Bennington Battle Monument

Southern Vermont

Commemorating the Battle of Bennington, a crucial American Revolutionary War battle fought near here in 1777, Vermont's loftiest structure offers an unbeatable 360-degree view of the countryside with peeks at covered bridges and across to New York. And you won't have to strain hamstrings climbing this 306ft-tall obelisk: an elevator whisks you painlessly to the top.

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