt water bays are ground for many predatory birds and exotic marine animals and a variety of fish. The region is well known for king salmon. The region has large deposits of molybdenum near its river beds. Some parts of this monument are accessible to public due to the facilities created by the forest department; thus making this place an adventurer’s paradise.

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