national monument

a monument, as a historic site or geographical area, owned and maintained in the public interest by the federal government.

1905–10, Americanism Unabridged
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national monument

memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment 
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Example sentences
These unique landscapes have been suggested for national monument status.
Normally the national monument is bathed in white light.
In times of high unemployment, even the designation of a national monument can become a jobs program.
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