With a spectacular canyon cut by the Virgin River, Zion National Park is perfection. Our family has visited 26 national parks to date, and Zion remains our all-time favorite. With its town and park shuttle systems (April-October), it’s also the most RV-friendly national park that we’ve ever visited. The best way to see its natural […]
Like a middle child overshadowed by his big brother, national monuments rarely grab the attention or match the attendance of national parks like the Great Smoky Mountains or Grand Canyon. That’s exactly why savvy RV enthusiasts should seek them out. Unspoiled and generally uncrowded, national monuments are worth a stop along the way. As my family has discovered, these gems can even outshine their national park siblings.
The major difference between national parks and national monuments is the manner in which they’re created. National parks are preserved through an act of Congress. Most national monuments have been created by a presidential proclamation through power granted by the Antiquities Act of 1906 to protect places of historic, prehistoric or scientific interest.