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Sunday drive adventure

The trip was worth it as it is part of New Jersey and Aviation history. It was a nice day trip... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
ab509bwg
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Brick, New Jersey
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Trip to The Pines

Very cool. This memorial is in the middle of the woods and is very beautiful. Well worth the trip... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
melissa2592
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is the crash site of Emilio Carranza, aka "the Charles Lindbergh of Mexico". The story goes that Carranza was holed up in New York, following a dramatic, one-man flight from Mexico City. He was waiting out the bad weather when he allegedly received a...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The trip was worth it as it is part of New Jersey and Aviation history. It was a nice day trip. Word of advice, it is at least three miles from Russo's Fruit and Veggy Market. Once into Wharton State Forest slow down as road...More

Thank ab509bwg
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very cool. This memorial is in the middle of the woods and is very beautiful. Well worth the trip. Don't go by yourself if you scare easily, lol. Got some great pictures.

Thank melissa2592
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I drove down here to take the hike out to the old fire tower. I parked near the monument and wandered over to take a look. It's pretty cool. There's a sign nearby explaining the history. I'd never heard of this event in my life....More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The story behind this memorial is actually pretty interesting, but unless you're already in the area camping or exploring, it's really not worth visiting. Just a stone obelisk in a sandy area out in the middle of nowhere.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have lived in NJ my entire life and we were never taught about this 23-year-old aviator the "Lindberg of Mexico". On a good will mission to the US his lane crashed in the Pine Barrens. Mexico still sends representatives to the memorial each year....More

Thank Charlestontourist58
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Just a large stone memorial in the middle of nowhere. Interesting to stumble upon a weird piece of history way out in the pines. Nothing really special though.

Thank RoadhouseReport
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Statue honors Emilio Carranza, Mexican pilot who crashed around 90 years ago. Nothing much to see. One day a year the Mexican Consulate comes out and lays a wreath and has a brief ceremony of remembrance. Nice area for hiking or hunting. Too sandy usually...More

Thank bikeguyrich
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Amazing early aviation history to share with kids. Emilio Carranza was a international aviation pioneer that crashed tragically in a storm while attempting to return to Mexico. It is quite a large monument in the middle of the Pinelands that marks the site of the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 21 September 2014

It is one of my favorite places in pine barrens of New Jersey. A monument to Emilio Carranza a Mexican aviation pioneer who died here in a crash while on humanitarian mission. There is a parking behind the monument ( with simple bathroom facilities) and...More

3  Thank podrozniczka60
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