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California’s national monuments and preserves showcase the state’s incredible beauty and diversity. Some, like Carrizo Plain National Monument and Mojave National Preserve, are remote and massive, providing outdoor enthusiasts with a chance to escape into nature. Others, like Muir Woods National Monument and Cabrillo National Monument, are relatively small and located near major population centers. You’ll find all sorts of natural wonders at these extraordinary locations—waterfalls, lava tube

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s, Joshua Trees, giant sequoias, marine life, and more. 

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