I don't see why the National Parks service doesn't change their designation nomenclature. I realize that "monument" is a rank, not truly a description, but calling the GWC site a monument doesn't do it justice. There is so much to see and do here. This is a site that anyone traveling cross country on I-44 should stop to see. Only a few miles south of the interstate highway, the Carver farm honors a great scientist and educator, is the first National Monument to an African-American, offers a window into rural life in the late 19th century, and is a great introduction to Civil War history -- particularly the bloody Missouri/Kansas border wars. Highly recommended.