Jan 25 2011

What Happened to Stonehenge II?

Try as I might, I’m not always able to write about places we’ve been to in a timely manner.  As of this moment, I’m about 60 sites behind.  Usually, this isn’t too much of a problem, as museums and state parks don’t change too much, and I try to research my posts for site updates before I write.

Once in a while, though, I find that I’ve waited too long.

Take, for instance, Stonehenge II near Hunt, Texas.  We visited this roadside attraction in December of 2009, and I was finally going to write about it today.

Stonehenge II, Hunt, TX

Imagine my dismay, then, when I learned that it’s no longer there!

My first thought was, “I’m glad we went while it was still there.”  Like the lonely grain elevators I photographed in North Dakota, I’m sad when I learn that someplace we’ve visited has since been demolished.

The good news, however, is that Stonehenge II is finding a new home down the road in Ingram, Texas.  I found severa news reports about its pending move for fall of 2010, and some photos of its new home being readied in November, with information that it was still being rebuilt at that time, but nothing that says when it will reopen.

If any Texas readers know more about the Stonehenge move, I’d appreciate your comments.  This sign explains the original site’s origin.  I wonder how they’ll explain the move?

Stonehenge II history

For now, I’ll just share photos of our visit, and relive the memories of a 70-degree winter day while playing hide-and-seek at Stonehenge.

Stonehenge II Hide Seek

If we ever get to Carhenge, I promise I’ll write about it before it’s gone.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Published by at 2:24 pm under Roadside Attractions
Tags: , , , , ,

3 comments so far

3 Comments to “What Happened to Stonehenge II?”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Linda, Linda. Linda said: What Happened to Stonehenge II?: Try as I might, I’m not always able to write about places we’ve been to… http://bit.ly/eQWZNF [...]

  2. Stonehenge Replicas in the USA on 04 Feb 2011 at 6:04 am

    [...] might say that everything’s bigger in Texas, but Texas Hill Country’s Stonehenge II is actually a half-size replica.  When we visited a year ago, it was near Hunt, but the land under [...]

  3. Sarah V. on 17 Dec 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I just came across this post almost a year later!

    We visited Stonehenge II and the Easter Island heads in their new location in Ingram, Texas at the Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF). It has been over a year since our visit, so I’m not sure what changes have taken place since then.

    For those wanting to visit, the HCAF website provides directions from San Antonio.

    When we visited, Stonehenge looked very much like it does in your photos. We had a lot of fun, and it was a great spot to snap some photos.

Trackback URI | Comments RSS

Leave a Comment