Top 10 Replica Versions of Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England that attracts millions of people to the UK just to see it, each and every year. I am telling you about this place because I am slightly ashamed to admit that despite once living just 2 miles away from it, I have never been to see it or touched it in my entire life! Sadly I now live hundreds of miles away from it, but maybe I don’t need to go and see it as I can just visit one of these places instead…

 


Top 10 Replica Versions of Stonehenge


 

Inflatable replica of Stonehenge
Inflatable replica of Stonehenge

10 – Bouncy, Oh such a good time, Bouncy Bouncy, Shoes all in a line!

Maybe I could just visit this very large inflatable version of stone hedge that is touring around the UK anyway, that way I wouldn’t have to go anywhere, just wait for it to come to Cardiff, Wales! And for those with a good memory it did indeed feature in my post “Top 10 Unusual Inflatable Things” But it was a terrible post, so you might not remember it.

Cars placed as a replica of Stonehenge
Cars placed as a replica of Stonehenge

9 – Welcome to Carhenge!

This replica of Stonehenge in Alliance, Nebraska is rather cool. Made up of grey paint sprayed cars, it was made by Artist Jim Reinders and is made from a total of 56 cars!

Ice placed as a replica of Stonehenge
Ice placed as a replica of Stonehenge

8 – Welcome to the Ice age

Over in Fairbanks, Alaska they make this rather amazing version of Stonehenge made up from over 100 blocks of ice each and every year. I think it looks incredible and I would love to see this for myself one day, even more than the real version!

Exact replica of Stonehenge
Exact replica of Stonehenge

7 – The Finished item

Located in Maryhill, Washington is this exact, full-scale replica of the original Stonehenge! But this version is a monument in respect to those who died in World War I. No matter how sad the reason for its existence is, it is still nothing short of incredible.

Larval Stonehenge replica
Larval Stonehenge replica

6 – The Birthplace

Located in a public art museum in Taipei, Taiwan is an art install called “Larval Stonehenge” and is supposed represent what Stonehenge was like when it was young. It is kind of strange, but also kind of cool at the same time!

Aotearoa Stonehenge replica
Aotearoa Stonehenge replica

5 – The finished product

Located in Wairarapa, New Zealand is this finished version of Stonehenge and is described as a working structure designed and built for its precise location.  It looks great and is sure to be well worth seeing if I was to tour all of these replicas.

hayhenge Stonehenge replica
hayhenge Stonehenge replica

4 – The Land not so far away

This is not some place amazing in America but, in fact, some place amazing in the Midlands! This Hayhenge was located just north of Birmingham and amused motorway travellers for ages. Sadly this is no longer standing, but it is well worth seeing the other ones the farmer makes by clicking on the image.

Stonehenge replica made of Bamboo
Stonehenge replica made of Bamboo

3 – The lightweight version

The problem with Stonehenge is that it is made with stone and means that if you want to build a replica it could take a lot of manpower! But over in Rotterdam, Netherlands is this version that they made with Bamboo! It does look kind of cool as well.

Stonehenge replica made of foam
Stonehenge replica made of foam

2 – Fakehenge

Made to exact measurements and stats, right down to the dents and scratches in the rocks is this amazing replica made of foam located in Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia.

Phonehenge Stonehenge replica
Phonehenge Stonehenge replica

1 –  Call from the past

What better way to make use of all those old red phone boxes than to make this amazing replica of the stone based henge! Located in South Carolina, USA, it is simply amazing.

36 thoughts on “Top 10 Replica Versions of Stonehenge”

  1. Well I can beat you on this one because I lived in Amesbury and have never been to Stonehenge!

  2. I remember going to Stonehenge one year, they keep you from being to up close. I felt a little disappointed because it didn’t look all that big, but if I had been right beside the pillars, it might have looked a lot bigger. Too many people wanting to touch. I find these quite fascinating – I had no idea there was one here in Washington (the real one, not the other one). I’d swear that is Mt. Rainier in the background.

  3. How interesting! I had no idea there were so many and such interesting ones. There is one at Missouri University of Science and Technology, but apparently it didn’t make the cut for the top ten. Theirs is just made of ordinary stones – certainly no match for foam or telephone booths!

  4. Great post. Don’t feel bad about not visiting someplace you are so close to. I live less than 2 miles from the Chicago border and it is rare that I ever go to the city. I am happy staying where I am. 🙂

  5. There is an ancient wood calender near Monk’s Mound near Collinsville Illinois. The locals call it Wood Henge. I used to live nearby and visited it several times.

  6. These are all amazing, but nothing would beat the real thing. The larva one is funky. Ad so often we forget to be tourists in our own country/town and miss out on so many wonderful things. I can’t believe you were so close and didn’t get to see it.

  7. I’m sorry Russell, I have to agree with Robert Byrd – and add ‘Really????’ What an utter plebeian! [I like to use long wordy words rather than short factual ones]
    Great list – I loved ’em all! And just to prove you are not alone in your plebbiness – I go to the Wairairapa very often and though I know of the ‘Henge there I have never visited it…….. must do so next visit ….

  8. We are moving near to the NZ one later this year so will definitely be going to visit. Passing the official one was always a highlight of a trip up to London when I was younger and still lived in the UK 🙂

  9. Those were great! I kept cracking myself up because I’d look at a picture and assume it was from the States, and it wasn’t – or I’d look and say ‘that has to be across the way’ and it wasn’t! I’d have bet anything that the hay was American and the phone booths were English!

  10. Hot damn Russell! You have, completely unbelievably, outdone yourself again! I didn’t think it possible!

    These works of art, and that is what they are, speak of people with an amazing passion, and far too much time on their hands. I can’t imagine how long it took to make even the simplest versions of Stonehenge. If I had the means, I’d probably go and see all of them while trying to find new ones to see after that.

    Great job Mate!

    p.s. — You lived only 2 miles away and you didn’t visit the real thing? You total arse! (LOL) That’s like living here in Toronto and not visiting the CN Tower! Cheers!

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