One of our nation's newest National Parks is right in our back yard. Monroe is home to River Raisin National Battlefield. What's that you ask? A battlefield in Monroe? Yes. Between January 18 and January 23rd in 1813 it was the site of fighting between American forces and a combination of British troops and Indian allies.
To be honest, while this park has historic significance, there isn't much to do or see there. There is a short walkway with some signage and the visitor center has a very nice presentation on events leading up to the battle and how the fighting progressed.