Monuments Travel Guide

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Champ the Lake Monster Monument

On the banks of Lake Champlain is an intriguing stone slab with an etching of a strange aquatic creature. Sightings of this legendary beast date back to the first European explorers’ visit to the lake.

Burlington, VT

 
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Captain Cook Statue

This dignified statue of the great British explorer Captain James Cook is located in the scenic harbor of Waimea Town, Kauai. But what led to the captain’s death?

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii 96704

 
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Zona Shue’s Tombstone

In a picturesque cemetery in Lewisburg, WV, is the granite tombstone of Zona Heaster Shue, also known to many as the Greenbrier Ghost.

Greenbrier County
Lewisburg, WV

 
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Elephant Statue & Hotel

At a leafy crossroads in Somers, NY, stands a striking obelisk-shaped monument to an elephant. This legendary pachyderm put an indelible stamp on American popular culture.

Somers, NY

 
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Adirondack Park

Lake George has been a vacation destination for generations. But at the turn of the century, some say a terrifying and monstrous beast arose from the depths of this typically placid body of water.

Lake George
Hague, NY

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Shadehill State Recreation Area

Shadehill State Recreation Area features a sweeping landscape of rivers, plains and hills. Overlooking a 5,000-acre reservoir is a monument that bears a plaque honoring one man’s epic struggle for survival during America’s pioneer days.

19150 Summerville Rd
Shadehill, SD 57638

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Pickens County Courthouse

A window on one building in the heart of this quiet hamlet has a mysterious image that some say was left there by an angry spirit. Does a former slave’s dying vow still haunt this Southern town?

Convergence of Highways 17 and 86
Carrollton, AL

 
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Sitgreaves National Forest

The Sitgreaves National Forest is home to more than 400 species of wildlife and 680 miles of rivers and streams. But this verdant oasis was once the site of a bizarre encounter -- was it the site of an alien abduction, as one man claims?

Heber, AZ

 

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