Cabrillo National Monument


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Cabrillo National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Cabrillo National Monument

Address:1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

Phone:619-557-5450
Fax:619-226-6311
Web: www.nps.gov/cabr/
Size: 160 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on October 14, 1913; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933.
Location:Within the city of San Diego at the end of Point Loma. To get there, follow CA 209 south, from I-5 or I-8.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, whale watching, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Portuguese explorer who claimed the West Coast of the United States for Spain in 1542, is memorialized here. At the highest point of the park stands the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, which has been a San Diego icon since 1854 and has been restored to its most active period -- the 1880s. Gray whales migrate offshore during the winter. Tidepools found on the west side of the park are excellent for studying southern California coastal ecology.

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Hundreds of miles away, at the southern tip of California, lies Cabrillo National Monument, winner of the 2005 National Design Project Achievement Merit Award and a 2006 National Park Service Accessibility Award for its Lighthouses of Point Loma exhibit.
The Cabrillo National Monument there has a glassed-in observatory for viewing.
At the end of the road is Cabrillo National Monument, and you'll want to fork over the $5-per-carload fee just to wander the grounds and take in a vista that is arguably the finest in the city.
Visitors to the site can take virtual tours of the featured park sites, including Coronado National Memorial in Arizona, Cabrillo National Monument in California, De Soto National Memorial in Florida, and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas.
It's called Cabrillo National Monument and it's one of the city's best-kept secrets (well, maybe not for Karen, but none of my other friends living there ever mentioned it).