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…
Ten Replicas of Stonehenge That Are Just as Mysterious as the Original
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.
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!
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!
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.
6 – The Birthplace
Located in a public art museum in Taipei, Taiwan is an art install called “Larval Stonehenge” and is supposed to represent what Stonehenge was like when it was young. It is kind of strange, but also kind of cool at the same time!
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.
4 – The Land not so far away
This is not someplace amazing in America but, in fact, someplace 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.
3 – The lightweight version
The problem with Stonehenge is that it is made of 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.
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.
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.