Muir Woods 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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Muir Woods 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.
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Muir Woods National Monument


Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:415-388-2596
Fax:415-389-6957
Web: www.nps.gov/muwo/
Size: 554 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on January 9, 1908.
Location:12 miles north of California's Golden Gate Bridge, accessible via US 101 and CA 1.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The virgin stand of coastal redwoods was purchased by Congressman William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent in 1905. The land was subsequently donated to the federal government and declared a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, in honor of John Muir, writer and conservationist.

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Mill Valley is 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and a beautiful drive to the Muir Woods National Monument and the legendary Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast.
The law has come under fire from conservative members of Congress in spite of its historically bipartisan use to designate sites such as Grand Canyon, Muir Woods, and Zion.
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Looking for a dam to restore power for a colony of human survivors, a group (Jason Clarke, Keri Russell) stumbles upon the monkeys' Muir Woods home in the Redwoods outside San Francisco.
Patients undergoing imaging at the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will be transported to the tranquility of Muir Woods, or take in the sights of San Francisco from a cable car or boat, thanks to images projected on the suites walls and ceiling.
The seven-day "Western Wonder Experience", which departs from Los Angeles, includes stops in Monterey, Carmel by the Sea, San Francisco, Muir Woods, Sausalito, Sonoma County, Yosemite, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon.
In San Francisco, travellers will have the chance to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge and Muir Woods National Monument.
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Stay here for three nights, then head for Sonoma, stopping off at Muir Woods, with its redwood pine forests, and up into Yosemite National Park.